Re: Camshaft Advice for 302/5.0L HO
I'm running a Stock cam in my Crown Vic 1987 5.0 with a T-18. The V-8 came from an auto so (I am told) it is already sort of set up for low end torque. Of course its stock low end and yes you can get a monster low cam I'm sure but I can tell you my engine has PLENTY of low end torque. I was running 34" tires and jumped to 36" this weekend(4:88:1 in Diffs). Yes there was a difference in power but I can still take off in 2nd gear (2 high) and drive up steep hills in 4th. + with the T-18 I have plenty of Low gear and tourque.
My advice is stay stock with the motor. If you have problems in the future (idling, etc..) it will be easier to troubleshoot.