Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Glendale Arizona
Valve spring rated lift vs camshaft lift?
If a spring is rated for say .550 inch lift, what would a safe cam lift be for that spring. I am assuming I shouldn't go for a cam lift right at the spring rating. Or any spring rate, is there a percentage I should leave as a safety factor?
I don't want to totally waste the spring lift either. Obviously I could go WAY under, but would like to go as close as possible without having to worry about it breaking.
Avoiding breakage would be really good. :-)
RIP Mallory, Abby, and Sadie. And now Casey. :-( We miss you girls.
79 Pinto Hatchback. Fully caged, 8inch 4:10 gears. 351W. Aftermarket Tremec T5 (1352 251), Going to be a fun cruiser.
74 Pinto Wagon.
On maybe permanent hold.
72 Ranchero GT w/351Cleveland & automatic. Although this wasn't supposed to be a project car it seems that it has become one. Stupid rusted out California floor pans.