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Adams64
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted May 07, 2003 09:15 PM  
What is the most you can mill a head down with the stock bottom end and what cam do you suggest running with it that isn't to radical as to not give it away to much....i don't car if it burbles a little but not way to much as my car is supposed to be run in a mostly stock class that limits radical cams.........thanks grant

shadoza
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 123
posted May 08, 2003 11:57 PM  
What kind of engine are you running?

Adams64
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted May 10, 2003 12:14 AM  
2.3L ohc ford

b4racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted May 10, 2003 12:29 AM  
The 510 crane is a good cam It would be real good for your use as I believe 7500 is the end of its power band.

shadoza
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 123
posted May 10, 2003 02:40 AM  
If you go and buy some studs to fit in your intake manifold lower bolt holes on the head, loc-tite them in, you can mill it down to where you start seeing those threads

Adams64
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted May 10, 2003 08:06 PM  
thanks guys,

shadoza-if i mill it down that far won't it throw off the cam timing cause we're not allowed adjustable cam gears. would one of the multi index gears do the same thing???

thanks grant

shadoza
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 123
posted May 11, 2003 01:59 AM  
I ran the stock cam gear and did just fine. I have heard that the cam timing will advance, but I really dont see how, since the tensioner will pull the slack out of the shortened distance anyways, but others disagree. But the way I see it, the tensioner is there to pull up the slack, if you had a daily driver and overheated it, warped the head, had the head milled to straighten it out, does that daily driver need a adjustable cam gear? That tensioner is there to solve this problem, BUT OTHERS DISAGREE, Do a search in the ministock forum for "milling head" and there are a few solutions to your cam gear rules from posts a long time ago if you disagree with my timing opinion. If you disagree it is okay, I am not ALWAYS right, but almost, HA.

Nevermind, I did the search for you, check out the post started by BBCH

[This message has been edited by shadoza (edited May 11, 2003).]

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