Ford 347 Build And Max Compression Ratio

I'm in the process of gathering parts for my small-block Ford rebuild. I'm thinking about a 34 ci stroker kit with S.4-inch rods. Here is what I have already '90 roller lifter 302 block AFR 185 heads, S8cc chambers, 2.02-inch intake valves (PN 1388) Comp Cams 280HR hydraulic roller cam (PN 35-314-8) Comp Cams steel full-roller rockers, 1.6 1 ratio Comp Cams rocker stud girdle Comp Cams double rollertimingchain (I'll use the position that gives the most valve clearance) Fel-Pro head gasket...

The Erod Engines

GM Performance Parts is saving us from avoiding the smog-era cars with its new line of E-Rod crate engines. The E-Rod series is the result of negotiations by SEMA, which connected the right people in government with the right people at GM to offer a package of late-model engines that will be deemed emissions compliant with an E.O. number when installed in any pre-OBD-II (generally '95-and-earlier) vehicle. In many areas, there are already laws that allow for legal engine swaps provided that the...

Ford Six Buildup

As a big fan of unique engine combinations, I'm seriously considering building up a 300ci Ford Six for my muscle car project. I know they make great torque, and there are cams, intakes, headers, and many other parts available forthem. Can you give me some hop-up tips and perhaps a handle on power numbers for a naturally aspirated, carbed 300 Chris, I'm going to assume you're not building some wimp tow truck but instead are contemplating a serious performance muscle car engine. If that's the...

When Good Hoses Go

gt Aeroquip compared swelling and hardness of common rubber hose with Teflon hose using E15 typical reformulated gas and E85 common in the Midwest . In the Volume Change graph, the taller bars indicate the rubber hose swelled or shrunk significantly, drastically changing its volume capability. The taller negative bar in the hardness graph indicates hose hardening the Teflon is virtually inert. gt Production vehicles haven't been built with rubber-core fuel hose for more than 10 years. Today's...

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Geoff Dugopolski Racing

Bubba is 6'A feet tall with a heart of gold. Danny Morrison is the only person to enter and finish every single Drag Week event. He's also wrenched on and bailed out more competitor cars than anyone else in the history of Drag Week . Among other saves this year, when he heard that Unlimited racer Jeff Lutz was tearing apart his engine in the last few hours of competition to fix it and take a shot at making a 6-second pass, Danny grabbed his tools and friends and headed right over to Jeff's pit...

Bosch

We always get the most reader feedback from doing different, zany, or controversial stories, and the Nov. '10 issue featured two such stories. We knewthe rat rod cover story would elicit opinions on both sides of the fence and figured the Vette Hack story would likewise generate some mail, but oh man, we had no idea. Here are some of the reactions to both. Rob Kinnan I loved the article on rat rods, thanks in no small part to the lack of sideways ball caps and iron crosses which were only...

No Slicks Needed

Powered Mustang

When was the last time you watched any car go 10.69 on BFGoodrich Radial T As Not drag radials, radial-radials Sometimes the struggle between man and machine is to handcraft the unexpected, and sometimes the metal is actually fiberglass. We didn't expect much from Bobby Russo's little red '64 Corvette when it pulled up to the line in Ohio, and when it quietly rolled away from the Tree, we actually turned our heads back to the burnout box to see what was coming up next. The track announcer let...