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Old 01-06-2010, 02:50 AM   #1
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i am wanting to put a cam in my 96 but i dont know what all i need to do this on a fi motor i have done it on carb motors but any advice would help. kits yall use and what i will have to do to do it.
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First of all...what engine?
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not to hijack, but interested in same thing w/ a 94 5.0 auto 4x4
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its a 96 f150 xl 2wheel drive 5.0
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What do you want out of the truck? More low end, towing, top end etc
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i do alot off hauling and so im kinda looking for low i think maybe thats top end who knos lol i am also wondering if i have to replace the head also or what. This weekend im doing the msd plugs and wire and coil and bumping the timing
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towing definetly want low end, I'm thinking maybe a RV cam. Just wondering what cam(s) work with the stock CPU. Again, not to hijack, I used to have a lot of full size Jeeps, all 360 V8'S, and one of the first mods we would do is an ignition upgrade similar to what you guys are doing here. We used the same TFI upgrades same ignition system. Best money we spent was HEI to do away with the ignition control module, but the MSD coil, Large TFI cap,bump timing,plug and wire change really for the money was the best, most reliable spending of money we could do.
Guess what I'm trying to say is go for it, you will not be disappointed.
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towing definetly want low end, I'm thinking maybe a RV cam. Just wondering what cam(s) work with the stock CPU. Again, not to hijack, I used to have a lot of full size Jeeps, all 360 V8'S, and one of the first mods we would do is an ignition upgrade similar to what you guys are doing here. We used the same TFI upgrades same ignition system. Best money we spent was HEI to do away with the ignition control module, but the MSD coil, Large TFI cap,bump timing,plug and wire change really for the money was the best, most reliable spending of money we could do.
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ok thanks but one more question when replacing the cam what else will i have to replace, and hydrolic of flat i want what ever will take the least tear down cuz this is my daily driver
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You could easily do this in a weekend if you get all your parts around. When you do a cam you always change lifters, that motor should have hydraulic flat tappet lifters. But its possible you have a roller setup, I doubt you do but Ford did put roller cams in some of the 5.0 truck motors. Call up comp cams and talk to a tech and tell him what you have and what your looking to get out of it and they would be able to get you a good setup that should work well.
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