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montego68
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posted 06-22-2005 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for montego68        Reply w/Quote
whats the biggest cam(lift) i can go for 289 54.5 cc heads on 302 flat top pistons

capri man
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posted 06-22-2005 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man        Reply w/Quote
welcome montego!! bigger is not always better!! what is the rest of your combo??

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montego68
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posted 06-22-2005 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for montego68        Reply w/Quote
its a 85 302 with speed pro +40 pistons 66 289 hipo heads crane energizer 1.6 rollers valve guides street dominater intake 750 holley vacume secoundary wanted to run a comp 268h valve lift is .456, but someone told me to be carefull of to much lift because of heads?

ntman
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posted 06-22-2005 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ntman        Reply w/Quote
What car, trans, daily driver or race, etc?
I have a .536 lift cam with KB116 popups and 67 289 heads.

capri man
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posted 06-22-2005 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man        Reply w/Quote
my uneducated guess would be around .500 lift or a little less!! good luck

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mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-302-7.25 @93mph 1/8
1.54 60ft 50 % of the fun dragracing is meeting people who will give you the shirt off their back to wipe the grease off your hands.


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montego68
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posted 06-22-2005 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for montego68        Reply w/Quote
its a 68 montego ht 411 gears spooled and c6, weekend fun.... and thanks capri man

montego68
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posted 06-22-2005 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for montego68        Reply w/Quote
ntman what combo are you runin comp,hp etc

Moneymaker
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posted 06-22-2005 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
With those heads and stock pistons up to .540 lift will still clear.
The 465 you chose will fit fine.

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montego68
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posted 06-22-2005 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for montego68        Reply w/Quote
what about spring binding?

Moneymaker
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posted 06-22-2005 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
You need new spring regardless of cam choice.
Stock springs are for a stock cam.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,'03,'04 &'05
First NHRA & IHRA 289 automatic Superstock Mustang in the TENS 06-99
First SS/MA in the TENS 04-03
IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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montego68
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posted 06-22-2005 11:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for montego68        Reply w/Quote
so with matched springs its all good?

Moneymaker
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posted 06-23-2005 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Yes.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,'03,'04 &'05
First NHRA & IHRA 289 automatic Superstock Mustang in the TENS 06-99
First SS/MA in the TENS 04-03
IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
www.moneymakerracing.com

ntman
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From: Mulkeytown, IL
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posted 06-23-2005 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ntman        Reply w/Quote
My specs are:

289 +.030 KB116 .200 dome pistons C60E heads home ported 1.94/1.6 valves shaved .030 Roller rockers Solid cam .238/.248 @ .050 .512/.536 lift, 112 LS Victor Jr Port matched Holley 4778 700cfm with ProForm body 8" rear with 4.62 3500 stall and 29X11 slicks
1/8 Mile:7.89 MPH:91.5 60ft:1.9 Weight:3000 CID:289 Flywheel HP:340@6500

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