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Hey fellas, I originally was going to go with a S/C but have been fighting myself on this for quite a while and decided I would try to protect this car a little and S/C the project instead :eek: , (not the daily driver). Still having a hard time with the decision but o'well.
Anyways, I've managed to save up some money while deciding and thought I would start by getting the heads ported. What kind of power can be realized from a stage 1 or 2 port and price/time to do it? Was wondering if there are any other suggestions? I am trying to stay out of the engine but am considering cams/LT install as well. I don't want to waste money on piddly 5hp mods.

So far I just have traction mods ie. gears,C/A's,315's,exhaust, springs and CC's(not installed yet),just ordered a tuner today

Also, anybody know where I can pick up a JMOD kit, I've found chat boards discussing them but haven't found a person/buisness/site to buy a kit from

thanks for any advise you guys got for me.....other than "just get a S/C" cause I don't want to worry/have problems with this car also why I want to stay out of the engine as much as possible.
 

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I am right there with you. I would be interested in what you guys recommend. I am in the same situation. What kind of HP can be realized by switching the cams.

Thanks,Carey
 

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I am right there with you. I would be interested in what you guys recommend. I am in the same situation. What kind of HP can be realized by switching the cams.

Thanks,Carey
I've heard quotes of up to 50 HP on a PI engine, but those numbers came from comp cams, which have a problem with PTV clearance.

Check out VT stage II cams. There are no PTV issues from what I've been told.
 

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So far I just have traction mods ie. gears,C/A's,315's,exhaust, springs and CC's(not installed yet),just ordered a tuner today

Also, anybody know where I can pick up a JMOD kit, I've found chat boards discussing them but haven't found a person/buisness/site to buy a kit from
Expect easy 50hp+ from ported heads/cam swap. Not cheap but will work really well. Cams alone, coupled w/some better breathing on the intake side (TB, plenun, K&N or CAI) will return solid gains. Could do cams (Comp 262AHs?) w/o valve springs but not the way I'd do it. The whole head/cam swap bit is bunch of work & money but big gains if have other components to compliment the better breathing. Don't believe it's safe to consider Patriot Performance heads at this time. Look at Fox Lake, Powerheads, Champion Engines in FLA, others. A current MM&FF or 5.0 Mustang article saw a 40hp gain (rear) from a cam swap on mildly modded motor - while I consider that a bit optimistic, it's worth considering; street price on cams around $600 plus gaskets & other nec. parts plus springs if go that way plus labor. My ported heads were $1600 + $550 for Comp Cams + labor (they rock!)

Believe the JMOD 'kit' is all Ford OEM parts - this is where it started: http://www.tccoa.com/ Go over to Corral.net and do search; there are a couple of regular members who've done this recently. It can be done in varying firmness levels and suggest you research first, think it's easy to get it too firm. I'm considering doing it as well. You want to, at least, consider a transmission cooler, and maybe torque converter, while you're at it. Cooler should be a must as well as 180 thermostat, a little Water Wetter. In researching the JMOD, also look for the part no. of the new trans pan that's bit deeper and has plug (always change filter!)
 

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Yeah, I am definately going with a tranny cooler, don't know about the torque converter though. I'll keep looking into into the jmod "kit". I've run across TCCoa.com and read up a bunch there. Also have done some searches on the corral, but not recently...I'll go back and check...... thanks

As far as the head/cam swap, about what am I looking at for labor. Also, is there any emissions or general A/F problems that might occur with the added air flow.

On the Fox lake site, what's the difference between $900 and the $1600 "assembled", stage 2 porting?

Thanks for the responses guys, I thought this thread was just going to die off with no response. :drink:
 

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As far as the head/cam swap, about what am I looking at for labor. Also, is there any emissions or general A/F problems that might occur with the added air flow. -- I'd be shopping labor prices, can be a lot of $$. No problems that the tuning you would get anyway shouldn't be able to solve. Car will get a bit louder as more air moves through it.

On the Fox lake site, what's the difference between $900 and the $1600 "assembled", stage 2 porting? -- 900 is porting work done on your bare heads, may include valve seat grinding, call them. Have also heard Champion in Florida or Anderson Ford Motorsport do good work.

Thanks for the responses guys, I thought this thread was just going to die off with no response. :drink:
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