Mustang Book

7173Mustangs.com

Help Support 7173Mustangs.com:

goodnigh

Well-known member
Staff member
7173 Mustang Supporter Member
Moderator
Joined
Apr 19, 2011
Messages
4,306
Reaction score
64
Location
San Jose, CA
My Car
1971 M-code Grande

Ponydrvr72

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 21, 2011
Messages
55
Reaction score
0
Location
Watertown,NY
My Car
72Mach1 79 F-100

goodnigh

Well-known member
Staff member
7173 Mustang Supporter Member
Moderator
Joined
Apr 19, 2011
Messages
4,306
Reaction score
64
Location
San Jose, CA
My Car
1971 M-code Grande
Your welcome, it makes a great addition to "Ford 351C & Boss 351" Brooklands books,Hot Rod Magazine 'Great American Engines' Series.
Found one paragraph that makes the book worth every cent.

When my mechanic installed the rebuilt long block purchased

from Don of OMS he said the valve lift was measured accurately

at 0.58. There is not one cam made for Ford listed in Summit

Racing's catalog that even comes close to that. So what gives?

I was beginning to believe the mechanic must have measured wrong.

On page 41 of the book there is mention of a racing cam made by

Ford specifically for use in the Cleveland with 0.580 valve lift.

mike

 

Don65Stang

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 8, 2010
Messages
8,403
Reaction score
21
Location
Coastal Alabama
My Car
Several.
Your welcome, it makes a great addition to "Ford 351C & Boss 351" Brooklands books,Hot Rod Magazine 'Great American Engines' Series.
Found one paragraph that makes the book worth every cent.

When my mechanic installed the rebuilt long block purchased

from Don of OMS he said the valve lift was measured accurately

at 0.58. There is not one cam made for Ford listed in Summit

Racing's catalog that even comes close to that. So what gives?

I was beginning to believe the mechanic must have measured wrong.

On page 41 of the book there is mention of a racing cam made by

Ford specifically for use in the Cleveland with 0.580 valve lift.

mike
Mike, your car just crossed the line from sleeper to extreme sleeper!

 
Last edited by a moderator:

Ponydrvr72

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 21, 2011
Messages
55
Reaction score
0
Location
Watertown,NY
My Car
72Mach1 79 F-100
Your welcome, it makes a great addition to "Ford 351C & Boss 351" Brooklands books,Hot Rod Magazine 'Great American Engines' Series.
Found one paragraph that makes the book worth every cent.

When my mechanic installed the rebuilt long block purchased

from Don of OMS he said the valve lift was measured accurately

at 0.58. There is not one cam made for Ford listed in Summit

Racing's catalog that even comes close to that. So what gives?

I was beginning to believe the mechanic must have measured wrong.

On page 41 of the book there is mention of a racing cam made by

Ford specifically for use in the Cleveland with 0.580 valve lift.

Mike, your so right! this book is like a good mystery novel, it answers so many questions,and yet it still has a few surprises left. so far i've only found one inconsistent statement, pg.39 par.2 here the author states that all 2-V Clevelands shard the same cams with event ranges differing. that got me to thinkin,(dangerous habit of mine) so i did some research and found many inconsistent conclusions in this chapter,or my reference material is wrong. I'm working on a study right now and i will post it soon.
 

goodnigh

Well-known member
Staff member
7173 Mustang Supporter Member
Moderator
Joined
Apr 19, 2011
Messages
4,306
Reaction score
64
Location
San Jose, CA
My Car
1971 M-code Grande
Mike, your car just crossed the line from sleeper to extreme sleeper!
Scares the hell out of me. That is why we went with a bigger carb.

If that cam at 0.58 lift IS the Ford racing cam mentioned in the book,

the duration at 0.050 is 238/248 and the timing 43-73-84-42. Since

the cam is a mechanical one and I have hydraulic lifters it would be

nice to assume whoever did the rebuild used hydraulic lifters that

act like solid ones. The book mentions hydraulic lifters that have an

"anti-pump-up" design that allows them to work at 6500 rpm.

mike

 

goodnigh

Well-known member
Staff member
7173 Mustang Supporter Member
Moderator
Joined
Apr 19, 2011
Messages
4,306
Reaction score
64
Location
San Jose, CA
My Car
1971 M-code Grande
My book came in today and I cannot put it down. I read about the .58 lift cam. Better keep those rpms up. ;)
It is supposed to be dog at low rpm, but this engine

will pull the car up a 10% grade in 1st at 500 rpm.

I see no problems with low rpm and torque. I would not

take the engine to the rated rpm. Don't know how the water

pump, power steering and alternator would like that.

It is safe to say when the car is performing as well as I like it,

there is still 20-25% to go :cool:

mike

 

Don65Stang

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 8, 2010
Messages
8,403
Reaction score
21
Location
Coastal Alabama
My Car
Several.
that's good to know. I've got an engine with a .531 intake & .543 exhaust valve lift cam that I haven't run yet. It's also got 272 & 276 duration with a 110* lobe center topped with a Torker intake. It's going to be matched up with a top loader.

Based on your results I can hardly wait to drop it in. Sweet!!!!

 
Top