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Jerry Piner
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From: staunton, va
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 08-26-2002 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Piner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 68 mustang with a 351W. Motor came in car, thinking about rebuilding it this winter, don't have much faith in prior owner, want to go ahead and rebuild it this winter so i don't have to worry about it cutting loose on me next year. Car is bracket only car would like to run 7.90's-8.0's. Have a few requirements, stock heads, and keep compression @10:1.

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MattN
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From: Mattoon, IL.
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 08-26-2002 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MattN   Click Here to Email MattN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What year are the heads? If they are early heads, just port them. Bigger valves would help. Run a Performer RPM or Air gap intake. Run a hydralic cam, like one of the bigger Comp Extreme cams. Get a 750DP. A C-4 with about 4000 actual stall. A set of 5.14 gears and about a 28 inch slicks or ET Steets. Lighten the car as much as possible and run about 7.70. This is about the same combo as my dad's. He has run in the 7.70's some, 7.80's most of the time. Only turns about 6200 thru the lights. This is in a 69 Mach 1. Hope this helps.

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Moneymaker
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posted 08-26-2002 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stick or auto Jerry?

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Jerry Piner
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posted 08-27-2002 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Piner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Alex it's an automatic

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Mpcoluv
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From: Charlotte NC usa
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posted 08-27-2002 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would not even bother with the stock heads.
A set of Edelbrock Victor Jr heads or even the World Products Roush 200 (if you clean them up) will allow better performance than any set of factory windsor castings (ported or not).

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Moneymaker
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posted 08-27-2002 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1) A gear
2) Good valve job and mill the heads
3) A nice cam
4( Headers a must
5) Decent carb and intake
6) Mild converter
That should get you square in the 8.00 range as long as the car is not weighed down with a super stereo or low rider hydraulic system.

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Alex Denysenko
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Jerry Piner
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posted 08-27-2002 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Piner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Alex, what gear would you suggest, what cam, how much convertor, how tall a tire, and do I need to put bigger valves in the heads?

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Moneymaker
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posted 08-27-2002 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
4.10 gear at the very least. Tire would be dependant on the final gear selection. Valves would depend on the condition of the ones you have now. If they have to be replaced then I would install larger ones. About a 3k converter would be perfect.
I don't do cams on this forum anymore.

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Alex Denysenko
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posted 08-27-2002 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I second the opinion on the larger valves. Windsor Ford heads get a nice bump in airflow from larger valves. They do not flow well at valve lifts above about .550 so a lot of lift isn't the cam you want. Alex may not recommend a cam on the forum but he will sell you a great one. He just got tired of all the second guessers on the cam specs. Email him.

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TomP
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posted 08-28-2002 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Piner:
Hey Alex it's an automatic


Oh well!

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