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Old 08-19-2011, 10:33 AM
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what manifold should i use for my 428 Fe?

I have a ford 428 Fe engine pushing 450hp in my 1979 Ford f250 with a stock manifold on it and i would like to switch out the stock one for an aftermarket one that would help my engine keep a little cooler..any ideas
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:45 AM
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Moved to proper forum.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:32 AM
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what is that
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:41 AM
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What is what?

You posted your question in the 335 forum (351C / 351M / 400).

I moved it to here.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:41 PM
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Most people want an intake for power not cooling lol. Is it overheating or do you just want more power?
What are you wanting, high rpm power? low rpm tq? What cam do you have? Need a little more info.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:49 PM
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I agree with sleepy. Intake will not help cooling. Get a 428cj if you can find one cheap. Doubt it. Next an Edelbrock performer. Intake will do no good if you don't have a good set of headers to get the gasses out. Just a start with the limited info given. If your over heating, check t-stat and radiator. Also timing.
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i dont know what cam it is but it isnt very big. I have a set of full length hooker Headers. but i want a intake to help my engine perform better more or less. i have 13:1 compression pistons but my radiator is fine i just got a brand new flex a lite radiator but i took out my thermostat cause it kept wanting to over heat but its fine now but i would like to but my thermostat back in if i can keep it from trying to over heat
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:09 AM
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13:1 CR?! what gas are you running? If you are on pump gas you must have a fat duration cam in there just to keep it from pinging itself to death. Something like CompCams 312H-10 would be the very smallest thing you could be running. Even that would be touchy on pump gas.

With that high of CR you may be having detonation issues that you can't actually hear contributing to the overheating problem. Especially since you don't know what cam is in there. Are you running a flat tappet or roller setup?
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:58 AM
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I would think it is a flat tappet. but what would the best cam i should get if i am useing pump gas which i am
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Sorry to say,,, but this post sounds fishy... 13:1 cr on pump gas??? taking out the thermostat to cool it??
Sounds like you are having fun at others expense.

For those of you that don't know, an old trick when running a drag strip FE is to take out the guts of the thermostat so you can have more flow,,, but removing the complete thermostat can cause the engine to overheat due to, to much flow for the radiator to cool properly.
For a daily driver, leave the "complete" thermostat in.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:40 PM
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I would think it is a flat tappet. but what would the best cam i should get if i am useing pump gas which i am
If you are making 450 horse out of a 428 with a stock intake and 13: 1 CR on pump gas, you are running the best cam there is.

You don't know what cam you have?

What brand headers are you running?
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:30 PM
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well i asked my dad and he said it is running a pretty big cam in it but just dont remember what brand but it is a hydrualic cam..and im running hooker headers
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How does it run?
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:35 AM
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it runs just fine right now with out the thermostat but still trying to get an answer to which manifold would be a good choice.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:30 PM
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You got an answer in post 6.

What manifold do you have now? Post the casting number, and any other numbers or letters, like a big "S" or "T".

Wade through this. You need to know what you have before you change, as many stock FE manifolds are quite good. Seeing how you already have 450 horse, you don't want to decrease your power....

332-428 Ford FE Engine Forum: Final Results - First Great FE Intake Comparo

332-428 Ford FE Engine Forum: The Great FE Intake Comparo, Report #5

But wait, there's more:
428 Cobra Jet Intake Manifold Identification

Maybe one of these:

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...inally-on.html

Since you are short on the details of this engine, and since it runs good right now, I would recommend that you not be in a hurry to fool with it, given the many many options available. Do more research and try to find something that works with your combination....oh, that's right, all we know is that it makes 450 horse, has headers and 13:1 cr, and some kind of big cam, and that it runs good on pump gas. Most people would stop right there, as if that is all correct, you have achieved what few in the 50+ year history of the FE have done.
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