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Old 09-02-2019, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default 1971 Torino 500 2 door hardtop

Im building a 1971 Ford Torino 500 hardtop. It has a 302 2v Autolite 2100 carb completely stock engine with a C4 and a 9inch rear. I also have stock Iron cleveland 4v heads and the matching Iron 4v intake and just need a block. Im trying to decide to either run T/SA or U/SA with the 302 2V or G/SA or F/SA with the 351C I just need a block and a Holley 0-3310C or I could just build a footbrake bracket car. Im not really shur what direction I wanna go or what would make the most sense? I also have a Jim Paquet C4 4800 stall converter.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:29 AM   #2
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Isn't that like the Starsky and Hutch car? Put a red stripe on it and make it the reverse paint job. Was the Torino available with the 429? Godd luck in what ever way you decide to go.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:12 PM   #3
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From U to T you drop .4 on index. Cant take enough weight out to compensate for that.
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:31 PM   #4
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Isn't that like the Starsky and Hutch car? Put a red stripe on it and make it the reverse paint job. Was the Torino available with the 429? Godd luck in what ever way you decide to go.
The Starsky and Hutch is the next generation Torino. It was a Gran Torino and that generation had a full frame as opposed to this car being an unibody.

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If I'm right, your head numbers need to be


D0OE-B 302/140

D1AE-CB 351C/240


for stock.
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The Starsky and Hutch is the next generation Torino. It was a Gran Torino and that generation had a full frame as opposed to this car being an unibody.

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Exactly actually this car is pretty light at just around 3,000 ibs and thank you firesale anybody know who can build a badass Autolite 2100 carb?
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:26 PM   #7
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Exactly actually this car is pretty light at just around 3,000 ibs and thank you firesale anybody know who can build a badass Autolite 2100 carb?
Yup, but I don't know if he wants too..You might find out soon.
HP too high on the 302.. Should run under, but not a lot , without opening the wallet wide.
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Exactly actually this car is pretty light at just around 3,000 ibs and thank you firesale anybody know who can build a badass Autolite 2100 carb?
Bob Oliver at Competition Carburetion
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:10 PM   #9
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So i looked in the guide. Is the 429 not considered a good combo at 350hp? Lots of compression big bore short stroke .500 lift cam.
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There are actually 3 different versions of the 429 4 barrel engine available in a 70 Torino. The base "Thunder jet" has the Autolite 4300 carb and standard heads , the Cobra Jet has a bigger hyd. cam, bigger valves and ports, and a Rochester Quadrajet (REALLY!), and the Super Cobra Jet has a solid lifter cam , the big heads, and a Holley 780. All the 4 barrel 429s had pretty high compression, and NHRA rolled the HP below factory a while back. A number of 71 Mustang Stockers are using the 429 SCJ engine, see no reason why the larger and heavier Torino couldn`t work too. But the 70-71 Torino is a pretty heavy car, I did not look at the Classification Guide, but a factory 429 70 Torino my buddy used to have was well over 4000 pounds with a skinny driver behind the wheel. The 351 Cleveland 4 barrel engine was also available, but he 70 had a smaller cam, and unless things have changed, are not able to use the big Holley carb the 71-72 351 C 4 barrel is allowed to run. With a 302 2 barrel, I doubt you could get the Torino light enough to get near the top of U/SA, let alone T.
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