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Adjustable Cam Gear
TinViper Offline
Junior Member
#1
i have seen these on like every rice rocket around.. i was wondering.. do they sell one for the 2.3? and so what does it do? well it give the sound of a big cam?
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Pete D Offline
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#2
It allows you to vary the cam timing so you can (somewhat) adjust the power curve within the rpm range. No it's not going to give a big cam sound to a stock cam. I use one to advance (4*) the A237 I run to bring peak power and torque down to a lower rpm. You can't do it with a stock cam pully because each tooth represents around 9*. Most cams don't take that much advance or retard to be optimized.

Several places market them and there are a couple types. The one that cam from Ford Motorsports has different keyways milled in it, so you have to take it (and the dreaded cam belt) off to change the setting. Most others are two piece and you just loosen some bolts and turn the cam to adjust the timing then tighten the bolts. Once you get the cam where you want it you don't need to adjust it again. Race Enginering makes as good a one as any of them. Timy Avenger also sells a two piece adjustable.

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Urban Redneck Offline
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#3
I have a Fidanza one for my Turbo Notch project. It is a very nice piece and not horribly expensive. You can see pics at http://community.webshots.com/album/52439257XRMjGC

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87 TC 5-speed Black, loaded. 17psi, G3 alternator, KB subs, Grant steering wheel, custom greasable swaybar bushings, K&N. Soon to have KB Trackit Axle brackets, Maximum Motorsports lower control arms, T-3, Saab intercooler, ranger roller cam Gen1 DSM BOV and rebuilt front suspension.

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Jeff K Offline
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#4
Quote:Originally posted by Urban Redneck:
I have a Fidanza one for my Turbo Notch project. It is a very nice piece and not horribly expensive. You can see pics at http://community.webshots.com/album/52439257XRMjGC


Looks nice... a few details, please, like how much $$?, where did you get it?



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88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Urban Redneck Offline
Member
#5
I got it through Marcor in Hamilton Ontario. they are the distributor for Fidanza in my area. I get them at 10% above cost at work. I'll have to check what the cost was when I get to work on Monday.

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87 TC 5-speed Black, loaded. 17psi, G3 alternator, KB subs, Grant steering wheel, custom greasable swaybar bushings, K&N. Soon to have KB Trackit Axle brackets, Maximum Motorsports lower control arms, T-3, Saab intercooler, ranger roller cam Gen1 DSM BOV and rebuilt front suspension.

Unless you're the lead dog, the view never changes.
Unless you're the lead dog, the view never changes.
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turbot4 Offline
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#6
That looks just like the one I bought from Tiny Avenger.
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1984 Turbo Coupe
Rebuilt Engine
New T3/T4 Hybrid Turbo
Large Spearco Intercooler with Bypass valve.
Adjustable cam gear.
Kirban adjustable fuel pressure regulator
K&N fender mounted filter.
8.8 readend with Ford Motor Sport 4.10's
Replaced entire brake system
Replaced entire fuel system
Replaced entire suspension
87' or 88' TC hood
Completely redone leather interior.
Turbo boost adjuster from Tiny Avenger
3" Exhaust - DP, Cat and Ultra Flo Dyno Max.
and just about every thing else...
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Urban Redneck Offline
Member
#7
It's quite possible that Tiny Avenger buys them from Fidanza. The Fidanza gears are some of the nicer quality ones I've seen for the 2.3L

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87 TC 5-speed Black, loaded. 17psi, G3 alternator, KB subs, Grant steering wheel, custom greasable swaybar bushings, K&N. Soon to have KB Trackit Axle brackets, Maximum Motorsports lower control arms, T-3, Saab intercooler, ranger roller cam Gen1 DSM BOV and rebuilt front suspension.

Unless you're the lead dog, the view never changes.
Unless you're the lead dog, the view never changes.
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Urban Redneck Offline
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#8
I can get those gears for $125 CND plus shipping. That's about $80 US plus shipping.

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87 TC 5-speed Black, loaded. 17psi, G3 alternator, KB subs, Grant steering wheel, custom greasable swaybar bushings, K&N. Soon to have KB Trackit Axle brackets, Maximum Motorsports lower control arms, T-3, Saab intercooler, ranger roller cam Gen1 DSM BOV and rebuilt front suspension.

Unless you're the lead dog, the view never changes.
Unless you're the lead dog, the view never changes.
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sctur601 Offline
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#9
http://monkeywrenchracing.com/fidanza_ca..._2_3l.html
My vehicle
1983 Turbo Coupe-
13.83 at 103mph!
273rwhp and 342ftlb at 24 psi with a slipping clutch!
And it still feels slow!
Thanks
Shawn

I also do port work, if you need something ported email me at [email protected]
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