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Stang72
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From: Arkel,Zuid-Holland,Holland
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posted 03-03-2004 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang72   Click Here to Email Stang72     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi, im currently working on my 5.0HO T-bird. (i know, i know but the question is engine related) It's gonna recieve the intake of a Mustang H.O (ported upper/lower) Some portwork/milling on the heads. The exhaust is changed, no cats at all, 1 Flowmaster with dual exits exiting before the rearwheel

Now i was looking at some more HP.. not mayor figures , but some more than stock.. I was thinking : 65mm throttle body,70mm maf, E303 cam, and a fuelpressure regulator for some more pressure.

Now , first how does this sound???

second, how far can you take the original ECU or do i need to upgrade this also??

Third, can the valvetrain (springs..) take the higher lift from this cam..

or do you say, do the work on the heads and intake, and leave it at that again i'm not looking for 300+HP numbers, just something more than stock.. (it's a low budget, nascar transformation)

greetz

Ben

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-04-2004 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good cam choice and TB. Use a Aeromotive FP regulator.
Skip the MAF.
That's about the limit on the stock processor.
You will need new valve springs with that cam.

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Stang72
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posted 03-04-2004 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang72   Click Here to Email Stang72     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok, thanx a lot Alex!!

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Stang72
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posted 03-04-2004 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang72   Click Here to Email Stang72     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But Alex, won't to smaller size maf hurt the airflow on higher RPM????

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posted 03-04-2004 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You won't turn enough RPM to worry about it.
I back to back tested MAF's on 89 our HO convert when it had nothing but headers and a very mild cam and new springs.
It still slowed over 5500 RPM and slowed even more with the larger MAF. (s)

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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
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NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,'03,& '04
First SS/MA in the TENS!
IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

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!"
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Stang72
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posted 03-06-2004 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang72   Click Here to Email Stang72     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok, thanx again Alex

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