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TurboGT
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From: Hutchinson, Kansas
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posted 04-10-2003 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboGT   Click Here to Email TurboGT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a buddy that's putting together an budget street/strip (mostly strip) engine for his mini-tubbed '87 fox body Mustang. I know there have been a million similar engines built and raced in the past, so I was wondering if anybody had owned one, and what they thought of it.

He's looking to run in the high 11, low 12 second range at 2800 lbs. It has 28 x 10.5 slicks, light wheels and brakes, 9", spool w/ 4.56 or 4.88, Jerico 4-speed, Mcleod soft-loc clutch and aluminum flywheel.

.030 over 302 flattop w/ hypereutectic, and 5/64" (yuck) ring package

Nicely ported/milled early 289 heads, w/ 1.90/1.60 Ferrea valves, Crane gold rockers

Comp FS-290-B6 cam, 290/304 Adv., 255/266 @.050, .576/.570 lift on 106 deg.

C9OX intake with 4777 Holley (700 DP), cell, good electric pump and fuel system
Flowtech headers w/ 3" exhaust thru "X" pipe, dump at axle

MSD-6AL, motorcraft electronic distributor, good wires

True 10.7:1, electric water pump, electric fan, little alternator

VP C12 or C11 fuel

Also available for use is a Comp FS-280-B6 cam, 280/284, 242/248, .541/.522, 106

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Mark Walton
'83 Mustang NHRA Stocker (under construction - track debut 2003)
'69 "off brand" NHRA SS/EA

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-10-2003 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First off the 4777 is a 650 DP Mark, not a 700.
With a 700 DP and what you have listed that thing should go (with a decent driver)high elevens out of the box.
As long as the back end is set up well enough to hook the car.

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TurboGT
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posted 04-10-2003 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboGT   Click Here to Email TurboGT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alex, he'll be happy to hear this.

My mistake...4778. I've been working on a 4777 for my brother, and had it stuck in my head.

Yeah, the suspension is done right. Any idea of HP/ET difference between the two cams? He's nervous about the shortblock, and thought bringing the powerband down some (via the smaller cam) might make him feel better.

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Mark Walton
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Moneymaker
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posted 04-10-2003 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like this one Mark >Comp FS-290-B6 cam, 290/304 Adv., 255/266 @.050, .576/.570 lift on 106 deg.
I have used it before with good results in a similar bracket 289.

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Alex Denysenko
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MAV
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posted 04-10-2003 11:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MAV   Click Here to Email MAV     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep! My old engine had that exact cam,`65 289 heads with 1.94/1.60`s Crane gold rockers, L2249NF 12.5 to 1 TRW`s .It had an Edelbrock torqer intake and a 750dp Holley
The car weight was 2,800lbs. and it had
29 inch slicks and 5.14 gears with a 4,500 converter.

11.70`s at 113mph over and over!

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TurboGT
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posted 04-11-2003 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TurboGT   Click Here to Email TurboGT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So what RPM will it have to run with the 290-B6? The pistons/rods/bolts have him sorta scared.

He wants to run this for a year or two to sort out the car, then move on to his "good" engine.

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Mark Walton
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posted 04-11-2003 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
6500-7000.
The pistons and rods will live there with good oil, gas and no No2.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
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NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,&'03
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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