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Old 08-11-2010, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by dry
Here lies the problem the car starts right up no timing drag hot or cold and runs great,no pinging, no stumbles or hesitations, temp stays about 190 drives great on the road 3500 rpm at 70 mph and runs well stop light to stop light when just driving it normal.........PROBLEM is when you try to stand on it from a stop light it doesn't have enough torque to even break the tires loose....
One thing is driving technique. I guarantee you unless that engine isn't making 250 HP, that it WILL most certainly spin the tires from a dead stop- but in doing so, you only unnecessarily tax the drivetrain and waste tire rubber. There are a LOT of guys who would kill for a car that would hook and go, w/o drama of wheel spin!!

Another problem could be a close ratio gear set in your tranny. If it IS a close ratio box, first gear is good for something like 50 MPH at 5000 RPM, and would be hard pressed to break the tires loose, w/o sidestepping the clutch at redline- something I will advise you NOT to do!

That said, the biggest impediment to making good power is the heads you have. If you're serious about making good power, get w/the program and install a good set of free-flowing heads in the 180 cc intake runner range, w/2.02" x 1.6" valves and 64 cc chambers. This should give you sufficient compression and flow to take advantage of that modern grind camshaft you'll be getting to replace the ancient-tech Fireball.

As for "ripped to shreds by the usual suspects"- shame on all you “suspects” for not sugar coating the whole thing! You are supposed to coddle and sooth the OP! Forget about the facts and the hard lessons learned- don't you know it is all about warm, fuzzy PC?
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