Those who tell you the factory 5.0 HO cam is no good are usually trying to sell you something else. I have done a few roller 5.0 conversions (engine replacements) in Broncos and F150's using the HO camshaft. Great torque and drivability. For a mild boost, I use 1.7:1 bolt-on roller rockers and Isky 3105D springs. Has anyone on here tried Isky's hyd. roller cams?
For my 5.0 HO SD conversions in Broncos I have used the Isky # 317252/257 cam (252/257deg adv. 204/210deg @ 0.050", 112 deg LCA, 0.465/0.480lift). Great mid range improvement with nice idle and good vacuum.
If I used Mass Air conversion on a 5.0 HO in a Bronco, I would use the Isky # 317257/265 (257/267deg adv, 210/218deg@ 0.050", 112 deg LCA and 0.480/0.500lift). Also works good in 5.8 SD F 150's we have here with the roller lifter conversion.
If I can buy a 95 - 96 MAF 5.8 Bronco I might use Isky #317265/275 (265/275deg adv. 218/228deg @ 0.050", 112deg LCA and 0.500/0.520 lift with TFS TW heads and appropriate pistons in the rebuild.
I have run Crane, Comp and Crower cams too. If I seem biased to Isky cams, its because I always get what I want out of their cams, they are reliable and I get a factory direct deal thats hard to beat.
Swat, perhaps you could run some of these Isky grinds and see what you come up with. I'd be interested to find out what they are like compared to Comp, etc.