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Parts Used In This Episode

Accel
Distributor, BilleTech, Magnetic Pickup, Electronic Advance, Ford, 5.0L, Each
American Powertrain Systems
Ez-Electric Power Steering Kit
ARP
Cylinder Head Bolts, High Performance, Hex Head, Ford, 289-302, with Stock, Edelbrock Performer, RPM Heads
ARP
Cylinder Head Bolts, Stainless 12-Point, Ford, 289, 302, with Stepped Washers, Kit, Notes: Includes 1/2 in. to 7/16 in. insert washers for cylinder heads with 1/2 in. bolt holes.
ARP
Main Bolts, 2-Bolt Main, Ford, 221-302, Small Block, Kit
ARP
Ring Compressor, Tapered, Billet Aluminum, Black Anodized, 4.030 in. Bore, Each
ATI Performance Products
Timing Pointer, Billet Aluminum, Black Anodized, Adjustable, Ford, Small Block, Each
Comp Cams
Cam and Lifters, Retro-Hydraulic Roller, Advertised Duration 290/290, Lift .544/.544, Ford, Small Block, Kit
Comp Cams
Engine Assembly Lube, 4 oz., Each
Comp Cams
Pushrods, Hi-Tech, Chromoly, Heat-Treated, 5/16 in. Diameter, 6.250 in. Length, Universal, Set of 16
Comp Cams
Rocker Arms, Stud Mount, Full Roller, Aluminum, 1.7 Ratio, Fits 3/8 in. Stud, Ford, 289/302/351W, Set of 16
Comp Cams
Timing Chain and Gear Set, Keyway Adjustable, Double Roller, Billet Steel Sprockets, Ford, Small Block, Set
Dupli-Color
Lacquer Thinner, 1 quart
Edelbrock
Timing Cover, 1-Piece, Aluminum, Natural, Gaskets, Ford, 4.7L (Non K-Code), 5.0L, 351W, Each
Federal-Mogul Corporation
Rear Main Seal, 1-Piece, Polytetraflouroethelyne Rubber, Ford, 5.0, 5.8L, Each
Holley
Engine Control Unit, Holley HP EFI, Each
Kimberly-Clark Professional
Scott Pro-Shop Towel, Roll
Loctite
Loctite 5452 Fast Cure Thread Sealant
Loctite
Loctite 5510 Adhesive / Sealant - Clear
Loctite
Threadlocker, 271, Heavy-Duty, Red, 36 ml, Each
Melling
Oil Pump, High-Volume, Ford, 221/255/260/289/302, Each
New Vintage USA
New Vintage USA 1969 Series Analog Gauges
Nitro-Plate
Nitro-plate, Satin Black High temp Coating
RockAuto.com
Water Pump, New with Gasket
Royal Purple
Max Clean Fuel System Cleaner
Scat Crankshafts
Engine Rotating Assembly, Series 9000, Cast Crank, Forged Pistons, I-Beam Rods, Ford, Small Block, Kit
Summit Racing
Combo, Oil Pan, Red Painted, Pan, Pickup, High-Volume Oil Pump, Bolts, Gaskets, Ford, 5.0L, Kit
Summit Racing
Harmonic Balancer, SFI, External, Internal Balance, Steel, Clearcoated, Ford, 289, 302, 351W, Each
Summit Racing
Valve Covers, Tall, Fabricated Aluminum, Clear Anodized, Ford, Small Block/351W, Pair
The Industrial Depot
Industrial Depot - Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies
Trick Flow Specialties
Cylinder Heads, High Port 192, Aluminum, Assembled, 64cc CNC Chamber, Ford, 289, 302, Small Block, Pair
Trick Flow Specialties
Fuel Rail, TFX, EFI, Aluminum, Black Anodized, Ford, Mustang, 5.0L, Kit
Trick Flow Specialties
Head Gasket, Multi-Layer Steel, 4.030 in. Bore, .040 in. Compressed Thickness, Ford, Small Block Windsor, Each
Trick Flow Specialties
Intake Manifold Spacer, Track Heat, 1 in. Thick, Gaskets, Hardware, Phenolic, Natural, Ford, 5.0L, Kit
Trick Flow Specialties
Intake Manifold, Track Heatо, Aluminum, Black Powdercoated, Multi-Port, Ford, Mustang, 5.0L, Kit
Trick Flow Specialties
Throttle Body, 75mm, Aluminum, Satin, Ford, Mustang, 302, 5.0L, Each

