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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
take a look!, updating the electrical, etc

here are the stats of the car now:

’69 454 block Mark IV – 4 bolt main .030 over - 489 cu in. (4.280”)

Eagle 4.25 forged stroker crank

Eagle forged I-beam rods

JE forged domed pistons 10.25:1

Dart Pro1 Aluminum Heads – rectangular port 310 CC, 2.25 intake valves, 1.88 exhaust valves

Dart high rise single plane intake manifold, port matched to heads – 4150 style carb base

1.00" Wooden Carb spacer

Barry Grant 4779-3
750 CFM with a 950 base

Crane hydraulic roller cam and lifters – Grind # HR-306-2S-14 .632 lift intake and exhaust
244 intake duration at .050 lift. 256 exhaust duration at .050 lift
Lobe separation 114 degrees
Springs, Crane Dual with damper 132 lbs on seat, 414 lbs open

Comp Ultra Pro Magnum chromemoly rockers 1.7 ratio, 7/16” stud dia.

MSD 6AL ignition #6420, MSD Pro Billet Distributor
MSD Rev Limiter #8671, 2 Step Retard Box #8739, 3800 pill

Hooker Competition, 2” headers, 3” exhaust, 3” Flowmaster mufflers, 2 ½” crossover

*****Painless Wiring Harness – 18 circuit Muscle car harness, installing *****

31” x 18” 2 row aluminum radiator Dual Flex-A-Lite electric fans

Ladder Bars with single adjustable Strange Coilover’s

Ford 9” with Nodular iron center section, 4.11 gears with Detroit TrueTrac differential

Mark Williams 31 spline axles

Turbo 400 with full manual valve body, Trans brake, line lock, 3800 stall convertor

Wilwood 4 piston drag disk brakes on all wheels

10 point CM roll cage, certs to 8.5 NHRA, cage done by Carty Race Cars

Mickey Thompson P315 x R60 x 15 drag radials on Centerline 15 x 10 rear wheels

Fiberglass hood and trunk

Best run todate = 6.95 1/8th Clearwater, 1.53 60, 103MPH

Thinking of changing to a LS???? suggestions / comments welcome


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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
more work done

pulled out all the wiring, putting down insulation, carpet is on the way, changed body bushings (see pic, put in solid aluminum) almost ready to start wiring...found a problem with rearend and have pulled it out to fix, and put in a spool with 3.73 gears and either 35 or 40 spline axles

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Very cool ride, looking at the cams specs- is that enough valve spring for that cam? I've put 140lbs of seat pressure on large small block hydraulic flat tappet cams so to me it's surprising with a heavy roller setup and those big valves that 132lbs seat pressure is enough?
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