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What to look for in a turbo cam for a 351w?

I'm looking at picking up a cheap used cam for my budget turbo build. What should I go for? Hold out for a custom grind to pop up, or something like a trick flow stage 2, f303; what lift, lsa, etc should I look for? Would I want less than 110* lsa to help with spooling? Will tons of lift be pointless?
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"F" cam.


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I'm gonna put an F cam in my 357W build.....but I'm a cheap bastard.


Also, a HX35 is on the small side for sure for a 351W. That's the same turbo my buddy ran on his Civic........

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F cam. Tried and true. And cheap
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Sounds like f-cam it is, thanks guys

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I ran a masterpower T-70 on a 408W before. Worked like a light switch and still trapped over 130.

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There's noThing wrong wiTh an f-cam, buT To opTimize your projecT you wanT To geT a Turbo cam specific to your application

How much is a new f cam...
I know i just bought a new turbo grind cam for $350

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Oh I wont be buying a new cam, lol, budget build, I will be buying it used. That's the main reason I was wanting to get a holset, I can pick them up near me for around $200 with low miles.
But it seems like the f-cam has a pretty strong backing.
Can anybody really tell me why it's a good turbo cam?

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Guys on turbomustangs.com have made well over 1000 RWHP with them and you can pick them up used for about $100.

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I ran a masterpower T-70 on a 408W before. Worked like a light switch and still trapped over 130.


I trap 129 with a stock bottom end 302 with a 70mm on it, I can't imagine how much back pressure a 408W would have.


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I trap 129 with a stock bottom end 302 with a 70mm on it, I can't imagine how much back pressure a 408W would have.
A little over 3 to 1. But I was only running 9-10 psi of boost.

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Very good to hear, so I will be on the hunt for a f-303 cam then. Thanks again guys

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Hey I have a new F cam I was going to run in a Windsor turbo, just went a different direction. PM if you're interested.

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I'm running a F cam on my boss block 306 w/ 80mm turbo. Dont know exact hp but ran a [email protected] with a soft 1.5 60ft. I'm using 1.7s instead for a little more lift. The F would be as budget as you can get on that windsor.

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Cam is ordered, will be here next monday. I can't wait, the motor is getting sent to the balancer next week. Then heads, turbo kit, and done. Thanks for all the help guys.

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