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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:15 pm 
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EBXR8380 wrote:
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you might have to modify the shock towers, upgrade your suspension, heavy duty sway bar, install torsion bars, re-enforced your sub-frame, bigger brakes.

those big blocks are heavy & tent to pull you towards the kerb if you have a lead foot. the amount of torque they produce is incredible.

you end up with a twisted frame if you don't take care of the above first.

Sure ?? What qualifications do you have to come up with that?
If thats the case I'm in serious trouble then....


torsion bars!!! lol

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:52 pm 
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black ed xr8 wrote:
EBXR8380 wrote:
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you might have to modify the shock towers, upgrade your suspension, heavy duty sway bar, install torsion bars, re-enforced your sub-frame, bigger brakes.

those big blocks are heavy & tent to pull you towards the kerb if you have a lead foot. the amount of torque they produce is incredible.

you end up with a twisted frame if you don't take care of the above first.

Sure ?? What qualifications do you have to come up with that?
If thats the case I'm in serious trouble then....


torsion bars!!! lol
Definition: A steel bar that is twisted to support the weight of the vehicle. Torsion bars are used in place of coil or leaf springs or combination of both on some vehicles, and allow ride height to be adjusted to compensate for the extra weight or sage that occurs over time. LOL

 

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:59 pm 
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Having said that...I'd still have the 392, write 302 on it, stick in and never tell the authorities!

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hahahah my thoughts exactly!
yeah.... a 351 in a TE cortina? try a 302 stamped on the rocker covers & a 4.9L badge on the side fenders. they wouldn't know the diff. LOL

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:56 pm 
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Slick wrote:
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Having said that...I'd still have the 392, write 302 on it, stick in and never tell the authorities!

Pete.


hahahah my thoughts exactly!
yeah.... a 351 in a TE cortina? try a 302 stamped on the rocker covers & a 4.9L badge on the side fenders. they wouldn't know the diff. LOL
unless they check the #'s to find it was originally a 351! get a 302 XE192540 aussie block with 4 bolt mains thick wall casting, a scat or preferred brand 416'' stroker kit ,a set of good heads, roller cam & you should have a "302" street legal corty, with emmissions being the hardest barrier to climb!

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:48 pm 
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i know what they are but why the hell would you waste your time and money setting up torsion bars that will give you no gain what so ever. they are that popular that no manufactuer uses them anymore

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:31 pm 
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black ed xr8 wrote:
i know what they are but why the hell would you waste your time and money setting up torsion bars that will give you no gain what so ever. they are that popular that no manufactuer uses them anymore
we're going back in the late 80's to early 90's, back then there were no internet forums where we would find lots of internet expert that knows all. it was all trial & error. it all comes down to fine tuning the suspension to cope with the extra weight of the 351c on a cortina, oops 302 I mean. hehehe.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:50 pm 
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the reason most makers dont use them is , the suspension is a compramise of comfort & handling, the final drive isn't low enough to twist the diff up into the floor, and power outputs are not really that extreme.

 

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