Not really...my own car that had a stock block 306 with a 66mm turbo ran a best of 10.38 @ 140 with a TKO 600 tranny. I put a transbraked C4 in it and it ran a best of 9.92 @ 138. The car weighed 3380 with me in it.A half second? That seems like a lot.
I just got my 66mm Borg with 91AR a few weeks ago.I have a bone stock 5.0 that will have a Mighty Mite C4 behind it.What heads and cam do you have to run that 9.92.I would be happy to bust a high 10 myself.Not really...my own car that had a stock block 306 with a 66mm turbo ran a best of 10.38 @ 140 with a TKO 600 tranny. I put a transbraked C4 in it and it ran a best of 9.92 @ 138. The car weighed 3380 with me in it.
My buddies car went 4 tenths slower when he decided to go back to a stick from his C4. It's fairly common unless you are running a pro-shifted built stick.
This was back in 2000, but my combo was straight forward:I just got my 66mm Borg with 91AR a few weeks ago.I have a bone stock 5.0 that will have a Mighty Mite C4 behind it.What heads and cam do you have to run that 9.92.I would be happy to bust a high 10 myself.
You probably fine running the C4 but once it dies I would go with something else, especially if eventually going to a 363. Some people get C4s to last with turbo cars but a lot of guys don't.ok now what trans I have a redneck c4 with a brake that was in my nitrous car. or a powerglide that a friend has. c4 i own glide i dont. both will need converters sent in and set up for the combo. mine is a 306 fcam performer heads cobra intake and a precision 7675.. with a stic 1-2 is useless even with slicks... it has 3.55 gears. when the stock block gives up i have a dart block 363 waiting for it.
I would not throw any money at it. I would just run it as is, maybe update the converter if not too costly, and when it dies I would go to a TH400 or Glide. Now if the 363 is just a dream and may never happen I might have a different plan although even with a lesser motor not like the TH400 or Glide would be a bad option just probably a way overkill option. Just boil down to my budget and time frames because I maybe just go balls out with a transmission up front.mine is just a redneck built c4 with a brake. trans specaltys converter. will need to be redone for turbo setup.
I run a stick with a 7875. I use a 2 step and can build boost off the line with my MSD 6530.The big difference is being able to launch on boost compared to a typical manual trans where you can't. That's the hurtle I'm trying to overcome, building boost before I pop the clutch and launch.
I may just buy a set of heads and a new intake.But it would be for a 351.The 5.0 is just too weak in the block department for my liking.This was back in 2000, but my combo was straight forward:
stock block 306, unported Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, Edelbrock Performer RPM2 intake, custom Comp Cams turbo cam...small lift and duration, I had a BIG fuel system, 42 lb injectors with a blow through MAF...believe it or not, I had NO TUNE at all. I just ran 52 psi base fuel pressure and used a Crane HI-6 TRC ignition box to pull out timing under boost. The car was a freak for sure. It was a little hard to start cold, but other than that it drove like a stock Mustang until you mashed the gas pedal!! LOL!
With a totally stock motor, you will be pushing it to get into the 10s, but it's possible. A decent set of heads and intake would put you there easily, even with the stock cam.
Certainly personal opinion plays a tremendous roll. But when the PG was first introduced the cars were tanks and horribly anemic. Fast forward a few decades and they are used in some mighty fast cars.Is there a certain HP level where the PG is not a good move?
In a way we could then say, higher horsepower work good with the PG because less time being consumed w/ shifting than others? Would 500 hp with plans to go up go a good move for a bracket racer, or is this not an efficient move? Obviously AOD cars are good for street-able purposes, but I would guess a PG would still work, but with less mileage in mind. I am guessing a convertor is not a one size fits all scenario, but can a tranny be?Certainly personal opinion plays a tremendous roll. But when the PG was first introduced the cars were tanks and horribly anemic. Fast forward a few decades and they are used in some mighty fast cars.
Where's the tipping point? Honestly I'm not sure.
There's always going to be something better, there's always going to be something worse. Personal opinion and experience tend to weigh more heavily than a scripted answer to your question. Such as to say at X weight and Y horse power a PG isn't going to work would raise a red flag. Obviously you can take things to the extreme. But on a predominantly Mustang based forum I'm not convinced there is an end all be all answer to your question.