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    Default 1988 5.0 SO camshaft profile.

    I have not found any info on this cam profile. I used to have the profile in a 1999 FMS catalogue but I cannot find it. I'm assuming it must have been covered a billion times on the forum, but cannot find any posts.

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    Here ya go. It sucks vs the stock HO cam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    Here ya go. It sucks vs the stock HO cam.
    Awww you're being nice...






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    The SO cam was pretty much just a straight piece of pipe with a sprocket on the end wasn't it?
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    And some teeth to drive the distributor.

    I think the 255" engine had a cam that was better. If I'm wrong, it can't be any worse. LOL
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    .379 lift with a 1.6 ratio rocker arm. Ballin.
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    .379 lift with a 1.6 ratio rocker arm. Ballin.
    Well the springs will never wear out...






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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboCoupe50 View Post
    Well the springs will never wear out...
    Hell mechanical pen springs could handle that cam profile.
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    I plan on using it in a high torque 351w truck project and I know it makes some grunt! Sounds like a set of 1.7 rockers and a set of gt40p heads are ideal for this combo. I wonder if retarding the cam would do anything beneficial. The 302 gave up at 4500 with this camshaft, a 351 should give up earlier like maybe 4000. I may gain that back by retarding the cam 2 degrees.

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    If you do it, tell us about the build and the results. Got me curious.
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