Red -E needs more Chili

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Re: Red -E needs more Chili

Post by Royce » 31 Jul 2017, 07:50

The 427 Medium Riser setup fits under the hood of any Cougar or Mustang without a hood scoop. You are mistaken.
ClawIt wrote:
31 Jul 2017, 06:27
If you are looking for a visual WOW factor then this is it. But the 427 low riser and a Holley 735 has proven to be the best driveablity combination for the W code. The 67 Shelby also had an enlarged hood scoop area to fit this setup. You would have to cut the GTEs hood and put on a CJ scoop to clear the oval cleaner.
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Re: Red -E needs more Chili

Post by 1967 S Code » 31 Jul 2017, 19:28

A GTE has plenty of "WOW" factor, but a dual quad carburetor setup will be eye popping! Very cool.
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Re: Red -E needs more Chili

Post by GTfastbacker » 01 Aug 2017, 03:36

ClawIt wrote:
31 Jul 2017, 06:27
If you are looking for a visual WOW factor then this is it.
Its not only for the WOW factor. Since we drive all our cars sometimes daylie in Traffic we need also
a solid working car. The 427 is nice, but I miss the Punch in low rpm´s. Here a 428 is much better.
A friend installed a 2x4 on his 427 and told me he get better torque so thats the way I will go.
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Re: Red -E needs more Chili

Post by GTfastbacker » 24 Feb 2018, 15:28

Please can anyone can help with shematics or pics what parts, pipes, springs i need to get these 2x4 med riser Setup complete and working.. in my GT-E ?
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Post by 7.0 Litre Kid » 24 Feb 2018, 20:08

GTfastbacker wrote:
24 Feb 2018, 15:28
Please can anyone can help with shematics or pics what parts, pipes, springs i need to get these 2x4 med riser Setup complete and working.. in my GT-E ?

Here’s a working setup that’s ready to bolt on .[Tunnel Wedge]
I swapped everything over from a MR Intake
The problem with running a MR Dual Quad intake on a 427 is , at least in my case, keeping the stock factory 390 GT exhaust manifolds.
428 Cobra-Jet Manifolds, should be used at minimum, if not go with some FPA’s.
Yeah it’s neat and it does tuck under the hood,but kinda overkill.

This tunnel wedge from what I’ve measured is the same height as the MR.
This is the one I’d like to try , if you really want to wake up your GTE!
PM me with anything more specific

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Re: Red -E needs more Chili

Post by GTfastbacker » 26 Feb 2018, 12:15

Thank you so much!
I replace the -J Heads with Edelbrocks and 428CJ Exhaust Manifolds on 2,5" Exhaust and send the original parts in shelf for retirement.
I hope this will widen the bottleneck a little ;-)
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Re: Red -E needs more Chili

Post by 7.0 Litre Kid » 26 Feb 2018, 17:36

Sounds good ! I’d just port match the two together, especially with using the Edelbrock heads.
Let me know how it turns out.

I had mine Dyno Tuned, to dial in the two carbs.

3” off headers has worked best for me, neck down to 2 1/2 over axle to back.
Using FPA’s,and Dr. Gas X pipe .

Talk about cheap H.P.!, with the last two mods.


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