How to Install a Camshaft in a Small Block Ford 302 5.0 | E303

Showing initial insertion of the camshaft into the small block 302. E303 Camshaft by Ford Racing

How to Install a Camshaft in a Small Block Ford 302 5.0 | E303

Article Summary: How to install the Ford Racing E-303 Camshaft into a Ford 302. The cam is part number: M-6250-E303. This camshaft installation takes approximately 1 hour.

In this post, I will explain how easy it is to install a camshaft in a small block Ford 302 engine. For this build, I decided to go with one of Ford’s famous letter camshafts. This particular model is commonly referred to as an “E” cam or E303. This is a nice cam that will provide adequate horsepower and sound nice. It has a lift of .311 @ .498 with an advertised duration of 282 degrees. This process is quick and easy and does not require any special tools. You will need a good set of latex or nitrile gloves and some Permatex assembly lube. You will need a clean work space and some time. Enjoy the photos below.

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FORD RACING E303 CAMSHAFT: M-6250-E303 ~ $219.97 SUMMIT RACING: Purchase Here

Ford racing camshaft E303

Ford racing camshaft E303

Installation of the camshaft into the small block ford. M-6250-E303

Installation of the camshaft into the small block ford. M-6250-E303

Cam specifications for Installation of the camshaft into the small block ford. M-6250-E303

Cam specifications for Installation of the camshaft into the small block ford. M-6250-E303

Ford racing camshaft E303

Ford racing camshaft E303

Ford racing camshaft E303

Ford racing camshaft E303

Ford racing camshaft E303

Ford racing camshaft E303

Ford racing camshaft E303. Closeup of cam lobes with assembly lube

Ford racing camshaft E303. Closeup of cam lobes with assembly lube

Showing initial insertion of the camshaft into the small block 302. E303 Camshaft by Ford Racing

Showing initial insertion of the camshaft into the small block 302. E303 Camshaft by Ford Racing

Showing initial insertion of the camshaft into the small block 302. E303 Camshaft by Ford Racing

Showing initial insertion of the camshaft into the small block 302. E303 Camshaft by Ford Racing

A helper screw is threaded into the camshaft to allow for manipulation over the cam bearings. The longer the bolt, the better

A helper screw is threaded into the camshaft to allow for manipulation over the cam bearings. The longer the bolt, the better

A helper screw is threaded into the camshaft to allow for manipulation over the cam bearings. The longer the bolt, the better

A helper screw is threaded into the camshaft to allow for manipulation over the cam bearings. The longer the bolt, the better

A helper screw is threaded into the camshaft to allow for manipulation over the cam bearings. The longer the bolt, the better

A helper screw is threaded into the camshaft to allow for manipulation over the cam bearings. The longer the bolt, the better

Cam installed into the engine

Cam installed into the engine

Camshaft backing plate used to hold the camshaft in place on a small block ford 302 5.0 engine

Camshaft backing plate used to hold the camshaft in place on a small block ford 302 5.0 engine

Camshaft backing plate used to hold the camshaft in place on a small block ford 302 5.0 engine. Notice it is engraved back / bottom

Camshaft backing plate used to hold the camshaft in place on a small block ford 302 5.0 engine. Notice it is engraved back / bottom

Bolt in the cam backing plate and pay attention to the engraved markings that show the orientation

Bolt in the cam backing plate and pay attention to the engraved markings that show the orientation

Installation of the new Ford E303 camshaft is complete

Installation of the new Ford E303 camshaft is complete



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