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Old 03-28-2006, 22:57   #1 (permalink)
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Windsor power increase. Where to start?

Hi all

Ive a fairly stock 351w in my xc. It has got peacemaker extractors, 2.5 twin system, sports air cleaner and a 650 vac sec on it. I want some power for the car but i also want some semblence of fuel economy. I was thiniking of a mild cam but i know nothing about cams.

What is a good mild cam to get? Brand and size

What extra will i need? Springs etc

What rough price am i looking at?

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Hi all

Ive a fairly stock 351w in my xc. It has got peacemaker extractors, 2.5 twin system, sports air cleaner and a 650 vac sec on it. I want some power for the car but i also want some semblence of fuel economy. I was thiniking of a mild cam but i know nothing about cams.

What is a good mild cam to get? Brand and size

What extra will i need? Springs etc

What rough price am i looking at?

Cheers chartoo
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just dump the wheezer and go buy a cleveland

HA! i had a cleveland once before and they are good but the windsor is really revy and lighter i think. Plus i'm a cheap student!
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Your bov isn't meant to vent into the cabin, you need some fresh air to clear your mind.

a cam with around 210-220deg duration @.050 and .49 lift should wake it up.
around $400 for parts
cam, lifters ,springs gaskets
cheaper if your lucky
http://www.cranecams.com.au/caminfo/ford351302.htm#351
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Re: Windsor power increase. Where to start?

there are some very good fuel economy and torquey cams available. Crane is a good place to start.
Won't need valve springs providing engine is in pretty good condition.
If motor is tired new cam is not good idea.

Little economy cams make good torque through whole rev range and increase fuel mileage a fair amount as well.
I've had a few in autos and manuals and they work well especially when towing.
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