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.
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.
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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