I say the 347 is the best piece of work I did to my car. But you need to include stud girdle, blueprinting/balancing, and some head work to make it worthwhile. Being an EL there are further items like MAF, TB, injectors?, etc etc. Not cheap!
BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
Lightning Strike / Reflective Orange Stripes 'General' Dog - AP's German Shepherd and Best Mate - 02Dec1998-15Dec2003.
'Pepper' Dog - General's and My Little German Shepherd Sweetie - 1996?-02Apr2006. 'Sako' Dog - My Beautiful and Pretty German Shepherd - 2001?-23Aug2006.
Spot on there A.P
I think some guys do it cheap and just assemble and NOT ballance which is "allways" heading for trouble. Different if using std Ford stuff, they are closly ballanced?? But different parts from different co's means different weights.Pays to ballance on std H.P mill anyway!!
Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark...Professionals built the Titanic!
Tuned & maintained by "Peppertree Perfmormance". Dart block, Scat 4340 steel crank, Custom C.P pistons.Oliver rods.. Mal Wood twin plate clutch.. Twin SC61/2's,482 rwkw/ 645 rwhp..
Passengers, myocardial infarction material..
I have no real dramas with the kit I bought, just afew dramas with the Engine builder really.
Lets say it was DEFINATELY worthwhile & dont regret a thing, powerwise I love it & it doesnt really suck that much more juice than you would think.
I went for an Edelbrock 5.0L upper/lower manifold, 24lb inj,80mm maf K&N Filtercharger & realtime tuned chiptorque module.
The bottom end was fully blueprinted & balanced, 4 bolt splayed caps & probe stud girdle, Scat crank nitrided & balanced,crower rods,probe racing pistons & childs&alberts rings & to top it off a high Energy 7.0L sump & billet underdrive crank pulley. The heads I chose Trickflow's Twisted wedge series stg3 ported/polished by hiflow induction techniques
The only downside............. In need of a stronger box/diff & thinking about a Tremec TKO & a 9inch when $$ alows lol
Ive had a fair few "SCARY" experiences since this had been done & believe me Im not as much a revhead as i once was...
Good contacts in Perth ... KEC in Morley ( well lets just say theyre ok) & Leon from A1 Performance in Myree <----- Hes tha man!!!
FORD.... "POWER TO THE PEOPLE"...
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