Episode Transcript

(JOE)>> FOX BODY MUSTANGS HAVE BEEN PART OF THE STREET AND RACE CULTURE IN THE US FOR YEARS. YOU CAN FIND THEM CARBURETED OR FUEL INJECTED. EITHER WAY THEY ARE SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR CARS ON THE STREET AND STRIP.

(MIKE)>> TODAY WE'RE GONNA BUILD AND DYNO A STROKED 302 THAT DOESN'T FIT A SPECIFIC APPLICATION. THIS THING CAN DROP INTO A STREET ROD, RETRO ROD, OR EVEN A DRIFT CAR, BUT IT CAN ALSO STAY TRUE TO ITS ENGINE ARCHITECTURE AND POWER A FOX BODY MUSTANG ON THE STREET OR STRIP. NOW IT'S GONNA USE THE LATEST EFI ALONG WITH SOME

OF THE MOST POPULAR SMALL BLOCK FORD PARTS ON THE MARKET. NOW WE'LL GET TO THE BUILD BUT FIRST WE'RE GONNA TAKE YOU TO AN EVENT WHERE MUSTANG ENTHUSIASTS AND RACERS GATHER EACH YEAR.

[ tires screeching, engines revving ]

(JOE)>> THE NATIONAL MUSTANG RACING ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1999, AND IT'S GROWN TO BECOME THE PLACE TO RACE IF YOUR BLOOD RUNS BLUE. EVERY NMRA EVENT LIKE THIS ONE IS A FAMILY HAPPENING, AND HAVING IT WITH RACE CARS AND SHOW CARS. PLUS ALL THE BOOM AND BLING THAT MAKE FOR AN ENTERTAINING WEEKEND.

IT'S NOT ONLY GROWN, IT'S ALSO STRIVED TO ADAPT TO THE CHANGING NEEDS OF ENTHUSIASTS.

(STEVE)>> WE HAVE EVERYTHING NOW FROM THE HARDCORE TO THE

STREET PERFORMANCE SEGMENT. EVERYTHING FROM MILD TO WILD.

WE SEE PEOPLE THAT COME OUT TO NMRA EVENTS FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. NEVER GONE DOWN A DRAG STRIP. THEY HAVE A GREAT TIME IN OUR TRUE STREET CLASS FOR EXAMPLE. PEOPLE GET REALLY ADDICTED TO WHAT WE DO, SPEED AND PERFORMANCE.

(JOE)>> ACTUALLY JOHN AND I HAVE GOT A COUPLE OF THINGS ON OUR AGENDA. I WANT TO CHECK OUT THAT NEW SEALED MOTOR COYOTE CLASS. THAT'S MY KIND OF RACING.

(JOHN)>> YEAH, WELL I LOVE THESE FOX BODIES. SO I'M GONNA TRY TO FIND A COUPLE OF IDEAS FOR THAT 331 WE'RE BUILDING BACK AT THE SHOP.

(JOE)>> YEAH, BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST, THIS ONE'S BIGGER.

(JOHN)>> THAT ONE'S BIGGER.

(JOE)>> THEN NEW HEADS UP COYOTE STOCK CLASS IS HOTTER THAN A FRESH COOKED CORN DOG.

EVERYONE RUNS THE SAME OEM SEAL COYOTE FIVE LITER WITH THE EXACT SAME TUNE. IT'S FOR PEOPLE WHO'D RATHER SPEND TIME ON THE TRACK THAN WRENCHING ON THEIR ENGINE.

