The 4.6L Ford 2V engine is one of the most overlooked and nearly forgotten V8 engines of the last 50 years when it comes to performance potential. No, it may not have the deep breathing potential of its 4V cousins or the cache of the modern Coyote engine, but these little engines can be made to breathe fire and they can be had for zero money. Ford installed these things by the millions in trucks and cars over the years and wrecking yards are loaded down with them. If you are a Ford devotee and want to do something different, this video is for you.
What you are going to see is Richard Holderner talking about a camshaft swap in a 4.6L Ford. COMP supplied the cams to make this happen and the interesting thing is that he talks about the effects of a cam swap not just on the naturally aspirated side of things but the overriding effect it has when boost is applied as well. Basically making a good thing better.
To us it is always important to look at the whole picture when making engine upgrades, especially if they are a starting point for what may come in the future. If you may ever boost and engine or may ever advance past where you are right now, you have to consider how the whole system will work together, right?
Obviously boost is life in the year 2020. Everyone it using its magical properties and delivering it in the way they like the best from roots and screw blowers to turbochargers and centrifugals. You get to pick.
Set yourself up for success and apply the principles in this video.
Take it away, Richard….