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Old 02-20-2002, 16:54   #1 (permalink)
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cam shaft question

how do i identify what type of cam shaft is in a motor without resorting to pulling it apart? Ive got a car with a 1300 Kent engine(escort) all standard apart from the cam shaft. the owner didnt know what type it was all he knew it was a normal one.
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You can probably measure lift off the rockers with a dial gauge just by taking the rocker cover off and cranking it. There's probably some way of working out duration, but I've got no idea what it might be.
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measuring cams

Variables such as rocker ratio and valve stem length, seat recession, etc will alter the effective lift of the valve since the rocker describes an arc off the lobe, making accurate measurement difficult.
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Old 02-20-2002, 21:50   #4 (permalink)
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thanks guys. ppl keep askin me whats in it and its embarresing to say that i have no idea
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Why do you want to know? Is it slightly lumpy at idle? If you don't have a G.T type inlet as in twin choke weber it won't run anygood. Have you given it a compression test? It maybe down on a few cylinders or one! Making it sound that way..They make good/better power with the G.T inlet and extractors..
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if only just recently got the car, its still has the standard motocraft carby and manifold on it, havent done a compression test yet.

its not a big deal atm as the car isnt registered yet. eventually i plan to stick on a better manifold and carby but not right now, low on funds. :crazy1:
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Is this your first car? I had one for my first..

Started off with 1300cc
Then 1600cc G.T then rebuilt with s/d webers..
Then 1750cc twin webers Halliday bros built in N.Z
Then 2000cc sohc "" """" '''' ''' '' '' ''
THEN 4700cc[289 v8] Built by Craig Pullman in N.Z

Things start small then seeeem to grow....
Those 302/351 Escorts[burnout wizzards in summernats] that md conversions have, put a tear in my eyes I tell you !!!!
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Old 02-21-2002, 05:52   #8 (permalink)
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haha hmmmm well i dunno if im gonna get blasted or not but its not an escort, its a 56 Morris Minor ute with escort motor, gearbox, rear end, brakes. someone had put alot of effort into it but didnt finish it off.
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