AND IT'S BRINGING MORE NEW COMERS INTO RACING. (JOE G.)>> YEAH, THIS IS MY ROOKIE YEAR. I'VE BEEN SITTING IN THE BLEACHERS FOR 10 YEARS, NMRA KIND OF GUY. AND WHEN THEY RELEASED THIS CLASS I REALIZED IT WAS TIME TO BUY A TRAILER AND DO IT FOR REAL.

(JOHN)>> BACK TO THE REAL BUSINESS AT HAND. THERE ARE QUITE A FEW FOX BODIES HERE RUNNING THEIR ORIGINAL 302'S STROKED TO 331, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GETTING READY TO BUILD. YOU SEE THEM IN SEVERAL CLASSES, HOWEVER YOU RARELY SEE ONE WITH THE FACTORY EFI.

OPEN COMP RACER DAVID ROE IS AN EXCEPTION.

(DAVID)>> I'M MAKING POWER TO 74, I SHIFT THE CAR AT 8,000, AND WITH THE STOCK COMPUTER I DON'T HAVE ANY ISSUES.

(JOHN)>> TO KEEP HIS STOCK EFI THOUGH, DAVID INVESTED TIME AND MONEY INTO SOME PROFESSIONAL TUNING.

(DAVID)>> I THINK THE TUNING, I THINK IT'S SOMEWHERE ON THE DYNO, SOMEWHERE AROUND 150 AN HOUR, SOMEWHERE AROUND THERE.

(JOHN)>> AND TO ADD MORE POWER UPGRADES, YEP, MORE TUNING BILLS. JEFF WHITTAKER BRACKET RACES HIS CARBURETED '91 FOX BODY.

YEARS AGO AFTER A FEW MODIFICATIONS, HE SCRAPPED

HIS FACTORY EFI BECAUSE OF ITS TUNING

LIMITATIONS AND COMPLEXITIES.

(JEFF)>> FOR THE EASE OF TUNING IT, RACING, STREETABILITY IN MY OPINION ON THIS CAR IS A LOT BETTER CARBURETED.

(JOHN)>> OF COURSE EFI TECHNOLOGY HAS ADVANCED A LOT IN RECENT YEARS, ESPECIALLY WITH THE ADVENT OF SYSTEMS THAT HAVE A SELF LEARNING FEATURE.

(JOE)>> SO BY COMING HERE WE CONFIRMED OUR NOTION THAT A FUEL INJECTED 331 STROKER IS A WORTHY PROJECT, PARTICULARLY WITH MORE MODERN, MORE USER

FRIENDLY FUEL INJECTION.

SO LET THE BUILD BEGIN ON THIS GOOD OLE FORD FAVORITE.

(JOE)>> WE JUST SAW HOW MUSTANG GUYS PLAY WITH MODIFIED 302'S, NOW TIME TO BUILD OUR OWN VERSION OF THIS FAMOUS FORD ENGINE. THE STRUCTURE FOR THIS BUILD IS A FACTORY TRIPLEX BLOCK. WE PAINTED THE VALLEY AND FRONT OF THE BLOCK WITH RED INSULATING VARNISH TO PROMOTE OIL DRAIN

BACK TO THE PAN. IT HAS A FOURO 30 BORE AND TWO BOLT MAINS. TO START WE'LL USE DUPLICOLOR LACQUER THINNER AND SCOTT'S PRO BLUE SHOP TOWELS TO THOROUGHLY CLEAN THE CYLINDERS AND THE BEARING SADDLES.

(JOHN)>> THE KIT CAME COMPLETE WITH KING BEARINGS. THE MAINS ARE A STANDARD SIZE AT TWO INCHES, 249 THOUSANDTHS. NOW YOU'RE GONNA WANT TO INSTALL THEM CLEAN AND DRY MAKING SURE THEY'RE SEATED AND EVEN WITH THE BLOCK. COMP CAMS LUBE WILL COAT THEM FROM FRONT TO BACK TO

GIVE US THAT SLICK SURFACE TO PREVENT ANY PREMATURE WEAR. OUR CRANK IS A CAST 9,000 SERIES FROM SCAT. NOW THE COOL THING ABOUT THIS IS IT'S A 331 STROKER CRANK THAT'S RATED AT 600 HORSEPOWER NATURALLY ASPIRATED.

