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70coupe
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posted 09-21-2000 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was told that the 351c-4v with closed chamber heads could handle a camshaft with lift up to .600. To make things easy,say the block was not decked and the heads were not milled. The pistons are TRW flat tops with small valve reliefs. Would a .600 lift cam have clearance problems? When I try this out I will do a plastercine test but I just couldnt believe it could handle one that large without piston work.

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Nos351C
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posted 09-21-2000 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nos351C   Click Here to Email Nos351C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Its not just the lift that will affect the piston to valve clearance but also the duration and timing of the cam. The longer the duration on the exhaust is, the more likely you are to have issues. If you look at how the cycle works, the piston chases the exhaust valve closed. I don't know the exact limits, but that's another thing to think about.

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racin jason
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posted 09-21-2000 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for racin jason   Click Here to Email racin jason     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think you will have any problems, but there is only one way to find out.

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Jason Thompson
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1989 Mustang LX coupe 2.3 3.45 gears,
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Nos351C
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posted 09-21-2000 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nos351C   Click Here to Email Nos351C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup Jason's right
That's the end all be all...

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Marcus
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