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Post  BigBoy460 on December 21st 2012, 10:57 am

So between this forum and the 460ford forum this is what I have decided to do..some of you have helped me a bunch and I thank you for all your advise, I wanted to get the most Hp I could with this street / strip build, I bought this truck a year ago and the engine was rebuilt and only has 5k on the motor and I decided to wake her up... if you could not afford new heads and new pistons and could only do a mild port job on the heads and keep the bottom end stock what parts would you go with to get the most Horse Power you could for a street strip application and wanted to be in the 10 to low 11s in the 1/4 mile at the strip I have 22 cc dish stock pistons...



Is there anything and I mean anything else I can do hear for more HP really wanted to get to the 450 to 500 HP Range to be in the low to high 10s in the 1/4 mile or am I screwed?????? Sad

Intake ??? (Your Recommendation)
Cam???? (Your Recommendation)
Carb (Your Recommendation)
Rocker arms and convertion kit???? (Your Recommendation)
Any other recommendations on parts


D3 Heads Mild port Job, May try to open the exhuast ports up a bit more (Cant afford other heads)
Stock 22cc dish pistons( I plan on buffing them and getting all the carbon off for quench)
Dual electric cooling fans
3.73 Rear Gears
Detroit Locker
125 Shot Nitrous kit
3000 Stall torgue convertor
Traction Bars

Have I thought of everything am I missing anything???

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Post  dfree383 on December 21st 2012, 1:33 pm

How much does the truck weigh?

Your hoping for a lot asking for 10's with a low compression D3 headed engine, with minimal work.
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Post  rmcomprandy on December 21st 2012, 1:57 pm

Use the biggest area cam which will fit, a Torquer II intake and spray a lot of nitrous.

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Post  BigBoy460 on December 21st 2012, 2:03 pm

Not sure how much it ways quessing 3500 lbs, thanks guys I know I am asking alot here..

rmcomprandy I was going to call you after the holidays to ask some questions if thats ok......

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Post  dfree383 on December 21st 2012, 2:04 pm

What kind of truck is it?
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Post  5pointslow on December 21st 2012, 3:01 pm

200 shot ...250 shot prob cheapest bang for the buck factor Laughing
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Post  BigBoy460 on December 21st 2012, 4:47 pm

1978 ford F 150


dfree383 wrote:What kind of truck is it?

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Post  rmcomprandy on December 21st 2012, 6:11 pm

BigBoy460 wrote:

rmcomprandy I was going to call you after the holidays to ask some questions if thats ok......

Sure ... no problem.

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Post  Mark Laczo on December 21st 2012, 6:24 pm

Well here is some real world data.
I have a 79 f-150 2wd factory weight, I am guessing at 4500lbs.

466" fully ported Edel Alum 75cc heads , flat top pistons, 11.5-1, Ford racing A443 cam, weiand stealth, Holley HP1000, 2700 stall. 4.30 gears 29" tall tires. Estimate an honest 500hp. Runs a 13.20 @ 105mph at 3000' elevation.

Could use way, way more cam, more stall and 4.10 gears but this gives a good idea of how much hp you need for your goal.

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Post  BigBoy460 on December 21st 2012, 8:27 pm

Well that puts a new look at it wow



Mark Laczo wrote:Well here is some real world data.
I have a 79 f-150 2wd factory weight, I am guessing at 4500lbs.

466" fully ported Edel Alum 75cc heads , flat top pistons, 11.5-1, Ford racing A443 cam, weiand stealth, Holley HP1000, 2700 stall. 4.30 gears 29" tall tires. Estimate an honest 500hp. Runs a 13.20 @ 105mph at 3000' elevation.

Could use way, way more cam, more stall and 4.10 gears but this gives a good idea of how much hp you need for your goal.

FWIW Mark

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Post  quick 52 on December 21st 2012, 8:44 pm

BigBoy460 wrote:Well that puts a new look at it wow



Mark Laczo wrote:Well here is some real world data.
I have a 79 f-150 2wd factory weight, I am guessing at 4500lbs.

466" fully ported Edel Alum 75cc heads , flat top pistons, 11.5-1, Ford racing A443 cam, weiand stealth, Holley HP1000, 2700 stall. 4.30 gears 29" tall tires. Estimate an honest 500hp. Runs a 13.20 @ 105mph at 3000' elevation.

Could use way, way more cam, more stall and 4.10 gears but this gives a good idea of how much hp you need for your goal.

FWIW Mark
i have a truck not a 78 but a 52 weight is 3870.. .060 over 472 stock rods, crank kb 22cc dish piston, victor, alum cj heads, 950 proform, solid flat, 3.89, 28" tall tires.. best et 11.38 117.8

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Post  OldRed70 on December 22nd 2012, 9:18 am

I got a 1970 F-100 short bed had a 466 eddy heads 95cc No port work , SRP flat tops stock crank , eagle H-beam rods , Comp Magnum 292H flat tappet cam , Quick fuel 850 DP, 3500 stall , 350 true trac diff, 295 60 15 M/T drag radials . Best time I got on Motor was 12.40 @ 110 mph . With 100 Shot of Nitrous it ran a 11.73 @ 114 , truck weighs 4000 lbs. Got Engine out now Building A 514 CID for it. Hoping to be in high 11's on motor when I get it back together.
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on December 26th 2012, 11:17 am

Leave the truck together and start saving money for a stroker and some good heads and supporting parts.
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Post  crittersf1 on December 26th 2012, 12:06 pm

bigblok2000ranger wrote:Leave the truck together and start saving money for a stroker and some good heads and supporting parts.


What he said.
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Post  bluef100fe on December 27th 2012, 11:54 am

My 1976 F100 is 3900 lbs. with me in it but with an iron headed 390. Your should be around 4000-4200 lbs. Depending what options it has. My truck runs mid 12's with 450 hp. Good luck
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Post  69F100 on December 28th 2012, 5:06 am

OldRed70 wrote:I got a 1970 F-100 short bed had a 466 eddy heads 95cc No port work , SRP flat tops stock crank , eagle H-beam rods , Comp Magnum 292H flat tappet cam , Quick fuel 850 DP, 3500 stall , 350 true trac diff, 295 60 15 M/T drag radials . Best time I got on Motor was 12.40 @ 110 mph . With 100 Shot of Nitrous it ran a 11.73 @ 114 , truck weighs 4000 lbs. Got Engine out now Building A 514 CID for it. Hoping to be in high 11's on motor when I get it back together.

I have seen this truck run pirat
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