THE ONE THING YOU DO NEED TO REMEMBER. IF YOU'RE GONNA PUT A BLOWER ON ONE OF THESE, THE EXTRA STRESS ON IT CAN ACTUALLY MAKE THAT RATING A LITTLE UNPREDICTABLE. NOW THE ONLY THING WE HAD DONE TO IT WAS SEND OFF OUR BALANCER AND FLYWHEEL WITH IT, HAD THE BALANCE TOUCHED UP.

INSTALL IT NICE AND EASY MAKING SURE THE CRANK IS EVEN FRONT TO BACK AND SIDE TO SIDE.

(MIKE)>> NOW OUR MAINS CAN BE LUBED UP NEXT AND DROPPED INTO PLACE. AND FYI, THE THRUST BEARING IS LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF THE BLOCK ON THESE ENGINES. APPLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF LOCTITE 5510 SEALANT BETWEEN THE BLOCK AND REAR CAP TO PREVENT AN OIL LEAK. ARP'S SEVENSIXTEENTHS BOLTS DRESSED WITH ULTRA

TORQUE LUBE WILL HOLD THEM IN PLACE. THEY'LL GET TORQUED IN TWO STEPS, FIRST 35 FOOT POUNDS

FROM THE CENTER CAP OUT. THE FINAL IS 70 FOOT POUNDS IN THE SAME SEQUENCE. USING A DIAL INDICATOR AND MAGNETIC BASE, CHECK THE END PLAY BY ROCKING THE CRANK BACK AND FORTH. SIX THOUSANDTHS IS RIGHT IN SPEC.

(JOHN)>> NOW'S GONNA BE A GOOD TIME TO GO AHEAD AND INSTALL THE REAR MAIN SEAL WE GOT FROM FEL PRO. LIGHTLY LUBE UP THE INNER SURFACE WITH SOME ROYAL PURPLE ENGINE OIL TO PREVENT A FAILURE.

THE LARGER LIP GOES TOWARDS THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE. OUR CAM IS HYDRAULIC ROLLER EXTREME ENERGY FROM COMP CAMS. NOW THE DURATION AT 50 THOUSANDTHS IS 224 DEGREES ON THE INTAKE SIDE, AND 232 DEGREES ON THE EXHAUST. WITH A 112 DEGREE LOBE SEPARATION ANGLE AND LIFT WITH A ONESIX RATIO ROCKER ARM IS 555 THOUSANDTHS ON THE INTAKE, 565 THOUSANDTHS ON THE EXHAUST. NOW TO SAVE A LITTLE CASH WE REUSED THE FACTORY CAM PLATE. WE HAD TO MODIFY IT BY BEVELING THE BOLT HOLES FOR THE COUNTER SUNK HEAD TO BE ABLE TO RUN A NEEDLE BEARING ON OUR TIMING CHAIN. A LITTLE RED LOCTITE WILL HOLD THEM BOTH IN PLACE.

NEXT UP IS THE BILLET DOUBLE ROLLER TIMING

SET FROM COMP CAMS. NOW THIS CAN ACTUALLY BE ADVANCED OR RETARDED UP TO EIGHT DEGREES. THE PISTONS AND RODS ARE PART OF A ROTATING KIT. THEY'RE A FORGE MATERIAL WITH DUAL VALVE RELIEFS AND A 116-116-316TH RING PACKAGE. THEY COME WITH FLOATING PINS AND ARE HELD IN PLACE WITH SPIRAL LOCKS. THE RODS ARE AN IBEAM DESIGN AND THEY MEASURE IN AT FIVE INCHES 400 THOUSANDTHS IN LENGTH. WITH EVERYTHING LUBED WE CAN USE OUR ARP PISTON INSTALLER TO DROP THEM IN.

