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Estimating horse power

Hello guys it's been a while and changed some things on the car. I have a 63 Ford Galaxie 500 and I am trying to figure out what kind of horse power it has. Any help would be greatful. Here is a list of the things on the car. (Or the bathroom money that I have spent instead of redoing the bathroom.)

1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Box Top
1968 390FE Bored 40 over (397.30ci)
Completely balanced by Donnelly Automotive Machine Inc.
Crank turned 10/10
Clevite TC1713 040 Pistons at 10.5:1 compression
Ford 390-428CJ Performer RPM Aluminum Heads
1700cc Intake ports
72cc Combustion Chambers
2.090 int/1.66 exh. Valves
1.550 Valve Springs, .600 max lift
Crane Spring and Retainer Kit
Seat Pressure @ installed height 106lbs. @ 1.800
Open Pressure and Height 280lbs. @ 1.250
Coil Bind 1.080
Average Spring Rate 320lbs./in.
Maximum Net Lift 0.710
Crane Hyd. Roller Lifters
Crane Sportsman Series Gold Aluminum Roller Rockers 1.76:1 ratio
Crane Roller Cam 632 dur. -300 lift 2800-6400rpm
Crane Special Billet Aluminum Push Rods
Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake Port exit dimensions: 1.16 x 1.97
Holley 750 cfm double pumper carburetor
Edelbrock 1 Aluminum Spacer
MSD 8594 Pro-Billet Distributor
MSD 6A CD Ignition Box
MSD Blaster SS Coil
MSD 8.5mm Super Conductor Plug wires
Hooker Competition Ceramic Headers 6205HKR
Melling M-57HV High Volume oil pump
Edelbrock 8805 High Volume water pump
Moroso 20607 8 qt. oil pan

9 Ford rear end with 411 gears
4 Speed Top Loader Manual Transmission (rebuilt Dec. 2006)
Weight of car with driver 3782lbs. w/o driver 3576 lbs.

Any input would be great.


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There are several engine dyno software programs that will get pretty close to the horsepower you have, but to test it to the wheels on a real dyno would be best. You should also get the car weighed.

My dad had one of these when I was a boy. It was a pretty good car. I like styling of these cars. They sit so much lower to the ground and just look mean.

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I'm thinking 500 engine dyno.

The 63 box-top was a half-year production.
I like em,
but they are rarely seen because of the slant roof last half-year car.

Here's one I caught at GoodGuys Columbus.
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