Brought to you in part by:

.

Shop Eastwood for your Auto Restoration Needs!


  Mustangsandmore Forums
  Ford Racing
  in not bigger, then smaller....

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   in not bigger, then smaller....
streetstang67
Gearhead

Posts: 305
From: SC, USA
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 03-13-2003 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetstang67   Click Here to Email streetstang67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm just being stubborn i guess, but I dont want to have to go through getting new valve springs, studs, and stall converter for a bigger cam. So I was thinking, instead of a 270h or 268h, what about something like a 262h or 264h. This way all I would have to change are the cam and lifters and it would only cost like $140, right? How much power would I gain? Would I also gain gas mileage? Thanks

IP: Logged

Boss66
Gearhead

Posts: 167
From: Tucson, AZ
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 03-13-2003 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss66   Click Here to Email Boss66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's your call, but I wish I'd of gone big early so I wouldn't have had to do it twice. If you are like me, then you will always be looking for a little more. If you put a mild cam in now, I bet you'll be swapping it out in a year or two. It's your call, nobody can decide how much pain and money a few more ponies are worth to you. If you're worried about gas mileage then why not just stick with the stock cam.

Good luck,
Boss66

------------------
1966 Coupe
72 HO 351c 4v open
282S cam, Strip Dom int
MSD 6al
Tubular Auto Swap Headers
toploader 4sp
9" 3.70 rear

IP: Logged

V8 Thumper
Gearhead

Posts: 3467
From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 03-13-2003 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the mileage issue, you're concidering a cam swap for increased performance, correct? I guarantee that you'll drive around with your foot in it much more frequently

I personally wouldn't waste my time/money on a that small a camshaft; the gain would be negligable compared to the stock profile.

To answer your fuel economy question, NO

------------------
1965 GT coupe, 333ci aluminum headed/solid cammed stroker, four speed, 3.70:1 9"

All Blue Oval, no blue bottle
http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/V8Thumper.html

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 33371
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 03-14-2003 08:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, you'd be kicking yourself after the first drive.

------------------
'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

Please remember our sponsors,
Mustangs Plus, NPD, Osborn Reproductions, MyFordPerformance.com, and FordRamAir.com

IP: Logged

V8 Thumper
Gearhead

Posts: 3467
From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 03-14-2003 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
No, you'd be kicking yourself after the first drive.



Too true! I put a 270S in my stroker, and I'm kicking myself for not going with a 282S

Comming soon

------------------
1965 GT coupe, 333ci aluminum headed/solid cammed stroker, four speed, 3.70:1 9"

All Blue Oval, no blue bottle
http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/V8Thumper.html

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2003, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [Mustangsandmore.com T-Shirts][Tech Articles]