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Cam and manifold choice 408W

Hey all you ford jokers
Have got my 408 kit for my windsor, I am going to prob go with victor Jr heads. I am after lots of torque but without sacrificing top end Hp, what sort of cam and manifold should I be looking at? Any help would be greatly appreciated and cheers for lookin at my thread

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Re: Cam and manifold choice 408W

roller or non roller W?

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Re: Cam and manifold choice 408W

Victor junior and super victors are what most guys with strokers are using, with the required porting(if needed) to suit the application.
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Im thinking non roller, I dont have much of an idea of what a good sort of cam would be for around 450hp?? Thinking about maybe an air gap manifold or something alike
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Re: Cam and manifold choice 408W

Well, with 408 cubic inches, your going to make some torque anyway. What kind of compression ratio do you have, what is the cfm on the heads, what kind of carb. They all play a big role in your max rpm. I would build your motor for a 2500-6000 rpm. Lots of cam companies have cam specs listed in suggested rpm, find a few and let us pick them for you. I would say a 232/232 in the low .500's lift would suit you very well. It will make decent torque but still flow up to 6000 rpm.

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