Increasing HP

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Da Hell's Oracle, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. Hey,

    I have an old '71 Ford F-150, shortbed with a re-built 302 (350 miles), and was curious about what little things I could do to bump up the horses on it (outside of dropping in a 351).

  2. turbocharger or laughing gas or bust...
  3. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

    Mar 23, 2003
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    Austin, TX
    Edelbrock aluminum 4bbl intake, 650cfm carb, headers, cam, AL heads, etc.
  4. Wolvrin704

    Wolvrin704 Guest

    Real HP costs money. Wolf's suggestions are the best to get it but pricey as well. The only other option is a supercharger but they can be pricey too. Stay away from bolt ons that claim an extra 10+ HP. Most are debatable at best and can only make a difference when coupled with internal engine mods.
  5. So...if I seriously want to make my truck nice, I'm going to dropping cash.

    Cool, thanks for the suggestions, I'll keep them in mind, it just might take a bit more time and money than I thought. I plan to keep the 302 because it's like me: small (well, a small big engine)
  6. Stevecdn001

    Stevecdn001 OT Supporter

    Jul 14, 2004
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    On an Island in the Pacific
    Dual Plane Manifold, 600 or 625 4BBL, Headers, True duals with a crossover, Headwork (Good Valve job, Milling etc.) easy to get good gains out of old pre smog V-8's

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