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Old 02-06-2006, 01:03 PM
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I like my machinest, nice fellow and really enjoys his work. He is a chevvee guy and has installed the rear cam plug on my 460 as an innie. I know it should be installed as an outtie (Ford). I am thinking this won't matter as long as the end of the camshaft dosen't rub on the plug. I guess I could stick the old cam i there with some clay on it and see if clearence is an issue. Comments, experience with this issue, or am I being anal again?
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Old 02-06-2006, 01:44 PM
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Done it both way's, no diff IMO, had one in to far leaked in about 1/2 hr, with cam break-in, next one turned around, when eng was freshened up, still looked good, 2-yrs later, I make sure and not go deeper than taper on block, but would put sealer around plug no matter witch way it is installed.
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Old 02-06-2006, 07:25 PM
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A FORD "FE" engine is an "outie" and uses a REVERSE taper cam plug...all other FORDS are "inies" just like a Chevrolet. .
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I could have swore these fat block cam plugs were installed as outties when I knocked them out. But since these are my first really big Ford motors I guess I was mistaken. Thanks For the help!
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Old 02-09-2006, 06:18 AM
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The cam plugs that come in a freeze plug kit from Pioneer and Clevite are reverse taper, so they would be installed as an "outie".
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I build a new engine every year, and use the same machine shop.
My plug had always been an "innie" untill this past year. I had not noticed the diffrance untill I put my cam in and started to put the cam gear on and the cam slid so far in the block they would not engage. I had to install the dist. to hold the cam forward.
I never have liked things changing.(must be age)
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