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    Default '99-04 mustang V6 camshaft

    anybody ever put one of these in their '88 3.8? Cool Cats says that the possibility of a better camshaft could enhance the engine's performance....anybody have any ideas if it would work, and if so, how much power would be gained?
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    I did that once to an 83 Tbird I had. With a fresh timing chain, it helped, but it was a lot of work with little reward.

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    99-04 3.8s are a completely different animal with split port intake and heads. They also have roller cams, something an 88 3.8 does not have.

    A bigger cam isn't going to do much. The 3.8 is a turd N/A with out split port heads and intake.
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    alternative:
    http://moranav6racing.com/category.html?CategoryID=5
    I have heard very good things about morana's cams but they are a lot of money (for the budgetwise {or the broke})

    btw I live up near Ocala ya mite wanna meet up some time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 30bird View Post
    I did that once to an 83 Tbird I had. With a fresh timing chain, it helped, but it was a lot of work with little reward.
    mind explaining this one a bit more, as there were quite a few differences in the block from 83-99+
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ductape91 View Post
    mind explaining this one a bit more, as there were quite a few differences in the block from 83-99+
    Indeed. See here:
    http://www.enginebuildermag.com/Arti...8l_engine.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarjxxx View Post
    alternative:
    http://moranav6racing.com/category.html?CategoryID=5
    I have heard very good things about morana's cams but they are a lot of money (for the budgetwise {or the broke})

    btw I live up near Ocala ya mite wanna meet up some time?
    Yeah dude that'd be sweet. My car is only the 6 cylinder, but she's pretty. Where near Ocala? I live in New Tampa but my parents live in Inverness (where the car is actually located), so I'm there pretty frequently.

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    Nvm, you're in Belleview. Idk if you ever played soccer, but I played for Lecanto High and we went to Belleview quite a few times.
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    No i never played there but my wife did lol
    Ive got an 88 3.8L too so we could meet up and discuss them too . Send me a pm or an email sometime when youre in the area
    --Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarjxxx View Post
    No i never played there but my wife did lol
    Ive got an 88 3.8L too so we could meet up and discuss them too . Send me a pm or an email sometime when youre in the area
    Sounds like a plan. I'll send you a PM a few days ahead of time to finalize things.

    There's a guy that runs around Inverness that has an '86 with a 302 (not stock, and looks pretty quick judging by how fast he got away from me at a light) and I know a guy with a couple of TC hoods cheap (got mine for 20 bucks ), plus some other various thunderbird interior pieces, bumpers, etc. Another guy with a non-stock TC is selling his here in Tampa for 2200 bucks that runs pretty awesomely. PM me if you want any more info.
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