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Old 12-04-2012, 05:52 PM
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I'm new to this forum, but have been drag racing........and some street racing Fords for almost 25 years. My current car is 70 Maverick with 408ci.
To start off with, like some people have said is to drive it..............if it's too slow then a quick 30/40hp would be to deep six the Ford heads and go with aftermarket heads..................SBF's will make hp, but not with the factory heads. I had a 64 Comet with 289HiPro 4spd and 4:30 gears, had a Schneider.........this was over 30 years ago, but think is was .544 lift.....anyway I had the 69 DOOE 351w heads that had a ton of work done on the exhaust side and the motor was just under 300hp at the crank. Fast forward to this past May and my 408 made 650hp at 6800rpm.
Heads/cam/compression are the key to making hp in a carb'd SBF....IMHO
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