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I Love that car and it's results! Putting my 545 together with A429 ported on intake and exhaust! 13:8:1 with same trans but will be using nitrous so my rear gear and converter will be a little different for the spray!
Thanks man. Sounds like your car will be a fun ride!
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I'm a bracket racer as well and I just switched over to Fords, I have always been a GM guy so switching is like starting over, I baught my car off this site from Steve4570 (i think that is his name on here) anyway its a 88 T-Bird that is well built he done a bang up job on the car, I'm putting my almost stock 429 in it as we speek with a C-6 with a brake and a 10" converter for now, but I'm already buying parts for the real motor, I have stuff to build a 532 but I think I wanna build a 4.500 stroke motor, and I wanna get a real good set of heads, I like your build and if you have already made 80 plus passes running 9.20's to 9.30's I'm impressed, and I will hope to run as well as you do, good luck at the track. Butterbean
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I'm a bracket racer as well and I just switched over to Fords, I have always been a GM guy so switching is like starting over, I baught my car off this site from Steve4570 (i think that is his name on here) anyway its a 88 T-Bird that is well built he done a bang up job on the car, I'm putting my almost stock 429 in it as we speek with a C-6 with a brake and a 10" converter for now, but I'm already buying parts for the real motor, I have stuff to build a 532 but I think I wanna build a 4.500 stroke motor, and I wanna get a real good set of heads, I like your build and if you have already made 80 plus passes running 9.20's to 9.30's I'm impressed, and I will hope to run as well as you do, good luck at the track. Butterbean
Same here. Started off 4 years ago racing a 2001 Corvette with a 6 speed no less. Then met Steve Everett and been running BBFs ever since. Started with a stock suspension '87 Mustang with a mild 466 running 11.30s, then put a healthy 472 in it and ran low 10s (best 10.09), then moved on to my 79 backhalf car with a 532 and ran 9.9s and then put the 557 in it.

I remember that T-bird you bought. Looks like a real nice car and a great deal. I was real tempted, but not much room or spare cash. Good to hear it's going to a bracket racer.

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thanks Dude, can you tell me why so much ET difference from the 532 to the 557??? and I'm also running my car on E-85 and I'm going to start posting the progress on my Hot Rod build, thanks again Butterbean
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thanks Dude, can you tell me why so much ET difference from the 532 to the 557??? and I'm also running my car on E-85 and I'm going to start posting the progress on my Hot Rod build, thanks again Butterbean
The 532 had ported iron heads (D0VE) which was the limiting factor. The car did 60' slightly better with the smaller heads, but not surprisingly, made much less power up top.
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Did you try a 1050-1150 dommy yet? Should pick up some more! Nice though!
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Did you try a 1050-1150 dommy yet? Should pick up some more! Nice though!
You're probably right. The car was built mainly for footbrake brackets which is why we went with the 4150. I would like to test with a 4500 just to see how much it picks up tho.
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Hey taxman! What's the specs on the cam lem made for you! If you don't mind me asking? Put some nos on it go in the eights!
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looks good. what's the 1/8 mile time/mph?
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Hey taxman! What's the specs on the cam lem made for you! If you don't mind me asking? Put some nos on it go in the eights!
I believe it's a 3/4

I honestly don't know the specs. My engine builder said it would make good power and be easy on parts and left it at that. I can ask and let you know.

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looks good. what's the 1/8 mile time/mph?
Thanks. Best 8th is 5.93 @ 118.
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Ok thanks! Ever thought about putting hose to it?
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Ok thanks! Ever thought about putting hose to it?
Yes...would've loved to. But we knew we were already pushing the limits of a stock 2 bolt main block. And a few weeks ago, after 95 passes, oil pressure started dropping so we shut it down and pulled the motor. Turns out a couple main caps were cracked. So I picked up a dove-a with 4 bolt caps and we're going to roll with that for next year.
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all man sorry about that! just when that thing was started to pickup! how high was you spinning it?
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I was shifting at 7,000 and going through the traps a bit higher. We knew the block was the weak link so it was no surprise. An aftermarket block was not in the budget. It did it's job and made it through the points series so all is good.
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