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Ford to release a new Crate Engine in 2003

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LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2002 - Ford Racing Technology will revolutionize the crate-engine concept when its new 5.0-liter Cammer crate engine becomes available in 2003. Instead of modifying a standard production engine to suit non-stock applications, Ford Racing specifically designed the Cammer to be one of the most technologically advanced crate engines any manufacturer has ever offered.

This high-performance retrofit is an all-aluminum, overhead-cam, 4-valve engine that is a perfect repowering 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 liters 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.”

For a view of the size of it compaired to the FE series (352, 390, 427) and the 351W in size:

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Darn thing is sure W I D E !

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Okay... Here's a stupid question...

... But... Is there any way in hell that that engine will be street legal? I mean.. I'm not too up on the smog regulations in California. Don't really know where to ask without the mechanic looking at me like I'm stupid and telling me not to bother. Anywho.. Is there anybody, preferrably in CA that might be able to tell me a thing or two about "crate" engines and their legallity in-so-far as smog-regulations?

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Typically, if you replace the engine with a smog legal engine from a newer year car, you're legal as long as you retain the smog equipment off the new engine. I would imagine that by the time these things are available, Ford will have CARB approval on the engine/ecm combo for transplant. Of course, I could be wrong. But properly installed with some high-flow cats and this thing should easily pass any sniff test you want to throw at it.

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Now the next question would be, how would I find out if it would fit under the stock hood (or a Legendary) and engine mounting info.

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all i need to know is how much and i will MAKE it fit.. if it means.. well... i dunno. i will make it fit. I WANT THAT THING! -greg
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Damn, that's one hell of a stocking stuffer!!!


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Well,Don't hold your breath..This sounds exactly like the FR500 Mustang,and I really doubt that it will ever be produced.
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I once heard about a year ago, ford would be going to a 5.0 SOHC engine in the mustang due to the namesake of "five oh". Anyone else heard this? I kinda doubt it, the 4.6 is a good engine and I think Ford will milk it for many years to come.


Maybe they will do a SOHC 3 valve per cylinder setup like the 5.4's in the f150 will be getting.
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Well,Don't hold your breath..This sounds exactly like the FR500 Mustang,and I really doubt that it will ever be produced.
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looks pretty sweet, i wonder how we'll that intake manifold flows....

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