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stinger
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From: mn
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posted 03-25-2003 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinger   Click Here to Email stinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will give everything I have so far.
1. stock 351w out of a mid 70's torino
2. gt40 heads
3. hooker supercomp headers
4. torker 2 manifold
5. c4 trannie, no stall converter yet? any
suggestions on that?
6. going with a holley double pumper, but
what size?
7. What brand and size cam should I go with?
8. my gears are 4.11 detriot locker

My car is a 66 stang with a totally modified fiberglass front end, fiberglass doors and fiberglass trunkdeck. I have shelby overrider bars and traction bars. I know, u dont need both, they were both on the car when I bought it. The tires are bf goodrich radial t/a's size 15 X 10

Am I up too a good start? What suggestions do u have for a rookie?

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Dubz
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posted 03-25-2003 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
looks good so far, what year of torino did you pull it from?? what's the comp?

Comp Cams 270 seems like the most popular cam here

i'm thinking a 750 cfm carb, but i have a 670 on my 351

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stinger
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posted 03-25-2003 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinger   Click Here to Email stinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wish I knew the compression but I am not sure. It was taken out of a 76-77 grantorino.

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Dubz
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posted 03-25-2003 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
that would be a low compression engine (like mine), but that would change with your aftermarket heads. I would suggest running a compression test asap. If your compression is low it will hinder you from running the biggest/best carb possible for your setup.

What will the car be used for, mostly a track car, street strip, or daily driver??

Ignition upgrades are suggested on fords as they had not so great ignition systems (i think you can swap out one from a chrysler)

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stinger
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posted 03-25-2003 10:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinger   Click Here to Email stinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mostly street. what would u rec. for ingition?

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stinger
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posted 03-25-2003 11:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinger   Click Here to Email stinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
if i have the compression tested and its low, what do I do about it?

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Dubz
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posted 03-26-2003 01:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
if it's mostly street, i would say the 270 would be really good, that's what i am going for as well. It will allow you to use the stock converter which makes it very streetable.

for more compression you can mill the heads or get new pistons.

I am going with a MSD 6al ignition, although you can find a used chrysler one they seem to be a popular swap as they were much better than fords...

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Dubz
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posted 03-26-2003 01:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
can't remember where i read about that swap, so i'd ask someone else about it as well, but it would be alot cheaper unless you think you need the msd box

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Fastymz
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posted 03-26-2003 01:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd go with the 270h cam,but call Alex he can help you out, and a 650DP.But I do think a 750VS would be better.
Stall a 2200-2500 stall would work good.
76-77 should be about a 8.5 compression,and HP around 180 stock.


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posted 03-26-2003 01:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
that is 180 rwhp tho

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Fastymz
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posted 03-26-2003 01:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dubz:
that is 180 rwhp tho

About 160BHP.

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Dubz
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posted 03-26-2003 01:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
wow, that's low!

in 74 i thought figures were in 187bhp

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posted 03-26-2003 01:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My book as a 73 at 160BHP.
Once they dropped the compression it really killed the HP.

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posted 03-26-2003 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinger   Click Here to Email stinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what carb is a 750vs?

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posted 03-26-2003 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by stinger:
what carb is a 750vs?

Holley 750 vacuum sec.

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stinger
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posted 03-26-2003 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinger   Click Here to Email stinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
man do I feel stupid! I where that newbie title well, but I am learning.

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