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lost of power ? 16.7 in 1/4 mile
« on: July 28, 2008, 07:21:34 PM »
yep , when i was running aod tranny and 2bbl carburator with stock intake it run 17.08


hello people, im new in this forum . my name is maik, im from mex and im here because u are the ford comunity !!!

i have a old engine, a 302 with flat hydraulic lifters, cam 278 intake, torker II intake,  edelbrock 600cfm 4bbl and im running the stock exhaust manifolds. rear end its 4.08 with 245-40-18 tires in the back and same in the front.  for ignition im running a small device called crane cams ignitor, it replace the stock point and looks stock into the distributo .the rev limiter i set it to 5700.

why im running to much time in the 1/4 time? the tranny its a manual t5.

yep , when i was running aod tranny and 2bbl carburator with stock intake it run 17.08
now with all this mods i run 16.7!!




here is some video


maybe im running to much rpms ??

thanks to all who take time and read this =)

sorry for my bad english, im learning very slow !

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Re: lost of power ? 16.7 in 1/4 mile
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008, 07:31:53 PM »
burnout some years ago with the stock 302 and aod tranny !!


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Re: lost of power ? 16.7 in 1/4 mile
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 07:36:18 PM »
If you want to improve the 1/4 mile time you are going to have to replace the heads with aftermarket aluminum heads (AFR) , a Weiand intake, and some long tube exhaust headers.  Take it out the back with some decent flowing mufflers like Flowmasters and you will not only improve the power band but you will imrove the sound of that Mustang. 

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Re: lost of power ? 16.7 in 1/4 mile
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 07:49:44 PM »
did u read when i said it was a non high output engine? i know they are like 145-150hp !!! but why this engine dont improve power?

heads were rebuild when i didt those modifications.

so any other help?  i dont know if timming is right because i dont use a gun to start engine.

what about revs? 5700 to high?

the lifters are flat taped hydraulic. they are non roller !!!

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Re: lost of power ? 16.7 in 1/4 mile
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 02:42:55 AM »
that was the final advice?? i need a little of help =) only a little or a way to follow =)

i expend a little with all this things to get rid of them but if some of u think it is the best way and get rid of them i will !!!

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Re: lost of power ? 16.7 in 1/4 mile
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2008, 04:51:33 PM »
16. something is really not all that bad for a stock engine.  If you build at least the top half with what I suggested, you are going to get into the low 15's, maybe high 14's.  With stock manifolds  for intake and exhaust, and stock heads, that engine is not breathing properly.  That is a fairly mild cam as well.  If you really want to get serious, then tear that engine down and start from scratch with flat top pistons, heavy duty crank and bearings, then the top end as I suggested before .

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Re: lost of power ? 16.7 in 1/4 mile
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2008, 12:25:51 AM »
i will switch to the stock cam and see what happend.  any advice of how high in revs i can go with the stock cam? i think this engine is not a reved engine because its a non HO

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Re: lost of power ? 16.7 in 1/4 mile
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2008, 04:19:51 AM »
5.7 is probably about the red line on that engine.  I would change gears at 5.0 while drag racing. 

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Re: lost of power ? 16.7 in 1/4 mile
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2008, 01:53:32 PM »
thank you very much !!! =)

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Re: lost of power ? 16.7 in 1/4 mile
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008, 07:42:04 PM »
De nada...

 

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