NOW THIS ONE'S MADE TO THIS PARTICULAR ENGINE'S BORE SIZE. BE SURE NOT TO KNICK THE CRANK WITH THE ROD WHEN THE ASSEMBLY GETS DOWN CLOSE THE JOURNAL.

TORQUE THEM IN ONE STEP TO 45 FOOT POUNDS.

(MIKE)>> OUR OIL PUMP IS A MELING HIGH VOLUME UNIT AND IT'S A POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PIECE, WHICH MEANS IF IT'S TURNING, IT'S PUMPING. THIS ENGINE HAS WHAT WE CONSIDER A PRIORITY MAIN OILING SYSTEM. OIL COMES TO THE TOP THROUGH THIS GALLEY. THEN IT BRANCHES OFF AND FEEDS THE LIFTERS FROM

THE BACK TO THE FRONT. THE OIL TRAVELS THROUGH THE LIFTERS INTO THE PUSH RODS AND THAT'S HOW THE ROCKERS AND THE VALVE SPRINGS GET OILED. NOW THE FRONT LIFTERS ARE THE LAST TO GET OILED, SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE'S ADEQUATE PRESSURE THERE. SO WE'RE GONNA ADD THIS LINE THAT DIRECTS OIL FROM THE

BACK RIGHT TO THE FRONT SO WE DON'T HAVE AN ISSUE. THAT'S WHY WE PRETAPPED THREE HOLES IN THE

BOCK FOR THESE FITTINGS. NOW DON'T USE TEFLON. IT CAN HARDEN, CHIP OFF, AND CAUSE BEARING DAMAGE. USE A SEALANT LIKE LOCTITE 5452 MADE FOR HYDRAULICS.

(JOHN)>> OUR PICK UP CAN GO ON NEXT, FOLLOWED BY A SPLASH OF OIL ON OUR TIMING CHAIN. OUR SUMMIT RACING TIMING COVER IS NEXT. NOW WE HAD NITRO PLATE COAT IT WITH THE NEW TEFLON COATING THAT IS RESISTANT TO CHEMICALS. IT'S A MATCH TO OUR SUMMIT RACING PAN THAT'S DESIGNED FOR A FOX BODY MUSTANG IT CAME IN.

(MIKE)>> OUR SUMMIT RACING BALANCER IS SFI APPROVED,

HAS TIMING MARKS, AND THE WAY IT SITS IS NEUTRAL BALANCED. JUST ADD THE COUNTER WEIGHT AND WE'RE IN

OUR 28 OUNCE IMBALANCE. THIS TIMING POINTER WE GOT FROM SUMMIT RACING

WRAPS UP THE BOTTOM. NOW WE'VE ONLY BOT ABOUT $1,800 DOLLARS IN THIS BUILD THE WAY IT SITS.

NOW WITH STRENGTH AND LONGEVITY BEING KEY, THIS THING IS GONNA BE ABLE TO HANDLE PLENTY OF POWER IN NATURALLY ASPIRATED FORM.

THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT BUDGET BUILD, BUT WITH THE TOP END WE'RE GONNA THROW AT IT, THE BUDGET'S BLOWN.

(MIKE)>> OUR 331 STROKER PROJECT CONTINUES. NOW IF YOU'RE JUST CATCHING UP, DON'T EXPECT TO SEE A CARBURETOR ON THIS BUILD. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LATEST EFI AND A TOP END DESIGNED TO MAKE HORSEPOWER. NOW IT'S A COLLABORATION OF PARTS BETWEEN HOLLEY AND TRICK FLOW.

(JOHN)>> NOW THESE TRICK FLOW HEADS ARE THE HEART OF THIS TOP END PACKAGE. NOW THEY'RE WHAT THEY CALL A HIGH PORT DESIGN.

