The best cam grind for MEL

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The best cam grind for MEL

Post by Ethan » Wed 24. Feb 2021, 06:09

Hey guys!

I’m in the midst of building a 61 430 with reworked 58 Edsel heads e.g. ported, bigger valves ect.
A Edsel intake manifold and ported exhaust manifolds, electronic ignition the whole ball of wax, my question being.

What is a performance grind these engines really respond to? I want to really be able to wipe somebody’s behind with this motor if I feel like it (I’m acquiring a steel roller camshaft blank with lifters and roller rocker arms) BUT I don’t want it to shake at idle like a race car I want a good sounding little thump but I don’t want to give too much away about what’s under the hood.

I’m backing it with a Borg Warner T10 4 speed and dropping the whole shebang in my 63 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Convertible

Thanks in advance!

-Ethan

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Re: The best cam grind for MEL

Post by Chris430 » Wed 24. Feb 2021, 14:05

Ethan wrote:
Wed 24. Feb 2021, 06:09
Hey guys!

I’m in the midst of building a 61 430 with reworked 58 Edsel heads e.g. ported, bigger valves ect.
A Edsel intake manifold and ported exhaust manifolds, electronic ignition the whole ball of wax, my question being.

What is a performance grind these engines really respond to? I want to really be able to wipe somebody’s behind with this motor if I feel like it (I’m acquiring a steel roller camshaft blank with lifters and roller rocker arms) BUT I don’t want it to shake at idle like a race car I want a good sounding little thump but I don’t want to give too much away about what’s under the hood.

I’m backing it with a Borg Warner T10 4 speed and dropping the whole shebang in my 63 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Convertible

Thanks in advance!

-Ethan
Hello, I have always heard that the stock camshaft regrind to 428 CJ specifications made a good powerband. Ted Eaton has some time with camshaft grinds for the MEL. His website is eatonbalancing.com, he is located just south of Waco, Texas.

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