West Virginia Chapter Director /
MA Drag Race Team Coordinator
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hedgesville, WV
You won't find a better tuner in the country than Jerry!!!! I'd have him tune it on the motor first and make sure all is well and get numbers to see what your making.
After that, make a pull on the motor with whatever shot you intend on running. That way he can see what needs done to optimize that tune. He may be able to set it so you can pull the Octane pin and retard the timing while optimizing things for the shot.
The stock bottom will handle it if all is well. I ran my stock bottom on mine for 5 years. The main thing is make sure everything with the set-up is optimal.
Also, Unless I missed it somewhere, are you Still running the stock TB? You may want to get a 70 MM Ford unit prior to the tune. More air in, more air out, the better she will run. Not a better time to do it either.
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