NOW WHAT THAT MEANS IS THEY'RE A RAISED 87cc EXHAUST RUNNER. NOW THE INTAKE RUNNERS SPEC IN AT 192cc AND ARE IN THE FACTORY LOCATION. NOW THE COMBUSTION CHAMBERS ARE FULLY CNC'ED, AND THEY SPEC OUT AT 64cc. NOW THE INTAKE VALVE IS 202 AND EXHAUST IS AN INCH 600. NOW BEFORE WE CAN GET THEM DROPPED ON, WE'VE GOT TO GO AHEAD AND INSTALL THESE RETRO FIT LIFTERS. WITH PLENTY OF OIL WE CAN DROP THEM IN. THEY HAVE A TIE BAR TO KEEP THEM IN LINE WITH THE CAM LOBES. THE HEAD GASKETS ARE TRICK FLOWS. THEY HAVE A MULTILAYER DESIGN AND A 40 THOUSANDTHS COMPRESSED THICKNESS. WE REPLACED THE SPRINGS ON THESE HEADS TO AVOID COIL BIND WITH OUR CAM LIFT. THESE ARE BEE HIVES FROM COMP HELD IN PLACE WITH TOOL STEEL RETAINERS. THE HOLE IN THE HEAD IS A HALF INCH. ARP SEVENSIXTEENTHS BOLTS WILL HOLD THE HEAD IN PLACE BUT A LOCATING BUSHING HAD TO BE USED TO TAKE UP THE VOID AND KEEP THE HEAD FROM WALKING. THEY'LL GET TORQUED TO 70 FOOT POUNDS.

(MIKE)>> THIS HEAD AND PISTON COMBINATION WILL GIVE US A NINE POINT SIX TO ONE COMPRESSION RATIO, AND WE CAN RUN IT ON REGULAR FUEL, 87 OCTANE IN OUR CASE. NOW PUSH RODS ARE HEAT TREATED HIGH TECHS FROM COMP CAMS. THEY'RE A FIVESIXTEENTHS DIAMETER, HAVE A SIX-350

LENGTH, AND AN 080 WALL THICKNESS TO HELP ELIMINATE DEFLECTION. NOW THEY'LL FORCE THESE COMP ALUMINUM ROLLER ROCKERS UP AND DOWN TO CONTROL THE VALVE. THEY FIT A THREEEIGHTHS STUD AND CAN ONLY BE USED WITH A ONE-500 MAXIMUM DIAMETER VALVE SPRING.

POLY LOCKS WILL HOLD THEM IN PLACE AND WILL BE ADJUSTED A QUARTER TURN PAST ZERO LASH.

(JOHN)>> OIL PRESSURE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY WHEN A MODIFICATION TO THE GALLEYS ARE MADE. BEFORE WE CONTINUE, IT'S PRIME TIME. THIS WILL ALSO TEST OUR LINE. 58 PSI LETS US KNOW WE CAN GO AHEAD AND CONTINUE.

(MIKE)>> WITH THIS LOWER INTAKE MANIFOLD FROM TRICK FLOW.

NOW THIS THING HAS A BASIC OPERATING RANGE BETWEEN 2,500 AND 7,900 RPM. IT'S SETUP FOR MULTIPORT INJECTION AND THE PORTS MEASURE IN AT TWO BY ONE-200. IT COMES IN A CAST FINISH, BUT WE COULDN'T RESIST THE MATCHING TIMING COVER COATING FROM NITRO PLATE. IT'LL GET TORQUED IN A CROSS PATTERN FROM THE CENTER OUT.

(JOHN)>> TO PUT THE VALVETRAIN IN THE DARK A SET OF FABRICATED SHEET METAL VALVE COVERS FROM SUMMIT. CLEAR ANODIZING GIVES THEM THE SHEEN AND THEY COME WITH ALL THE HARDWARE. THE REST IS GONNA BE EASIER TO PUT ON IN THE DYNO CELL.

(MIKE)>> BACK ON OUR 331, WE ONLY HAVE A FEW MORE THINGS TO DO BEFORE WE THROW THE FUEL AND IGNITION TO IT. NOW THAT STARTS WITH THESE TRICK FLOW FUEL RAILS

AND 36 POUND INJECTORS. WITH LUBE ON THE ORINGS WE CAN DROP THE RAILS INTO THE LOWER AND TIGHTEN THE BRACKETS ON THE RAILS.

