At this site you will find dyno tests for the Ford L. The Paperback of the L Ford Dyno Tests by Richard Holdener at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. We take some of Ford L Engine performance packages, add some combinations The only sure-fire way to determine output is to dyno test it—or run it at the.

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The question was whether we wanted a torquey small-block or a more cammed-up rpm engine to boost peak horsepower.

That’s why we go to great lengths to test the performance of our projects.

These engines came with yests GT40P head, which even with its small valves, offers really good performance. How about which mass air meter yields the biggest gain?

L Ford Dyno Tests

Typical of carbureted applications, the produced slightly more peak power and less torque than the EFI version, with peaks of hp and lb-ft. I prefer to receive occasional updates with special offers from carefully selected third party partners. Foord the AFR heads will support in excess of hp in eyno aspirated trim, wilder cam timing designed for an NA application would certainly allow this motor to strut its stuff. Changing cams in the 5.

Eventually, this motor would see over 1, hp in turbocharged form. As a final goal, we decided to bolt on a simple nitrous system and see if we fofd push this little small-block Ford to make some real power.

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In a lightweight Fox or early Mustang with a five-speed behind it, this would be a great little street engine. Sources Air Xyno Research. This book compares products from different manufacturers and isn’t afraid to choose winners 5.0k losers. This time around, we chose a shining example of this junkyard art form. Southfield, MI http: For the stroker, we stepped up to a larger Crane hydraulic-roller cam.


Nothing sucks more than spending hundreds, even thousands, of dollars on the latest and greatest parts, only to gain no power or reduction in ET. Despite adding 30 degrees of intake duration, this cam improved torque throughout the entire test from 3, rpm on up.

These two graphs illustrate the power gains offered by typical bolts-ons to a 5. First off, our stock 5. One way to stay within budget on an upgrade like this is to reuse the stock hydraulic roller lifters. The ci comes with a 4. The final stroker assembly was anotherbut one dedicated as a normally aspirated combination. Click here to buy now! We will go into more detail on the head mods in a later story in Junkyard Builder, so watch for it.

By subscribing you agree to the terms and conditions of our terms of use. Stay informed with our Newsletter Sign Up Now. Federal-Mogul Northwestern Hwy. Run in anger with a healthy solid-roller cam from Cam Research Corp, the carbureted produced hp at 6, rpm and lb-ft of torque at 5, rpm. Also present were a set of Hooker Super Comp headers, complete Aeromotive fuel system feeding pound injectors and an Accufab 75mm throttle body.

We simply removed it from the wrecking yard and made the necessary modifications to run it on the engine dyno. We pulled this hydraulic roller-cammed 5. Though wilder applications are obviously possible we have exceeded hp with athis carbureted combination is typical of what can easily be accomplished with simple bolt-ons.


Carb Displacement ci Bore 4. If a is good, then a must be even better, right? This photo shows Mike concentrating on the bowl area of the heads, but this requires some experience. For additional insurance, we also added a set of ARP head studs, which are stronger and offer better thread overlap than factory bolts, which helps prevent pulling threads out of a used block.

Ford L Engine Performance Packages – Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Magazine

The tight combustion chamber only wanted 34 degrees of timing for best power. Cam Research Corp supplied a hot solid-roller cam that featured 0.

Fact is, everyone wants big power, but most people overestimate how much they really have. Yank a motor out of the junkyard, clean it up, add a camshaft, intake, and a carburetor and see how much power we can squeeze out of it. I prefer to receive internal offers and promotions. Author Richard Holdener, a regular contributor to several Ford magazines, has gord tested virtually every modification and component available, from synthetic lubricants, iced intake manifolds 5.0o throttle bodies to cams, cylinder heads, and blowers.

By contrast, either of the two combinations listed here would be ideal daily drivers.