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    So my 67 Mercury is about to get a workover.
    Santa has provided me with all the parts necessary to mirror the build below with the folling exceptions -

    I won't be using the same carb - these things are expensive!
    I won't be using a MSD 7 as I already have a MSD 6.

    I'll be ecstatic if I can get anywhere near this result. My goal for the car was around 330-340 HP as it's really just a cruiser, but 400 always sounds better than 300

    My experience is you have to view parts suppliers numbers a bit skeptically, but hey, this is directly from AFR's site, so I'm hopeful :smile:

    Should make the comet a blast to drive with that T-5. Rear gears are a modest 3:20, but I find them to be a pretty good compromise for street/highway cruising.

    Thoughts?


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    Horsepower: 421 HP
    Engine: 302 CI
    Heads: AFR 165 cc
    Compression: 10:1
    Carburetor: 650 cfm Speed Demon 80/84 Jets
    Ignition: MSD Digital 7, 34° Timing
    Cam: Comp Cams Extreme Energy Hyd Roller Cam, 565/574 232/240 112
    Lobe Sep. with 1.6 Rockers
    Exhaust: 1 3/4
    Fuel: 92 Octane
    Manifold: Performer RPM

    Engine dyno tested by Westech Performance Group Mira Loma. CA

    http://www.airflowresearch.com/ford_dyno.php
    I may not do it all right, but I'll do it myself the best I can - THATS HOT RODDING!

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    Sounds like a good project to keep ya busy til SPRING! LOL
    Always keep em smokin,,,,then let er drift!

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    Should be a ripper!

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    ^^ Should be a hard puller - I'm sketical of this power level, but it IS at the crank...so with the 'bias' curve and loss getting to the wheels around 330-350is realistic I think.

    The car was 3100 lbs with 14 gallons of gas and with iron heads, so I'm hoping I can break into the 12's with this - that will be fine for round town cruising
    I may not do it all right, but I'll do it myself the best I can - THATS HOT RODDING!

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    That's a lot of power from 302 cubic inches......
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    1st post on new site!
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    Check out AFR's website - they manage more :D At anything above 400 with these 302's there is a chance of splitting the block, lol. I invested the extra $200 for the 'girdle' to reinforce it.
    I may not do it all right, but I'll do it myself the best I can - THATS HOT RODDING!


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