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Fastymz
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posted 01-06-2002 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just alittle spin on Alexs post.
My best bang fr the bucks so far would be.My RPM intake a 4bl carb.The carb was free my pops inlaw was going to get ride of it.So I took it and rebuilt.The new fuel lines and fuel and air filter,fittings,carter pump,intake gaskets,ect,Total of $300.I have yet to get my car to the track so the only I test it.Is against my pops 88 gt vert 5spd.Before mods I could not even keep up with him,after mods I have beat him twice,and lost to him once,but it was so close.And every time from 30mph up.

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65 coupe,351w,RPM intake,Carter625,shorty headers,2.5 exhaust, Flowmasters,C4,open 8" 2:80,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.
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capri man
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posted 01-06-2002 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my best bang for the 500 bucks were my gt40-p heads. man what a difference.

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81 capri-7.56 @88mph 1/8
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Fastymz
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posted 01-06-2002 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike, what do you get for $500 with those heads.I mean do they come complete or bare.And where did you get them.

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capri man
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posted 01-06-2002 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
they are complete but i ugraded the springs and retainers because i already had the parts. i got mine from racer walsh in jax fl. but i guess any ford motorsports dealer would have them. here is a great article on them.

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mike r
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81 capri-7.56 @88mph 1/8
1.56 60 ft.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-06-2002 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where's Alex when we need him?

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65_289
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posted 01-06-2002 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Holley 650 dp got me from 15.1 to 14.1 for about $300 including fuel line, and some cut-outs and good spark plugs got me down to 13.74 for about $60. So for less than $400, I got 1.4 seconds.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-06-2002 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 65_289:
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"A Holley 650 dp got me from 15.1 to 14.1"

Do you mean a/f ratio?

"So for less than $400, I got 1.4 seconds."

YEEEEEEE HAAAAAAA

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Rustang
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posted 01-06-2002 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A $45.00 snorkel hood scoop, a used pair of 28x9 slicks(that were better than my worn out old ones), and some rear suspension work (free) got me from 11.70's to 11-teens. Total investment $145.00

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Fastymz
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posted 01-06-2002 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rustang:
A $45.00 snorkel hood scoop, a used pair of 28x9 slicks(that were better than my worn out old ones), and some rear suspension work (free) got me from 11.70's to 11-teens. Total investment $145.00


See SCOOPS do really make you go faster,thats a 1/2 sec.Now go out and get those scoops.

Really thats a great for the money,heck thats a great even for twice that .

SCOOP...supporter of all hood scoop out there.

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65_289
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posted 01-06-2002 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by V8 Thumper:
Do you mean a/f ratio?

Hell no, bro!! I mean 1320 times went from 15.1 to 14.1.

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cpmaverick
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posted 01-06-2002 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My B303 cam, 1.7:1 rockers, and 3.70:1 rear gears made ahuge difference (going from stock roller cam and 3.10:1 gears)

B303 - $100 used
1.7:1 rockers - $230 swap meet
3.70:1 T-L chunk - $165, swap meet

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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-06-2002 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by 65_289:
[B] Hell no, bro!! I mean 1320 times went from 15.1 to 14.1.

A FULL SECOND from a carb alone? What were you running before?

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cpmaverick
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posted 01-06-2002 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think I've heard this Edelbrock story before...

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65_289
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posted 01-06-2002 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by V8 Thumper:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by 65_289:
[B] Hell no, bro!! I mean 1320 times went from 15.1 to 14.1.

A FULL SECOND from a carb alone? What were you running before?


A tired 1406 600cfm Edelbrock. It is still in my garage.

And yes, cpmaverick, I am sure you have heard it before!!


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John Holloway
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posted 01-06-2002 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought a Digital tire Gage for $10.00

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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-06-2002 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by 65_289:
[B] A tired 1406 600cfm Edelbrock. It is still in my garage.


I'm sure few will argue the fact that you're running a far superior carb now, but I'd bet that there was something wrong with your previous one. (a second is a LONG time)

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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-06-2002 11:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Isn't 1406 the 'econo' calibration?

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badazzcougar
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posted 01-06-2002 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for badazzcougar   Click Here to Email badazzcougar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok I've said this before on this forum and been slammed but its still true. The edelbrock carter clone can be built to make decent power if you know what you are doing and are willing to try some power building mods. Out of the box theyr'e not so great but Iv'e had out of the box holleys that would run worth a damn too. It has to be tuned to the engine.

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cpmaverick
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posted 01-06-2002 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If anyone else wants to discuss the merits of carter vs. Holley, do a search and find a thread to post in so we can keep this one on topic! I kinda like this topic..

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ragtopjr
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posted 01-07-2002 01:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My first 88 roller long block $575.00 can=$350.00 us.
This took me from 15.0 to 13.9

Second 88 Roller long block $400.00 can=$240 us with this one I added an x303 cam and went down to a 13.41.


When dealing with mustangs, i think subframe connectors are one of the first things that you should do, Then Gears, Exhaust, and underdrive pulleys
And of course Subwoofers

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Greenstang
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posted 01-07-2002 01:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NX adjustable Nitrous kit
Fuel Pump ~120
Kit ~369
micro switch ~5

Drop in ET= quite a bit

In the interest of full disclosure, this was on ~35X-ish sized non Ford motor in a non ford chassis, YMMV I ssume the results would be similar....

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It would be a waste of life to do nothing with
one's ability, for I feel that life is measured
in achievement, not in years alone."
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founder of the McLaren Formula One team, who died in a testing accident in England in 1970.

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