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Ford Truck Camshaft Specifications ('61-'66)
 

The Ford truck camshaft specifications on this page are as reported in Ford's 'Truck Service Specifications' booklets unless reported otherwise. All measurements are in inches or fractions thereof.

~ UNDER CONSTRUCTION ~

1961-1963

Camshaft Lobe Lift

Engine Intake Exhaust
144 0.2405 0.2395
223, 262 0.273 0.273
292 0.264 0.262
302, 332 0.244 0.265
401, 477, 534 0.278 0.278
Max. Lobe Lift Loss - Intake and Exhaust: 0.005

Camshaft End Play

All engines 0.001 - 0.007
Wear limit: 0.0012
 

Camshaft Journal to Bearing Clearance

All engines 0.001 - 0.003
Wear limit: 0.006
 
Camshaft Journal Out-of-Round
All engines 0.0005 - 0.001
223, 292 0.001
Wear Limit (Journal Maximum Out of Round)
223, 292 0.0015
302, 332, 401, 477, 534 0.001
 
Camshaft Journal Runout - all engines 0.005
Camshaft Gear to Crankshaft Gear Backlash
   262, 302, 332, 401, 477, 534
0.002 -0.004
Assembled Sprocket or Gear Face Runout
144, 223, 292 0.006
Other engines 0.001
Timing Gear Deflection
144, 223, 292 0.5
 
Camshaft Journal Diameter - Standard
144 1.8095 - 1.8105   Front Journal
223, 262, 292 1.9255 - 1.9265 302, 332 2.4738 - 2.4748
302, 332 2.1238 - 2.1248 * 401, 477, 534 2.474 - 2.475
401, 477, 534 2.370 - 2.371 *  
* Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5 journals only
 
Camshaft Bearings
Inside diameter - Assembled   Location in Relation to Front Face of Block Cam Bearing Bore - No. 1 bearing only
144 (1961)
144, 170 (1962)
1.8115 - 1.8105
1.8115 - 1.8125
144 (1961)
144, 170 (1962)
0.115 - 0.125
223, 262, 292 1.9275 - 1.9285 223, 292, 302, 332 (1961)
262 (1962)
0.005 - 0.20
302, 332 2.126 - 2.127 * 401, 477, 534 0.310 - 0.330
401, 477, 534 2.372 - 2.373 *

SOURCES:
1961 Ford Revised Service Specifications (2nd printing)
1962 Ford Truck Specifications
1963 Ford Truck Specifications

* Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 5 bearings only -
   No. 1 bearing: 2.476 - 2.477

 

 

1965

Camshaft Lobe Lift

Engine Intake Exhaust
Lift Wear Limit Lift Wear Limit
170 0.232 0.227 0.232 0.227
200 0.245 0.240 0.245 0.240
240 0.233 0.228 0.249 0.244
260 0.2375 0.2325 0.2375 0.2325
289 0.2325 0.2303 0.2375 0.2325
289 (4V) 0.2323 0.2983    
352 0.232 0.227 0.232 0.227
390 (4V), 430 0.2316 0.2266 0.2316 0.2266
390 Police Interceptor 0.2636 0.2586 0.2636 0.2586
427 0.298 0.293 0.298 0.293
 

Camshaft End Play

240 0.003 - 0.007
Wear limit: 0.012
430 Restrained
Other engines 0.001 - 0.007
Wear limit 0.012

Camshaft Journal to Bearing Clearance

430 0.0012 - 0.0027
Wear limit: 0.005
Other engines 0.001-0.003
Wear limit: 0.006
 
Assembled Sprocket Face Runout
430 0.004
Other engines 0.006
Timing chain deflection - all engines

0.5

Camshaft Journal Runout - all engines 0.005
Camshaft Journal Max Out-of-Round
    all engines
0.005
   
Camshaft Journal Diameter - Standard
170, 200 1.9095 - 1.8105
240 2.0170 - 2.0180
260, 289 No. 1: 2.0805 - 2.0815
No. 2: 2.0655 - 2.0665
No. 3: 2.0505 - 2.0515
No. 4: 2.0355 - 2.0365
No. 5: 2.0205 - 2.0215
352, 390, 427 2.1238 - 2.1248
430 No. 1: 2.3243 - 2.3248
No. 2: 2.3093 - 2.3098
No. 3: 2.2943 - 2.2948
No. 4: 2.2793 - 2.2798
No. 5: 2.2643 - 2.2648
Camshaft Bearings Inside Diameter - Assembled
170, 200 1.8115 - 1.8125
240 2.019 - 2.020
260, 289 No. 1: 2.0825 - 2.0835
No. 2: 2.0675 - 2.0685
No. 3: 2.0525 - 2.0535
No. 4: 2.0375 - 2.0385
No. 5: 2.0225 - 2.0235
352, 390, 427 2.1258 - 2.1268
430 No. 1: 2.326 - 2.327
No. 2: 2.2311 - 2.312
No. 3: 2.296 - 2.297
No. 4: 2.281 - 2.282
No. 5: 2.266 - 2.267
 
240 Engine
No. 1 bearing is installed with the front edge 0.020 - 0.035 inch toward the rear from the front face of the cylinder block on all engines.
Other Engines
No. 1 bearing is installed with the front edge 0.005 - 0.020 inch toward the rear from the front face of the cylinder block on all engines.
   
Location in Relation to Front Face of Block Cam Bearing Bore - No. 1 bearing only
170, 200 0.115 - 0.125
Other engines 0.005 - 0.020

SOURCE: 1965 Ford Service Specifications

 

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