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speed06
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted August 29, 2004 09:47 AM  
Im am building a Ford super street for the 2005 season and could use all the advice i can get. I know i will be building a 351w but have allot of questions like what heads and stuff. Also I want to run a manual trans. what do i need to look for? I will be the only ford in our class and want to make a good impression.

akadirtracer7
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 217
posted August 29, 2004 09:15 PM  
For a trans I been using a 3spd toploader out of 6cyl. maverick.I've been running a 347 but thinking about building a 408 over winter and if you have to use cast iron the n heads are about the best.If your going to use aluminum then theres a bunch of good stuff.

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1363
posted August 30, 2004 05:43 AM  
what are your engine rules, speed? minimum weight of the car?

pforsythe
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted August 30, 2004 09:23 AM  
My engine rules are pretty simple, block and heads have to be cast and we have to use gasoline, other then that its open.

bobaluuu
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 474
posted August 30, 2004 07:02 PM  
I would first read the post titled F.O.R.D. its several post earlier than this one.

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speed06
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted August 30, 2004 07:18 PM  
I already read it, lol

outlawstock17
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Total posts: 1363
posted August 30, 2004 08:46 PM  
some guys like the 393 stroker combo. i'm kind of partial to the higher winding stock stroke, long rod combo. either way you will need a good set of iron heads like n351, pro action or roush 200's. the more compression, the better. a solid roller cam and matching valvetrain is a necessity in an open engine class. a good intake like a super victor or victor jr. is also a must. 750-850 double pumper, MSD ignition and a good set of stepped tube headers will also help make good power. an engine oil cooler is good insurance in a windsor. the large main/rod journals of a 351w make crank breakage almost a non-issue but they generate a lot of oil temp. don't forget a good cooling system.

good luck.

427ford
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted September 01, 2004 09:05 PM  
When we used to run a windsor we had
put a pair of closed chamber "aussie"
clevland heads on it with a victor intake
and a 850 holley and it made big hp and tq


19J
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted September 01, 2004 10:02 PM  
I have a 3 speed manual for a ford.

speed06
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted September 08, 2004 09:28 AM  
Thanks guys for the advice. Has anyone ran a saginaw trans with a ford motor?

    

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