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Edelbrock Head 557 Testing

Did some testing over the weekend of my 557 powered '79 Mustang. We still have some tuning issues to iron out but overall I'm very pleased. We made 4 passes, 2 off the footbrake and 2 off the transbrake. Footbrake passes were a little rough due to some front end issues, but transbrake passes were solid and consistent. Best was 9.35 @ 147.

Motor is a 557, thoroughly ported Edelbrock CJ heads, solid roller cam from Lem, Victor intake and 4150 carb. PG trans. Car is mintubbed ladder bar setup running 31x10.5W.


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Looks good. Nice vid... Looks like Steve built a winner.What kinda times do ya think it will do once u get it ironed out?What does the car weigh.how much gear.
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Looks good. Nice vid... Looks like Steve built a winner.What kinda times do ya think it will do once u get it ironed out?What does the car weigh.how much gear.
Thanks. We had some fuel pressure issues and timing was real conservative, so I'm sure we can pick up some decent ET. Real happy with the mph tho.

I haven't weighed the car yet. Gear is 4.11.
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I put a 557 in my car the end of last season,haven't had time to test,Hope I do as well you 1st time out,HAve you found the issue with the fuel pressure?

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Got to be happy with that , very nice !!
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shes a runner..very nice ! what are you shifting at ? do you know what the car weigh? im building a 557 for my car right now with iron cj heads cam by lem tfs intake and a 1190 demon
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how much hp did the motor make?
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shes a runner..very nice ! what are you shifting at ? do you know what the car weigh? im building a 557 for my car right now with iron cj heads cam by lem tfs intake and a 1190 demon
I short shifted in the vid at 6500. The shift light was set for the old motor. Never weighed the car, but I hope to soon.

Sounds like a nice build. I loved my iron cj headed 472 (went 9.93 in my '79 and 10.09 in my '87). Good luck with it.

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We're gonna look at it this week.

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Never dynoed.
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Looks Great, Congrats on your build.

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sweet

hope mine goes as good as yours does.
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Good luck...post up your results.

I finally weighed the car since initially posting: 2720 empty, 2920 with me in it. Also, best ET to date is 9.27 in good air. Car works real well.
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Nice ! Is this a all motor car ?
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did you post your build on this site some where, I would like to know your engine, trans and converter and rear combo
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Nice ! Is this a all motor car ?
Yes sir. All motor.

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did you post your build on this site some where, I would like to know your engine, trans and converter and rear combo
No didn't post up the build. The car/motor was built by Steve Everett (steve1071).

Basics are: stock 1/2 filled .080 over block, Lem Evans roller cam, Ohio Crankshaft rotating assy, JE flat top pistons, max ported Edelbrock heads, Victor intake, custom carb (4150) flows just over 1000 cfm, c/r ~12.5:1 runs on 108 octane. Trans is a 1.80 glide, 8" converter, flashes at 4800, rear is a 9" 4.11 gear. I shift at 6800-6900 and go through the traps right about 7000.

I run the car in the Summit bracket series...got about 80 passes on the motor so far this season and its proving to be a consistent reliable combo.

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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!
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