Re: 71 f100 4x4 360 fe
Standard FE rules apply, in this order
1 - Headers and good dual exhaust
2 - Recurve the distributor, 12 initial, 36 total, all in by 2800 for a truck helps significantly
3 - Better intake and carb combo - 600 Holley and an Edelbrock RPM, Edelbrock Streetmaster, Holley Street Dominator, 428 iron CJ manifold, Edelbrock F427 all work well. Edelbrock Performers or Performer 390s are a smidge better for torque on a 360, but I have not seen enough benefit to recommend them
4 - More cubic inches - swapping for a good 390 always helps after the list above
5 - More cam (don't be in a hurry for a cam swap in a 360 truck, the other stuff will get you farther, a 360 just doesnt have enough cubes or compression to make a cam swap a big win in a heavy truck)
I stayed away from the gear, but at any point, with 32 inch tall tire, I'd be thinking 4.11s, I'd probably put it equal to the #2 on the list above.
70 Sportsroof, 427 FE/489 cid, TKO-600, 31 spline 4.10, A/C. modified Mass-flo EFI/reprogrammed A9L/CnC ported Victor.
Last edited by My427stang; 09-11-2012 at 04:58 AM.