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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-09-2005, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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3.8 tech guys, hp estimate please

I drive a 95 automatic mustang 3.8L with 2.73 gears (bleh)

I'm going to have the following:

Mac CAI
56+mm BBK TB
25% UD pully
Ported upper/lower
Ported SC heads
RPM cam
manifold spacer
GT take-off exhaust

What kind of power should i expect at the wheels? Minimum, max?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-09-2005, 08:20 PM
 
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Id spend your money on some gears first. They cost less than heads, and you will definitely be able to feel it in the old butt dyno.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-09-2005, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yea but i pretty much have all of this stuff already. I either traded for it, or i'm parting it off my SC to put on my N/A 3.8 stang.

Not only that, but i like my highway gears for the time being.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-09-2005, 09:13 PM
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you have alot of variables there but I'll say 185-190HP
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i think you should also work a torque converter in there if you're gonna go with a higher RPM cam...it will make the take-off less sluggish and not have to up the gears too much
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I'll guess 160 - 170 at the wheels.

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rancherlee made 165rwhp properly tuned with:

UD pulley
base ported heads
207/215 (mild) cam
ported upper/lower intakes
60mm throttle body

I think that's about it. What kind of cam are you getting? Mik specs some awesome custom grinds, but his off-shelfers are great too. Are your heads just base ported? Is your ported upper intake base ported or is it cut&weld? Was there any intake runner length removed? If no runner length was removed you'll gain some torque with the spacer, probably around 5-7rwtq. With a cut&weld upper, ported lower, mild cam, ported heads, and UD pulley, with a good dyno tune and some timing worked in I think it could be capable of about 160-170rwhp
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Have you thought about 1:8 roller rockers? Should be good for an easy 15 HP gain at the crank? Electric Fan 2-3 HP?

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Have you thought about 1:8 roller rockers? Should be good for an easy 20 HP gain at the crank?
try about 5-6hp, they add some lift and only 1-2* duration
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