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Old 10-04-2003, 03:23 PM   #1
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We went to a little 1/8 mile strip. On "GO!" we both took off. Off the line we were dead even, then about 35-40 mph he started to pull away. By the end of the 1/8, I was right even with his rear bumper. He said that he opened up the exhaust ,got a new chip, and has some smaller pulleys. (Pulleys for what, I don't know...) I told him that I wanted to try again when I got my chip and a smaller pulley. He said he sure... Can't wait...
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well new pulleys on a V8 would mean larger drive pulleys on the alt. and the compreesor and the p.*. which gives more hp to the engine
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That T-Bird must have been running with the 5.0 liter V8. Tough to beat the torque of a V8 engine but I think that if you install a smaller pulley and chip mods....ala Will'* green machine....you should have no problem kickin his *** the next time.
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What made it frustrating for me is that he had one of those huge aftermarket aluminum big @$$ spoilers on the back, and a non-functioning tiny hood scoop fastened precariously with drywall screws...

It didn't make my day...
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What made it frustrating for me is that he had one of those huge aftermarket aluminum big @$$ spoilers on the back, and a non-functioning tiny hood scoop fastened precariously with drywall screws...

It didn't make my day...


Oh,..the shame....beaten by a Ford....beaten by a Ricer Ford....twice the shame.

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I noticed after I raced last night, I got a code 43. I think I may have gotten closer, if not beat him, if I wasn't running 240 degrees, and a quart low on tranny fluid. That thing is leaking faster and faster. Need to get it fixed...
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is it leaking at the hoses ao on the pan
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could just be a seal?
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If thats an */C pulley (only one to swap out for power) then he'* got the */C v6. If he has a stick he should be faster with either engine.
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When he said smaller pulley, he probably meant for his supercharger (ford uses centrifugal superchargers back then i'm almost certain), so he most probably has the 3.8L centrifugally supercharged V6. I think the V8 T-birds look to plain because unlike GM, ford doesn't offer all the options that the higher models of their cars. Sort of how GM offered a supercharged engine in SE'* back in the day.. Ford doesn't do that so only the Super Coupe has the nice styling and ground effects. You should take a look and see if his car says Super Coupe anywhere, then you'll know for sure if he had a Supercharged V6 or the 5.0 V8... Either way, nice car..

RWD too! mmmm
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