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stang106
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From: God's Country!... Port Alberni B.C. Canada
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posted 04-06-2003 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to build a long rod 351W, but I need to learn more about this. Does anyone know of any online info of this combination? Anyone have one? Are there common components to make it reasonably priced? Or are they not worth the effort?
Thanks,
Dave

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'70 ragtop Stang
351W - 13.70 @104.

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james306
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posted 04-06-2003 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for james306   Click Here to Email james306     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i wouldnt bother with it. the 351w has a nice rod ratio of 1.70. a longer rod will give you increased dwell time at BDC and TDC. the increased dwell at TDC allows more time for the combustion process.

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-06-2003 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah Dave, why?
The long rod theory is pretty much a dead issue.

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stang106
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posted 04-06-2003 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, guys.
I was under the impression a long rod 351 would give me more torque for my heavy ragtop. I'll stick with the normal stuff and try a Comp 270S.
Dave

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