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by 289nate
Fri Dec 02, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How will you go faster?
Replies: 293
Views: 7111

Re: How will you go faster?

My colleague drives an old Volvo. I did a small scale Volvo 740 wind tunnel test and noticed that there could be less drag when reversing, but I don't think that alone will help him get to work faster. Perhaps some calculation and back to back testing is also needed. :-k Screenshot_20221202-192120....
by 289nate
Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Twisted wedge 170s on 302 ford question
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Twisted wedge 170s on 302 ford question

Be careful when you’re listening to cam recommendations that are for the super long runners of the EFI 5.0L engine. EDC/Ed Curtis has probably done cams for more combos like you are talking about than anyone here. Been doing it for decades now. Everything from the twisted wedge heads on 302 engines ...
by 289nate
Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How will you go faster?
Replies: 293
Views: 7111

Re: How will you go faster?

A guy I used to converse a fair amount with used to run a high rpm all motor 306 in a Fox body. Kept having issues with the C4. No matter who built it and what he paid it would always have issues with the rpm he was turning. Tried a glide. Slowed down. Finally went to a Rossler built TH400. Held up ...
by 289nate
Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cost to rev higher
Replies: 26
Views: 1090

Re: Cost to rev higher

SBF with a 3” stroke. Stock Mexican block. Going to send it. Drag racing application.
by 289nate
Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cloning 2019 EMC 289 Ford heads
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Cloning 2019 EMC 289 Ford heads

Paid over $1,700 in 1995 money for my heads from Valley Head Service. Wasn’t cheap back then for a very inferior product.
by 289nate
Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:31 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How will you go faster?
Replies: 293
Views: 7111

Re: How will you go faster?

Clutches for the average man.
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by 289nate
Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:19 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How will you go faster?
Replies: 293
Views: 7111

Re: How will you go faster?

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by 289nate
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cloning 2019 EMC 289 Ford heads
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Cloning 2019 EMC 289 Ford heads

I’m looking forward to the following episodes. =D>
by 289nate
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cloning 2019 EMC 289 Ford heads
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Cloning 2019 EMC 289 Ford heads

These aren’t the old Valley Head Service heads with the Street Master work (paid to have my 289 castings done to this spec and got upgraded to the race program in around ‘95 due to a mistake by the “old man”) nor the old Thumper heads (loved that guys stories). But you know this.
by 289nate
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How will you go faster?
Replies: 293
Views: 7111

Re: How will you go faster?

The proper drag racing clutch properly set up can help keep an engine in a narrow power band going down the track. Especially when you start talking more than a four-speed and clutchless. There is a reason why in so many forms of class racing manual transmissions have carried a significant weight pe...
by 289nate
Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Ed Pink shop last days interview.
Replies: 20
Views: 1337

Re: Ed Pink shop last days interview.

That really is a shame. Their shop is about 25 minutes away from me. They’ve been here longer than I’ve been alive. Lol. In spite of eminent domain they are supposed to give you fair market value for your property. My father is a real estate broker and has dealt with this before on the residential l...
by 289nate
Sun Nov 20, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How will you go faster?
Replies: 293
Views: 7111

Re: How will you go faster?

One thing that needs to be put into perspective is that we don’t answer to sims. Good ones guid us but the best class racers keep proving them inaccurate.
by 289nate
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How will you go faster?
Replies: 293
Views: 7111

Re: How will you go faster?

A bad alignment and a slightly dragging caliper can kill a lot of horsepower ;) Unless it's on the left front. Screenshot 2022-11-20 140951.jpg Throw an aired up Walmart football and that passenger rear coil to help with that. Lol. Believe it or not it has been done. I absolutely do not recommend t...
by 289nate
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How will you go faster?
Replies: 293
Views: 7111

Re: How will you go faster?

Tiny radiator, front tires aired way up, drag brakes, chin spoiler to keep air out from under the car, sideways mounted carburetor, aluminum exhaust system if one is required, helium in the tires 😝, etc. But talking about the power curve and maximizing it down the tracks are gearing is a lot more m...
by 289nate
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: How will you go faster?
Replies: 293
Views: 7111

Re: How will you go faster?

Tiny radiator, front tires aired way up, drag brakes, chin spoiler to keep air out from under the car, sideways mounted carburetor, aluminum exhaust system if one is required, helium in the tires 😝, etc. But talking about the power curve and maximizing it down the tracks are gearing is a lot more ma...