Tremek Car Videos - Street Car Drag Racing Videos  

Go Back   Tremek Car Videos - Street Car Drag Racing Videos > Car Tech Section > Performance Modifications

Tremek Car Video Forum

Custom Wheels
Ballpark on numbers

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 31 Jul 2005, 11:28 am   #1 (permalink)
Dedicated Tremekian
 
ford_racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 2,582
Send a message via MSN to ford_racer
Default Ballpark on numbers

Well, I am now getting interested in what numbers my motor will produce. I was wondering what numbers stock Ford 390s have. I know that they have some go to them. Also, can you give me some an estimate with the following mods:

750 cfm 4 barrel Edelbrock
Edelbrock Streetmaster 390 intake single plane)
Edelbrock Performer cam (Lift =.460 intake/.480 exhaust; Duration= 270 intake/280 exhaust)
Headers (standard Ford I believe)
Flowmaster 40 mufflers

just a ballpark if possible plz. thnx
__________________
2001 Ford Taurus
Twin Car Seat mod
Faulty Floormat mod
Broken Sideskirt mod
ford_racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 Aug 2005, 03:49 pm   #2 (permalink)
Dedicated Tremekian
 
ford_racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 2,582
Send a message via MSN to ford_racer
Default

bump


come on, anyone, i was thinking over 320 or so, and more torque than that
__________________
2001 Ford Taurus
Twin Car Seat mod
Faulty Floormat mod
Broken Sideskirt mod
ford_racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 Aug 2005, 03:51 pm   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
American Psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: South Korea
Posts: 24,030
Default

I was thinking 390's are a joke and wouldnt be worth the effort...
__________________
Still loving the cack
American Psycho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 Aug 2005, 03:54 pm   #4 (permalink)
Dedicated Tremekian
 
ford_racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 2,582
Send a message via MSN to ford_racer
Default

umm ok, thats why they put them in a hell of a lot of muscle cars... my dads 68 torino GT was quick and beat a boss 351

they are nice motors, all ford people think so
__________________
2001 Ford Taurus
Twin Car Seat mod
Faulty Floormat mod
Broken Sideskirt mod
ford_racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 Aug 2005, 03:56 pm   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
American Psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: South Korea
Posts: 24,030
Default

390 cubic inch (1961-1976)

Bore and stroke 4.05X3.78

Three versions available

1961-1963: 390 cubic inch with 9.6:1 compression ratio, four barrell carb @300 hp.

406 cubic inch

Introduced in 1962

Bore and stroke 4.13x3.78

Same block as 390 HP

Few 1963 blocks came with cross bolt mains.

Revised oil galleries.


410 cubic inch

This is a 390 block with a 428 crankshaft

Four barrell carb.

The stroke is increased .020 in for a total of 3.98 inches

Only used in Mercury vehicles from 1966 to 1967


whatever floats your truck :thumpup:
__________________
Still loving the cack
American Psycho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 Oct 2005, 09:32 pm   #6 (permalink)
Fresh Noob
 
Racerfab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 20
Default

Don't listen to him... the FE engines were big heavy f-ers, but made gobs of power when built right. The problem is that they were designed like a stock car motor (nascar), but like all the good stuff from Ford back then, the suits nixed big cams and high compression. The ports will flow a ton. Use a bigger cam. Bigger motors take a larger cam better. It will work with the manifold better, too. Don't do anything to the ports unless casting flash is bad. Good valve job. 10.5-11/1 compression ratio. Cold thermostat, big radiator, electric fan w/thermostat switch. 3" dual exhaust with dumps. 420-475 hp, 500+tq. Build it like a high revving small block. Use good bolts, shot peen the rods, polish the crank, and do a good job balancing it. The other thing to pay attention to is the oiling system. FE's and Clevelands both need careful cleaning and prep to the oiling system. Basically, the passages are small. Use pipe cleaners after hot tanking the block and heads. ALWAYS WARM IT UP BEFORE DRIVING!!!!!!!And hang the fu** on.
Racerfab is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:24 pm.





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors
TREMEK Car Videos 2003-2009 All posts are the copyright of the original authors and must be referenced with a link.