I had written this to a fellow member asking the same of a similar buildup. here is what my father and I built and the goals for his powerplant. Keep in mind this is a low compression setup originally put together as a blower combo that ended up being too much fun to drive N/A to justify the expense of forced induction.
First of all let's look at the goal of his engine, I think you would have the same in mind...
peak rpm of 6000. usual shift point around 5500 or so (even though the thing never falls on its face)
streetable and reliable
does not over heat
have smog pump
have good electric charge with all accessories on
box stock Lightning long block
Afr 185 64cc
f cam w/1.7's
lightning intake - unported
3 core radiator
Fms shortie headers for 351 swap
Bassani catted x pipe
pro m MAF.
190 fuel pump
Adjustable fuel pressure regulator
The car is a riot to drive looks stock and gets good gas mileage to boot, as does mine. Keep in mind that the heads really didn't gain any HP. 15 across the board over a set of gt40 y heads. I would recomend AFR 165's just to be a bit more matched to the flow characteristics of the intake you are installing. That lower intake is THAT restrictive but gives FANTASTIC throttle response and midrange torque. It is the combination, not the individual parts which make the difference. Look for realistic numbers of 310-330 rwhp and 360 ft lbs of torque averywhere but idle. If that sounds a bit low don't let that bother you. I used to run a dyno for a friends shop and I know how these guys cheat their numbers into the stratosphere. The car will idle like a stock car and will not need anything other than 42#'s of fuel pressure with the vacum hose off and 14 degrees of timing.
93 SSP 3220 lbs,W/C T-5,3.90's,ported gt40 irons,stock valves,cut/ported Cobra upper,ported lower.30# inj.SVT MAF,Bcam/1.7'sN/Aemail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org DA 1083,1.74 60',old Nitto Dr's Catted UPR X, stock airbox and full emissions equip still on the car.passes Cali emissions
Last edited by Cobra427; 08-22-2009 at 05:49 PM.