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streetstang67
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posted 01-15-2003 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetstang67   Click Here to Email streetstang67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How high can a relatively stock 289 with 4bbl intake and long tube headers rev?

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Fastymz
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posted 01-15-2003 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wouldn't go much over 5000rpm.I think you'd be out of your power range above 4500 rpm aways.


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steve'66
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posted 01-15-2003 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The rev limiter is your stock valve train, otherwise over 6,000 rpm won't hurt those short stroked little mutha's.

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