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Old 11-09-2007, 04:49 PM
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Amazing new discovery!

I have discovered that the amount of horsepower gained from a pocket port and three angle valve job on a 2.3L Ford is precisely the amount of horsepower you lose by not disconnecting the vacuum line before you set the timing when you put it back together!

It was a dead brain moment.

I thought my efforts were in vain until I remembered that I never reconnected the vacuum line, and discovered that I never disconnected it to begin with.




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Old 11-09-2007, 04:51 PM
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ha ha, awesome. I used to have one of those motors. Not a bad little mill but no guts at all!

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Old 11-09-2007, 04:55 PM
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I have since used the butt-dyno to affirm that the Offenhauser dual port intake and Hedman hedder are worth plenty of grunt.

Tuning a 4 barrel carb on a 4 cylinder engine is another chapter to itself.



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Old 11-10-2007, 07:03 AM
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Dude I can't believe you are wasting your time with that stuff! You're the last guy I would have thought would be messing with a four-popper!

How have you been anyway?

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Old 11-10-2007, 09:39 AM
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It's all about the MPG, dude.

I'm attempting to get more work done with the same amount of fuel. That way I get another few miles out of a gallon of the liquid gold. Right now the cranking cylinder pressure is just a tick under 200psi and the temp's hovering near 170. I was able to drop the total timing to 29 degrees with better combustion chambers and a tight quench. Less negative work ya know. All this being conducive to getting more work done, horsepower/torque, without using any more fuel.

I'd like to play with the cam timing but roller cams are $$$$$. For now I'll work with what I have. the next step is heated fuel and water/alcohol injection.

By the way, I haven't abandoned real horsepower. I'm just making other peoples cars faster. It's less expensive and I still get to play.



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