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PERFORMANCE MODS: On a 2.8L Inline Six.

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Posted: 05/07/05 11:09 AM

I have a 1964 Ford Falcon Futura with the 170 inline six. I'm trying to restore it to it's original glory. But the inline six with it's one barrel carb is just not doing it for me. Yes yes I know that this is going against what I'm trying to do but I would like to know if there are any performance mods for the inline six. Such as an adaptor plate to go from a one barrel to a two barrel carb. It's a perfectly running engine but it just doesn't have any balls. I don't want anything extreme but I would just like to get up to freeway speed in under a mile. I've already swapped out the two speed tranny to a C-4 and that helped a bit but it still drives like a granny car. HELP ME!!!




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Posted: 05/09/05 08:24 AM

As w/ any performance upgrades, it won't do much good dumping more gas into an engine unless you have more airflow, such as a better intake & exhaust. You'll also benefit even more by upgrading your cam profile & getting a port/valve job on your head. If you don't want to go that far, at least upgrade your intake and exhaust. I don't know if Ford offered a 2-brl carb w/ this engine, but if they did then I'd start there as for as your intake, or check the Edelbrock catalog.


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Posted: 01/01/09 11:19 AM

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Posted: 07/24/09 09:54 AM

I am preparing to purchase a 200 inline six (68 model) And already have olans to plumb a set of six single carbs built into one unit from an older motorcycle (90 model) I'm tearing apart the two honda cbr 600 4-packs and building one six-pack. piping shouldn't be bad. aside from fabricating the 6 manifolds, and a support bracket for the carbs. this will give every last horse that you can get from carb work. Remember: tube length times diameter determines power-band. there is a formula somewhere... (probably several)

Hope that gives you some ideas...  

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