November 7, 2002

Ford to offer 5.0 litre ‘Cammer’ V8 for street-rod enthusiasts

Las Vegas, Nevada – Ford Racing Technology announced that its 5.0-litre Cammer crate engine will be available to consumers in 2003. This high-performance retrofit is an all-aluminum, overhead-cam, 4-valve engine that can be used as an engine upgrade for vintage Mustangs, street rods, and classic truck projects.

According to Ford Racing Technology engine engineer Andy Schwartz, “The 5.0-liter Cammer delivers a healthy 425-430 horsepower at 6700 rpm. The torque curve peaks with 370 foot-pounds at 4000 rpm.”

The 5.0-liter Cammer crate engine is based on the SVT Mustang Cobra’s 4.6-liter 4-valve V-8. However, the crate version has several unique qualities and components, including:

  • Larger cylinders (94mm vs. 90.2mm) for 5.0 litres of piston displacement
  • Flanged cylinder liners
  • Reinforced crankcase web areas
  • Forged pistons
  • 11.0:1 compression ratio
  • Ported heads
  • Higher-lift cams (12mm vs. 10mm)
  • Beehive-shaped valve springs to accommodate the higher lift
  • Modified roller-finger followers
  • Multi-layer steel-insert head gaskets
  • Higher-flow fuel injectors
  • 3-piece cast-magnesium variable geometry intake manifold
  • Higher-flow, dual-cone-spray fuel injectors

The 5.0-liter Cammer crate engine will be shipped with a stock Mustang Cobra oil pan and exhaust manifolds. Installation will be eased substantially by a choice of six different 4.6-liter 4-valve modular wiring harnesses being created specifically for the 5.0-liter Cammer crate engine.

“We intend to grow the interest in overhead-cam technology,” said Dan Davis, director, Ford Racing Technology. “This is the future for tuners, project-vehicle builders and aftermarket car and truck enthusiasts. There’s no reason why a crate engine can’t start and perform as well in an aftermarket setting as the engines in production automobiles and trucks do. The 5.0-liter Cammer crate engine will provide top performance, a slick underhood appearance and excellent driveability without the hassles attached to carburetors and distributors.”

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