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Old 04-27-2004, 07:58 AM
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Educate me on Cam

My brother has a 68 mustang, i am starting work (slowly) on a 66. He tells me that he gets that great sound on his partly because of the Cam. What is this and how do I go about making sure I have the right one? He is running a 351, I have a 289 Hi-po.

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Old 04-27-2004, 09:05 AM
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In basic terms, engines have more of a lope sound to them as the cam size gets bigger. Its hard to compare cams in two different motors because the size of the motor effects the cam. A mild street cam in a 351w may be too wild and too big for a 289. also going too big for your motor may cause vaccum and idling problems. I would guess that something around a 270-280 duration cam with 110cl would give you the sound your looking for if your motor is fairly stock.
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Old 04-27-2004, 09:56 AM
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How do I?

How do I go about identifying what type of Cam I have now? Do they have marking or identifiers on them?
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I dont know if there is any way to tell what cam is in your motor besides looking up on the internet what cam came in it. As far as what cam to pick, you can go to the catalog on the comp cams website. I would guess that with stock heads, you would want something that will operate in the 2000-6000 or 2500-6500 range at most. I would think about something along the lines of the Extreem energy XE268H. Copy and paste the website that I have listed below to see all the cams and descriptions that comp cams has to offer for your motor. Thats cool you are in the marines, my girlfriends dad has been in the Marines for 23 years, he just got promoted to Sargent major. So thats cool.

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Old 04-27-2004, 10:32 AM
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You asked for it, click the link for an education on cams.

http://www.newcovenant.com/speedcraf...camshaft/1.htm

Some great info.

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