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    Those gaskets should work great. Just cut the little tab out of the coolant passage and you're good to go.

    I'd just get a stock replacement Motorcraft fuel pressure regulator. Even with all the stuff I've done to my car I run a stock replacement Motorcraft fuel pressure regulator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    Those gaskets should work great. Just cut the little tab out of the coolant passage and you're good to go.

    I'd just get a stock replacement Motorcraft fuel pressure regulator. Even with all the stuff I've done to my car I run a stock replacement Motorcraft fuel pressure regulator.
    with a 331 & 030 over bore,, i have to find out how to calculate the very "leanest" fuel needs.

    i cant see why yet a stock vac operated FPR would be an issue but it may ,, dono...........

    i can keep the car speed density or go mass air.

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    Either way, with a 331 and the fuel system to support it, it'll need tuned to get the best performance/drivability...
    '87 Mustang notch; 5 lug, PBR calipers, 3.55 gears, SFC's, mild 5.0 with '40P's, Cobra intake, E cam, BBK headers and X pipe, Flowmaster exhaust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity View Post
    with a 331 & 030 over bore
    With a 3" stroker crank the engine is 331cu in because of the .030 overbore... With std bore it'd be a 327(or the combo Chebby used for years)... Actually 326.7264cu in but admittedly that's splitting hairs...






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    ^ thats why we had the .030 bore done,, so it actually matches 331 tom.

    thank you all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity View Post
    with a 331 & 030 over bore,, i have to find out how to calculate the very "leanest" fuel needs.

    i cant see why yet a stock vac operated FPR would be an issue but it may ,, dono...........

    i can keep the car speed density or go mass air.
    FRPP has a safe hp estimate for fuel injectors based on HP. I've attached it. If you have a horsepower guess this should be a helpful guide.

    I run 30lb injectors. The injectors are on the large side but I'm not worried about running out of fuel under any conditions in my combination.
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    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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    minor progress, got engine pulling brackets made and installed.. needs paint now.
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    hopefully next i can get to buy a floor shifter transmission linkage ,, that part is holding me up right now from setting the power plant.
    most everything else is down hill from here.. all the clean but tedious work of adding all the things that make this a car.

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