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Old 07-11-2019, 09:53 PM   #9
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Default Re: Hot Rodding Methods

Originally Posted by all american boy View Post
Found Hot Rod annual about Isky doing testing to develop new grinds for new

Chevy 348.Okay.It's not a Ford 292 or a 312 but close enough.

They were consistently reving up to 6500 rpm and producing maximum horsepower at those RPM's.

The higher RPM's were achieved with roller tappet cam packages.

They burned a hole in a piston.The culprit was distributor not providing enough advance.

Said that could be remedied with stock distributor set for full advance at high RPM'S.Said better solution was twin coil.

These results are all dyno proven.The article has charts of RPM and HP readings.

So.Same thing can be done to Ford OHV V8 (Y block).

In that era '58 MEL's were called 'angle block' engines.

Don't recall what they called '58 FE's.Conventional head?

Interesting! It's amazing that those long ago "experts" failed to check the amount of advance. That is a basic tuning procedure!
And dual coil ignition is hopelessly outdated. A single epoxy filled coil and electronic ignition is far better, even with the old stock distributor. And if you really want to modernize, use the coil-on-plug (COP) system with computer controlled timing.

Here's an interesting tidbit from the 1958 Ford ads for the FE engine: They showed a basic cutaway head-on view of the engine with a white line showing the flow from the carb to the ports and labeled it "Precision Fuel Induction"! Likely a silly attempt to associate it with Chevy's fuel injection!
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