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thumpin cat

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posted 04-09-2002 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thumpin cat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
with a good intake and carb, headers, cam and afr 185s is 500 horsepower possible

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posted 04-09-2002 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gearhead   Click Here to Email Gearhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I seem to remember an article in Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords last year where they took a Ford Racing 393 crate motor and swapped on a pair of box-stock AFR 185s in place of the GT-40X heads, and pulled 500+ hp at the crank, and got even more with a cam swap and Demon carb. I would say that yes, 500 is doable with the 185s, given the right bottom end, cam, intake and carb.

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posted 04-09-2002 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvierow   Click Here to Email mvierow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are their dyno tests for a better idea

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posted 04-09-2002 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still like Edelbrock's heads.

The rpm's for 400+
The Victor Jr's for 500+
Ported Vic Jr's for 600
All the above use standard headers, ports raised a whole 1/8" for the Vic Jrs.

And Victors for racing.....

OK call me "old fashioned"


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posted 04-09-2002 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yes, id say with all ive seen and read, definitly capaple of 500+ n/a.

67 coupe, 650dp and rpm intake on 5.0 with afr 165 heads, 4 speed, 4.11' so far is [email protected] in 1/8 mile with 1.79 60ft. time.

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posted 04-10-2002 06:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Coupster   Click Here to Email 67Coupster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think my combination of 10.5:1 393W with AFR 185's, Victor Jr, 850DP, 1 3/4 headers and a special order Comp tight lash solid lift cam is is somewhere around 500hp. I'm getting almost 98 mph in the 1/8 mile. I've been working mainly on the suspension right now and haven't really tuned on the motor any as far as jetting and timing so I'm sure there's a little more left in it. I think I'm also in some need of more gear. Have 4.11 now want to add some 4.56's as funds allow.

67 Coupe
393W, AFR 185, 4 Speed, 4.11 9 inch
7.09 @ 97MPH 1/8
1.55 60'

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