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Ford 302 build for Volvo Amazon

I've got an 85 302 with E5T heads. Grinding the smog bumps down first. Then checking with syringe exactly how many cc's chamber are (have heard anywhere from 60-66). Milling head accordingly to get mid 50's combustion chamber cc's (too much?). Keeping stock valves.

Have come across cheap deal on Eddie Performer RPM air gap intake.

Going in 1100kg Amazon with Jag 3.54 lsd diff and T5 manual.

Is the Performer RPM going to hurt low-midrange torque noticeably?

600cfm carb more than enough.

Looking for advice on cam selection with these heads as described above, performer RPM (is dual plane) that won't cost torque, although off idle not that much of an issue with 3.54's and T5 right?

I want good duration not to excessive lift right?

Main question is about intake and torque, lol!

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I've got an 85 302 with E5T heads. Grinding the smog bumps down first. Then checking with syringe exactly how many cc's chamber are (have heard anywhere from 60-66). Milling head accordingly to get mid 50's combustion chamber cc's (too much?). Keeping stock valves.

Have come across cheap deal on Eddie Performer RPM air gap intake.

Going in 1100kg Amazon with Jag 3.54 lsd diff and T5 manual.

Is the Performer RPM going to hurt low-midrange torque noticeably?

600cfm carb more than enough.

Looking for advice on cam selection with these heads as described above, performer RPM (is dual plane) that won't cost torque, although off idle not that much of an issue with 3.54's and T5 right?

I want good duration not to excessive lift right?

Main question is about intake and torque, lol!

Cheers
The GT40P heads are in the 58-61cc range and are about 9.2/9.5-1 compression ratio. The valves are a bit smaller in those E5T's of yours and have a less 'aggressive' combustion chamber as well. Probably decent heads though with some port matching.

The Edelbrock RPM intake is 1500-6000 range which for my use in the AVATAR car perfect and mates well with the Ford Racing 'E' roller camshaft and the 1405/6 Edelbrock 600CFM. There are other and more radical camshafts offered by Ford Racing, but you will lose your low end performance. If the EU (idiots !) has forced the removal of most of the zinc in motor oils, I would not even consider a flat tappet camshaft. I'm using the 'E' camshaft but with 1.7 rockers for .526 lift instead of the advertised .498.

Performance wise - and with that weight car, and with 3.54 final drive you will be happy (not heard of a Volvo Amazon on this side of the Atlantic).

This is the regular Performer RPM and the 1405, 600CFM - not frightening fast but impressive with 3.25 differential gears and tall tires :

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The GT40P heads are in the 58-61cc range and are about 9.2/9.5-1 compression ratio. The valves are a bit smaller in those E5T's of yours and have a less 'aggressive' combustion chamber as well. Probably decent heads though with some port matching.

The Edelbrock RPM intake is 1500-6000 range which for my use in the AVATAR car perfect and mates well with the Ford Racing 'E' roller camshaft and the 1405/6 Edelbrock 600CFM. There are other and more radical camshafts offered by Ford Racing, but you will lose your low end performance. If the EU (idiots !) has forced the removal of most of the zinc in motor oils, I would not even consider a flat tappet camshaft. I'm using the 'E' camshaft but with 1.7 rockers for .526 lift instead of the advertised .498.

Performance wise - and with that weight car, and with 3.54 final drive you will be happy (not heard of a Volvo Amazon on this side of the Atlantic).

This is the regular Performer RPM and the 1405, 600CFM - not frightening fast but impressive with 3.25 differential gears and tall tires :

The Amazon is the PV544 here in the States. The one that looks like a fatfender Ford.

Anywho, + 1 on the GT40P's. Ford folks have always suffered in the cylinder head department, one way or the other with the factory stuff. It's either too dang big ( Boss 302 anyone ? ), or too small sometimes ( just any passenger truck or car head ). I understand that they wanted high velocity to get that tiny stroke to torque a bit, but doggone it, after doing it for a bazillion years you'd think they could just give a rodder a break and make a great head that doesn't need anything. Sorry for the soapbox moment.

Since you guys can get Shell Optimax ( 98 octane, I think ), you could get away with a little more compression than we can here, and since you have a stick and decent gears, cam wise you have a little room.

If you want, you should get the flow numbers for your heads and then get tehinspector1 to DynoSim what you have to put a proper cam profile for you.
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Hey guys thanks!

I'm sticking with these heads as I have them and parts are pricey and hard to find here, how I miss junkyards!

On v8's I often run LPG, even higher octane even more compression! But this car is coming back to the US with me in a few years so just around or under 10:1 for now is fine. Looks like the the E5's are around 64cc and 8.7:1 stock so I'll want at least 0.020 off the heads more if I can.

The Amazon is one model later than the PV544. It's the Volvo 120 series officially. Looks like a mini 50's merc...
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V8 Amazon sounds wild!
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Please keep us posted!!

Hello from CA

I'm very interested in this post as I have a 62 122s (amazon) that I have been wanting to drop a sbf into for years.

I'm basically looking into doing the same swap.. but i wanted to ask, did you need to do any work to the tranny tunnel to fit the t5 in there? And are you doing custom motor mounts or something a little more wild like a mustang II front end? And will the motor with headers, fully dressed clear everything without too much work if you are doing custom mounts?

Thank you for posting!
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The Amazon is the PV544 here in the States. The one that looks like a fatfender Ford.
No the 122 is the Amazon.

And TTT. Any updates?
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