FOR PROPER CLEARANCE OF THE UPPER, WE HAVE TO USE A PHENOLIC SPACER SO IT CLEARS THE VALVE COVERS. AND HERE'S THE CROWNING JEWEL TO OUR 331 STROKER. IT'S A TRICK FLOW RSERIES UPPER THAT HAS AN RPM RANGE FROM 3,000 TO 7,750 RPM. IT'S GOT A 90mm THROTTLE BODY OPENING AND THE BLACK POWDER COAT FINISH GOES HAND IN HAND WITH OUR COLOR SCHEME. OUR THROTTLE BODY IS A 75mm FROM TRICK FLOW AND HOUSES THE AIR IDLE VALVE AND TPS. NOW AN ACCEL BILLITECH DISTRIBUTOR WITH A TFI MODULE CAN DROP IN NEXT.

(JOHN)>> NOW THE MAIN HARNESS IS A UNIVERSAL PIECE BUT IT'LL FEED INFORMATION INTO ALL THE ADD ON HARNESSES SO THAT WE CAN CONTROL ALL THE ORIGINAL FIVEO ENGINE FUNCTIONS, LIKE THE IDLE AIR CONTROL MOTOR, TPS, COOLANT TEMP, AIR INTAKE TEMP, AND EVEN THE IGNITION. NOW WE CAN MOUNT THE ECM TO THE DYNO CONSOLE, A CONNECTION TO THE BATTERY AND A SWITCHED 12 VOLT TO THE IGNITION ON THE DYNO. FOR EXHAUST A SET OF HOOKER DARK SIDE LONG TUBES. THE COATING IS CERAMIC AND WITHSTAND TEMPS UP TO 1,700 DEGREES.

(MIKE)>> FOR COOLING A MECHANICAL WATER PUMP WITH A DRIVER'S SIDE INLET FROM ROCK AUTO DOT COM. AND TO SPIN IT WE'RE USING A JONES RACING SERPENTINE STAND ALONE CRANK TO WATER PUMP DRIVE.

WITH THIS SETUP WE CAN ADD ACCESSORIES LATER SUCH AS AN ALTERNATOR, POWER STEERING, AND AC. 87 OCTANE WILL IGNITE OUR 331. WITH ALL THE HARDWARE READY, IT'S TIME TO THROW THE SOFTWARE IT. GENERALLY YOU HAVE TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME BUILDING BASE MAPS FOR A NEW EFI SYSTEM BUT THE ENGINEERS AT HOLLEY ALREADY HAVE SEVERAL DIFFERENT BASE MAPS AVAILABLE FOR DIFFERENT ENGINE COMBINATIONS. THIS IS HOW WE DID OURS. I'M USING THE TURBO 302 FILE FROM THE GLOBAL FOLDER. DUE TO BEING A TURBO, WE HAVE TO MODIFY THE FUEL BASE MAP. BEFORE THE FIRE UP WE NEED TO ADJUST THE START UP ENRICHMENT TABLE BY BRINGING THE SCALING DOWN. THAT SHOULD GIVE US A GOOD START UP.

(JOHN)>> SHE SHOULD LIGHT RIGHT OFF. [ engine fires ]

(MIKE)>> THE THING SOUNDS PRETTY MEAN.

(JOHN)>> IT'S GOT A LITTLE RUMBLE TO IT.

(MIKE)>> YOU GOOD?

(JOHN)>> I'M READY.

(MIKE)>> OUR FIRST RUNS WILL BE WITH 32 DEGREES OF TOTAL TIMING.

(JOHN)>> SOUNDS GOOD!

(MIKE)>> REAL GOOD, 383 ON POWER, 394 ON TORQUE. CONSISTENT, 383, 393! THAT'S NUMBER FOR NUMBER ISN'T IT? I'M GOING TO ADD A DEGREE OF TIMING IN THE UPPER RPM RANGE TO SEE IF THE ENGINE LIKES IT.

