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Ford vs Chevy Shoot out
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http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/engin...ewall.html Goooooooo ford.. Baddest small block ever made..71 Boss...383 hp at 6,100..Imagine if they ran it up too 7,000?..hehe
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Back in the late 70's, I built up a '72 HO to '71 Boss specs (except used a TRW dual lift/duration cam) that was bored .030 over, three angle valve job, 800 Holley with milled air horn/no choke, long tube headers that produced approx 425 hp at about 6500 rpm with 104 octane gas. I don't remember the exact numbers because it was so long ago, but that's what sticks in my mind. I do remember I used to "cycle" the gas pedal to bounce the front end three or four times in 2nd gear during street races, and then catch a 3rd gear chirp, just to mess with my opponents heads. Ah the good old days......!

Steve
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A really good write up, thanks for posting it. My 72 R code was driven to work everyday and ran 12.70s at the track (a cam, a gear, and bolt ons) . Thats not fast by todays standards but, was quick in 1977. Chuck
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For what its worth,Ford did not make a 70 model 351cj engine.Also anyone that had a 351c 4v knew they could outrun most sbc .The chevy guys always came back with ,its a big block.Whisnane

Hidden Horses
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whisnane;45727 Wrote:For what its worth,Ford did not make a 70 model 351cj engine.Also anyone that had a 351c 4v knew they could outrun most sbc .The chevy guys always came back with ,its a big block.Whisnane

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#6
So they are BOTH ignorant and slow! Big Grin

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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