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Author Topic:   Milling a 2.3 Ford head and valve timing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted May 15, 2002 08:22 PM
I would like to know if anybody has milled a 2.3 ford head and tried to run the stock timing gear. Does the change in the valve timing make it inpossible to do this with out a after market adjustable timing gear. Our track states that all parts have to be stock. Technically I wouldn't be cheating if the stock gear will work.

Thanks for any help...Chuck

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted May 15, 2002 08:37 PM
yes chuck, we did that before, just file a larger slot in the gear and drive a wedge in there to hold it in that direction, and tighten nut to hold it there.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 108
posted May 18, 2002 04:19 AM
cut a new keyway in the stock pulley.put to tdc and hold pulley up to cam(preferably with die bluing on the pin) this will tell you where to cut new keyway. i would suggest letting a machine shop doing it. shouldn't cost much. the belt will have to be put into place, of course to line up pulley.

[This message has been edited by wildcat4257 (edited May 18, 2002).]

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted June 06, 2002 02:15 PM
I run a stock pulley on top with about 150 thousands off the head I dont really have any trouble. If I were to put an after market pulley on would it give me more power?
I am running a hydralic 280a crane cam thanks.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted June 06, 2002 06:21 PM
Yes, you need to degree the cam. And as best you can with your pulley advance it a little.

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted June 13, 2002 05:54 PM
We cut our head .100 and it retarded the cam 5 degrees at the crank. If you have to run a stock gear how about the ford motorsport gear? It is multi-indexed for 0,2,4,6,and 8 degrees. The ford part # is M-6256-A231

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