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 Post subject: Cam Selection for AU engine
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:26 am 
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First some background info.

I live in the United States, so my access to parts is limited to eBay, email, web forums, and my pocketbook.

I have in my possession an AU engine without an ECU/wiring harness. My plan is to install it in my 1965 Mustang with AC, a T-5, 8-inch rearend/3.55 LSD, Pacemaker 4499, and 2.5” exhaust. My Mustang will be used for weekend cruising and car shows. Along with not having an ECU, I have a fitment issue with the BBM (have to notch the shocktower). Not wanting to butcher the Mustang, I’ve decided to swap out the EFI/BBM and go with an Aussiespeed 4Bbl manifold with carby or TBI. I may use either a recurved dizzy or EDIS with megasquirt/megajolt.

Which brings me to the original topic, cam selection. I’m looking at purchasing either a Crow 2232522 or 2232549. Keeping in mind what I’m using my car for, which cam would be better? A little lope won’t bother me. My desire is to have a little more power than stock, and to surprise the guys with 289 HiPo V8s. Would I be better off with a cam from another maker like CamTech?

Thanks for your input.



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 Post subject: Re: Cam Selection for AU engine
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:04 pm 
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The 2232522 cam is more suited to towing, as you see on the attached PDF. IMO I'd get a 2232549 for some more performance.

I gather you're after a billet cam. Otherwise, for regrinds, there's a company called Clive Cams here in Melbourne and they have a selection of cam profiles for the AU 4.0L OHC motors too.



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 Post subject: Re: Cam Selection for AU engine
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:48 pm 
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The 549 cam is a very usable cam, a little lumpier but still very drivable. Noticeable extra torque and midrange
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