Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Gordonville, MO USA
Mild Decent Cam Upgrade??
I've got a 95 stock 351 Lightning shortblock
in a 4,000 lb 89 Lincoln Mark 7 with 1.94 valve
170cc small port Edelbrock Perf heads and a Cobra
over GT40-351 lower. Beefed AOD with 2500 stall,
Looking for a moderate cam upgrade - just
have a stock 5.0 HO roller in there now with
Do lots of long road trips, don't want to totally
destroy my mileage - now getting up to 22 at
80 mph - but really would like a little boost
Of course, on a budget.
Couple "budget" possibilities -
Ford E cam (would be .535 lift with my 1.72 rockers)
widely available at reasonable $
Trick Flow Stage 1 cam (would probly have to change
to 1.6 rockers) Can buy good lo miles used
Crane 2031 only 214 intake @ 050 - probly not
much of an upgrade, ~.515-530 lift w/1.72's
(made for 1.7 rockers so wouldn't have to change rockers
to avoid excessive lift) Can buy new "leftover" from
Appreciate any comments from anyone who has tried
any of those in a similar application, or appreciate any
suggestions for other good selections - from experience ,
also REALLY can't afford the time OR the $ to
do anything to fix piston to valve interference.
Not looking to go much over 5k rpm, looking for
decent low rpm throttle response and good mid range.
Thanks for any info / suggestions!
89 Linc Mk 7 LSC, 95 351, Ebrock hds, GT40, TF Stg 1 & 1.72, 70 MA, 30 inj's, 1-5/8 ceram short, 2-1/2" Dyno catbk, hi flo 180 stat & pmp, blue hoses & wires, 2 row rad, Taurus fan w/FAL VSC, trans filter & plate cool, 2700 stall, 3:55's, 17x8 Cobra & 255x50's, built 4R70W & Baum TCS
Last edited by macx; 01-26-2006 at 07:35 PM.