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Old 06-24-2003, 08:24 PM
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Smile ford v6 torque/ high ratio rockers

TORQUE questions

Im rebuilding my 2.8 v6 & need more torque. looking hard for high ratio rocker arms to go on my "77TM AB" heads. I have .530 + spring & valve clearance. This plus a stock cam and advance cam timing 8 degrees should give me the torque (I need) with a little more power (that I want). My questions are, whare to find high ratio rockers & what will this do to my MPG

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Old 06-24-2003, 09:16 PM
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good luck finding anything performance for your 2.8. My brother has one in his bronco and its pretty much impossible to find anything for them. I beleive comp cams has some cams for them though, edelbrock makes shortie headers for bronco 2s and rangers. YOu could try advancing your ignition timing also to get more power.

Put on a good ignition system like MSD and a K&N also to get more power and economy.
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Those engines were HOT in europe for many years, they have westlake heads for them and I think also twin cam heads. You might want to check some european links to get some really tough stuff.
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For the money you will spend you would be better off swapping in a 5.0/302.
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staying v6 cause weight is an issue

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2.3 Turbo over 2.8 please

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With the money you will save you could buy an SVO aluminum block. I had a 2.8 many years back when you could still buy intakes and cams for them and at best they were putting out 200 HP tricked out and cammed out of their face. The heads on these things are terrible especially the late model Bronco II versions, the exhaust port has a huge hump right in the middle plus a turn so the exhaust manifolds can fit between the shock towers of the early Capri's. The intakes are very narrow so you can never get enough runner length in them unless you fabricate your own long tube intake. Otherwise the bottom ends are strong up to 7500 rpm.

Whats wrong with a 3.0/3.2 litre SHO V6? They are 220 HP right out of the box and weigh 435pds including the automatic transaxle? You can get an easy 300Hp out of them without even trying and get some modern technology under the hood.

I say forget the boat anchor, it will be a money pit and impossible to buy parts for. Nostalgia is one thing but at some point practicality has to figure in to the equation? What is the application?
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I can understand "build what ya got to work with" everything goes right back where it came from.
Have you tried Racer Walsh? They are about the only ones who still advertise parts for that thing.
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With the money you will save you could buy an SVO aluminum block
I dont know about that, spending 2 grand just on a block doesnt exactly sound like saving money to me.

Although the SHO 3.2 or 3.0 does sound like a good idea to me.
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thanks all. I'd of done something like that [4.0 block with 2.8heads & manifolds /respec the head bolts,4.0 rockers] except I didnt realize how hard finding parts for this was going to be until after I'd spent to much money on this one

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