Larry----The computer kills power after 5200, so unless you get a new chip
there's no point of winding higher. Ford warrantee-smart.
Larry Paulick wrote:
> " MSD 6000 rpm chip was bad, and cutting out at 5200 rpm, so dyno
> guy did not take it higher, but I think car was running out of steam."
> II don't know if this engine with good springs and stock cam, can rev to
> 6500 rpm as I wonder if the cam has run out of steam. I have run it up
> to the 6000 rpm rev limiter, and no problems.
> "Fraser, Ron" wrote:
> > Larry
> > I'm not sure about the 80% part but I did see an explanation about
> > shift points.
> > You need to look at your engine's Torque Curve and you need to know
> > what the RPM change is for each of your transmission gears. The idea was to
> > shift at an RPM after peak torque that would bring you to that same torque
> > value before peak torque. This uses the Max Torque of the engine to propel
> > the car. This seems to make sense but I do not know if will get you down
> > the track any faster. I have never drag raced, only short bursts on the
> > street, so I'm no expert.
> > Ron Fraser
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Larry Paulick [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 8:58 AM
> > To: Bob Palmer
> > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: E-Mail me off the list
> > Bob, interesting point on the shift points. I understand having the
> > revs in the sweet spot, but how did the 80% come about.
> > If I have the stock motor and cam from the 90 5.0L, and its max hp is at
> > 5200 rpm, the the shift point is 6500 rpm. That is quit a jump, and
> > with stock valve train, mainly springs, I am sure that valve float would
> > become a problem.