[ engine revving ]

(MIKE)>> IT EITHER LIKE IT OR IT DIDN'T.

(JOHN)>> YEAH!

(MIKE)>> 389, 401 BABY!

(JOHN)>> ALRIGHT, SHUT HER DOWN AND GET HER OFF THE DYNO BEFORE IT BREAKS.

(MIKE)>> YOU'RE SO FUNNY WITH THIS STUFF.

(JOHN)>> NOW THIS IS ONE OF THE ULTIMATE DO IT YOURSELF EFI PROJECTS BECAUSE YOU CAN TAKE A LOT OF YOUR FACTORY STYLE PARTS ON YOUR LITTLE MUSTANG, COMBINED WITH THE NEW ECM, AND REALLY MAKE SOME GOOD POWER LIKE WE DID. IF YOU'RE ONE OF THOSE GUYS THAT WANTS MORE POWER, AND I KNOW YOU ARE, HOLLEY EFI WILL HELP YOU GET THERE.

(JOE)>> WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE ABOUT CRUISING AROUND IN AN OLD MUSCLE CAR EXCEPT IN SOME CASES THE TIRESOME HEAVY STEERING. WELL NO MORE WITH THIS EASY ELECTRIC STEERING KIT FROM AMERICAN POWERTRAIN. NOW THE COLUMN REPLACES THE ORIGINAL FOR A STOCK LOOK. IT ATTACHES TO THE EXISTING STEERING BOX. AND EVERYTHING ELSE HIDES UNDER THE DASH.

IT USES A DUTY TESTED OE MOTOR, GEARS, AND CONTROLLER, AND IT'S SPEED SENSITIVE, WHICH MEANS IT WORKS HARDER AT LOWER SPEEDS AND GIVES YOU MORE OF A MANUAL FEEL ON THE OPEN ROAD. THEY'VE GOT THEM NOW FOR EARLY MODEL MUSTANGS, COUGARS, CORVETTES, AND FBODIES, WITH PRICES STARTING AT UNDER $2,000.

(MIKE)>> IF YOU WANT CLASSIC LOOKS WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR DASH, TAKE A LOOK AT THESE THREE IN ONE '60'S STYLE GAUGE SETS FROM NEW VINTAGE USA. NOW THE SPEEDOMETER SETUP HOUSES YOUR OIL PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE GAUGE AS WELL AS AN ODOMETER. THE TACHOMETER HOUSES YOUR VOLT METER AND YOUR FUEL LEVEL SENDER. NOW THESE THINGS HAVE INTEGRATED TURN SIGNAL, HIGH BEAM, AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT INDICATORS AS WELL AS LED

BACKLIT NEEDLES, GLASS FACES, AND A CHROME TRIM RING. NOW IF YOU WANT TO GET A SETUP FOR YOUR CAR THE PRICE IS ABOUT $580 BUCKS.

(JOHN)>> ROYAL PURPLE HAS EARNED THEIR REPUTATION FOR HIGH END LUBRICANTS. WELL NOW THEY OFFER A PRODUCT DESIGNED TO ENHANCE YOUR FUEL SYSTEM. MAX CLEAN'S A SYNTHETIC FORMULA THAT CLEANS FUEL INJECTORS, CARBURETORS, INTAKE VALVES, AND COMBUSTION CHAMBERS. NOW THE RESULT IS RESTORED FUEL ECONOMY AS WELL AS MAXIMIZE HORSEPOWER. NOW WHEN YOUR VEHICLE'S IN STORAGE IT'LL ACTUALLY STABILIZE YOUR FUEL SYSTEM. NOW YOU CAN TREAT UP TO 20 GALLONS WITH JUST ONE CAN OF

ANY TYPE OF FUEL, AND YOU CAN GET YOURS AT YOUR LOCAL PARTS STORE. NOW THAT WE'VE MADE OUR HORSEPOWER FOR THE WEEK, IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO MAKE YOURS. WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME, BY MOM!
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