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  1. Oh ok.. so by changing the ignition I could possibly get a better idle? That's basically my issue..
  2. When I bought my '73 Mach-1, the guy I had purchased it from sort of "mismatched" a lot of parts. It has a 10:1 4v- Cleveland, too big of a cam but I don't have the specs, 650 dbl pumper with no choke (he actually removed it) c6 with 3.50 gears (one legger), And 3" exhaust. As for the ignition, it still has dual points. I am pretty sure I will be going to a 750 Holley (vac 2nd) in the future but concerning the ignition, if I were to swap from points to an electronic ignition, will that actually make my car run better (smoother idle) ? I didn't think so but I have been told that. Thanks.. Mike
  3. Id like to see how it comes out.. to get back to my original post ...lol.. so with this much power on street tires, it doesn't really matter what size tire I go with I suppose.
  4. I'm actually thinking hydraulic. I know people have said not to go the hydraulic roller route but I'm not sure yet. As for my brakes, I'm thinking hyrdoboost. From what I have read, it runs off the pressure from my power steering and not engine vaccuum.
  5. Nice to know.. the motor I am planning is a 521, 10:1 comp, Edelbrock Air Gap, P-51 heads, and a 246/252 @ .050 cam. I believe it will be just shy of 600hp.
  6. Back-half? That sounds like a lot of work for a street car. .lol
  7. Sweet. Thank you. I am planning a 521 stroker build. I'm trying to get as much runner on the road as I can. Thanks..
  8. I would like to go to a 315 in the back. I am now running a 275. I've read on here that it will fit. Can someone confirm this? Also, what size wheel and offset should I use? I remember reading it here a while back but I can't seem to find it.. Thanks...mike
  9. I am running 620# front coils and a set of 165# leaf springs from Maier Racing. I am using a 1 1/8" front and 7/8" rear sway bar. As for wheel size, I have 275/40-17's and there is a ton of room.
  10. cazsper, I put a 1970 429 (385 series same as a 460) that has the 521 stroker kit, in my 73 Mach 1 and im running the Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake with a Holley 4150 carb, and a K&N drop base air cleaner that has a 3" height and my stock mach 1 hood clears just fine. But i do not have the air dam equipment that mounts to the underside of my hood either. Hope this helps. Lee- Yes, that helps a lot. That is exactly what I was hoping for. ?
  11. As far as the shifter? I like mine. I would never have just put one on but when I bought the car, it had a no-name aftermarket shifter that wasn't working all that well. So I went with the B&M. It works just fine and it's complicated enough looking that my wife won't even try to drive the car..lol performance wise, it's nothing different. But the guy I bought the car from thought he was some sort of "street racer" with a set of 3.50 gears, an aftermarket shifter and a one-legger...?
  12. I apologize for bringing this thread back up. When it comes to intake manifolds in a 460 based motor, it looks like I am confined by intake manifolds that will fit under the factor hood. I was thinking of an Air Gap intake. It this won't likely fit will it?
  13. Oh ok.. no problem. I was going to check. I just hate to go with a small block simply because an intake won't fit..
  14. I was thinking of using the Edelbrock Air Gap with a Spectre air cleaner.. but now I don't know. But you're saying the Stealth fits well?
  15. I don't know for sure but I doubt that it would. My Performer RPM which is shorter barely fit with the deepest drop base I could find and a 2" air filter. Thanks what I was afraid of.. ok, thank you..
  16. I am planning my 460 build. I would like to use the Edelbrock Air Gap but not sure if it will fit under the factory Mach-1 hood. Any ideas?
  17. I had them on my '68 coupe when I first put in my 393w. I hated them. So then I swapped in a set of linear rate 620's. I am much happier now.
  18. I know this isn't much to go on but I w wondering if I can find my gear ratio (and if my speedo is off) from the following info: 1973 Mach-1 with c-6 trans and 275/40-17 rear wheels. On the freeway driving to school today, I noticed my speedo qhowed the following speeds for the provided RPM's. I had the speedo cable replaced so I don't know if the gear is the right one or not. But I also changed the rear wheels so I am assuming it's off regardless. Thanks.. 2000rpm-40mph 3500rpm-75mph 4000rpm-85mph 4500rpm- 100mph
  19. Contact MSD. When I purchased my distributor, there was an option for the melanized gear since mine is also hydraulic roller..
  20. My '68 coupe came with a 302. When i finally had the $, I pulled the 8" rear, the c4 auto and the 302. I dropped in a Currie 9" rear, a TKO-600 and a 393w. Night and day (obviously), but it makes great power, I don't have to wind the snot out of it to make any power and it stops and handles well. Don't forget you can go with a 408w and a 427w as well. Not to mention the stroker optioned available for the Cleveland. Not saying a stroked small block is better than a 460 at all. You could even go with a stroked big block (521/545). Just another option..
  21. Well, when I converted my '68 coupe from a 302 to a 393w, I went with an MSD distributor and box. I can't tell you if it is better or not but my car runs great and it has been trouble free for 10 years.. when the funds are available, I certainly plan to replace the dual points in my '73 and get another MSD..
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