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Old 01-18-2011, 08:02 PM
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1978 400m Horsepower...

I am curious as to the 1978 Ford 400m engine having sub 200hp yet performs better than a lot of chevy 350's??? I mean my SheBeast will tear up some Chevy's and has much more left....
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Its probably the 'advertised' 300 ft lbs of Torque
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If I am not mistaken, the 400's were rated at 164 h.p. in '78 and '79. To be honest, back in those days a stock 400 would not keep up with a Chevy 350. Part of the problem was the 400's came with a 2bbl. carb, while most of the 350's had Quadrajets and dual exhaust.
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If I am not mistaken, the 400's were rated at 164 h.p. in '78 and '79. To be honest, back in those days a stock 400 would not keep up with a Chevy 350. Part of the problem was the 400's came with a 2bbl. carb, while most of the 350's had Quadrajets and dual exhaust.
I have converted my 2 barrel to a 4 barrel with dual straights...I guess that explains my success...
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maybe that ford is know for lieing about power ratings
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