Cam Identification

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by Gibatheviking, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Greetings

    Does the stock ho cam have any numbers for identification? I purchased my car slightly modified and the seller did not know if the cam was aftermarket or stock. Is degreeing a cam the only way to identify it?
     
  2. You could measure the lift, which would give you some idea, especially if it's stock.
     
  3. I measured the lifter at its base height .3" and at its top .6" subtracted the base from the top so .3" lift? I am taking these measurements from the top of the lifter NOT the base cup of the lifter. I understand the lift of the stock ho cam for a 93 is .278? I would assume this would then be an aftermarket cam? If so do you perhaps know which?
     
  4. .3 times 1.6 gives 4.80, which I believe was one of the Ford Racing alphabet cam lifts, but I haven't checked. Searching would get you a quick answer on that, but the only way to guarantee it would be to measure duration with a degree wheel.
     
  5. Thanks a lot for your help
     
  6. I looked at a stock H.O. cam I have from 1990 and behind the dist gear were the letters Z1ZE. Hope this helps.