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  1. Conanski
    Today 06:11 PM - permalink
    I can recommmend a few cams, are you going to be using an older flat tappet motor or a newer roller motor?
  2. ronnin45
    Today 11:18 AM - permalink
    THANKS. both my old 302 and 351 flat tappet ('92) use the Same cams?? what are the specs of that cam??-- I have no more information about that Melling, but it seems that already selled. Another one is a Summit 3601 (Duration at 050 inch Lift:218 int./228 exh. Advertised Duration:278 int./290 exh. Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio:0.471 int./0.471 exh.) Its the double of the price I think its no good at idle. (I need to use air c.) Or do you recommend me a set of 1.7 rockers? (Proform 66878) with stock cam? its cheapest
  3. Conanski
    Yesterday 03:03 PM - permalink
    Both of these motors use the same cams so there is no "351" cam per se. That Melling looks good given the limited specs you posted, do you know the advertised duration and lobe seperation angle?
  4. ronnin45
    Yesterday 02:04 PM - permalink
    What do you think is better? a New cam (204/214 dur 448/472 lift) or a 351w cam with 1.7 Rockers? Also, what are the specs of my actual cam on that 302? Hope you can help me and sorry for my bad english
  5. ronnin45
    Yesterday 02:04 PM - permalink
    Hello Conanski, I'm writing from Venezuela, I've realized you have a lot of knowledge And I hope you can help Me. Im building a 302 Engine to put on a 84 Mustang. This is an old 74 302 (d4de-6015 ba) have flat pistons and e5 heads (pedestal mount rocker) and already had the correct pushrods for the lifters when I buyed. Also I got a set of gt40 Heads 3 bar with a lot of Port Work, very good. An Edelbrock Performer 289 Intake Manifold (2121, it say idle-5500 rpm) and a Holley 650 Carb. My mechanic guy tell me he can find a Modern Block and crankshaft. I want To add a better cam since I have read that stock cam of that engine is very restrictive (dont know exactly specs) but i dont really want a BEAST cam. The only option I've found is a Melling 204/214 dur 448/472 lift cam. Also some people tell me that adding a 351w cam with 1.7 rockers I can have better results but i dont know the stock cam specs. the only 351w flat tappet cams I've found are from an 77 Truck and from an 92 truck.
  6. scruffydawg
    01-19-2015 09:22 AM - permalink
    HI Conanski, I'm hoping you can help me with my headache, Here is my porblem. I have a 1996 f150 with the 5.8, 171000 miles, leaks. and hesitation problems. I would like to either rebuild or replace the engine to fis the problems and get more power. Maybe stroke it out, but the problems I have read with doing this is the computer does not adjust/work well with these changes. I have considered replacing with a crate engine and installing a self-contained EFI carb and removing the computer all together, but not sure if this is feasible or the best idea. Any input would be very helpful. Thanks!!
  7. Conanski
    01-11-2015 10:21 AM - permalink
    Yeah.. you don't need a cam change just add 1.7 rockers for a little more grunt across the board.
  8. dbockian
    01-11-2015 12:45 AM - permalink
    Dear Mr. O'Brien, I have a 1996 Broco with a 5.8, and am changing the tranny to a ZF-5. I have Bassani from the headers, y-pipe and exhaust. The guy that I am leaning on to do the maintenance on the engine is pushing me to replace the cam. I will be mostly highway, town, and mild trails. I am nervous about changing the power / torque bands in my usable range between 1,000 - 3,000. Could you possibly give me your thoughts? Thank you for your time. David
  9. Conanski
    12-29-2014 08:34 PM - permalink
    There are always exceptions to the rule with these Ford trucks but in general the 5.0 got a roller cam starting in '92 but it was a puny little thing with something like 240 deg total duration and not even 0.400" lift.
  10. Anthonynoble
    12-29-2014 12:05 AM - permalink
    cool, thanks for the quick response too man, i can get the crane cam for like 240, where the cheapest i can find the comp cam is like 290, i still wasn't 100% sure about the roller can already in my truck, because i keep seein so many people say my truck didn't have one, for ****'s n giggles i pulled the driver valvecover, yanked a pushrod, and hell yeah, it's a roller... it will cost more than the flat tappet i had been looking into, but i know it'll put out the power in the long run. thanks for the help man

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    Ottawa, Ontario
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    Paul (Conan) O'Brien

    1990 5.0HO AOD XLT X-Cab F150 3.55LS, 1994 3.0L 5-sp x-cab Ranger 3.45, 2004 3.0L 5-sp X-cab Ranger Edge 4.10, 2004 2.5L 5-spd Subaru Legacy
    1996 Kawasaki ZX11D, 2004 Honda 599, 2008 Kawasaki KLR650


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