Bang for the buck, performance.

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David R.
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Body Type: Chassis
Model Year: 1930
Location: WV

Bang for the buck, performance.

Post by David R. » January 11th, 2020, 5:43 am

Hypothetical question as I am nowhere near driving my project yet; I thought this might be a good discussion.
Say I wanted to improve performance of my AA. What are some experienced opinions from AA and A drivers of what would be the most effective way to boost performance/power, and or top speed on a stock truck?
High compression head? Carburetors? Overdrive?
What would produce the most bang for the buck?

njcar757
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Body Type: closed cab
Model Year: 1929

Re: Bang for the buck, performance.

Post by njcar757 » January 11th, 2020, 7:59 am

6:1 head, carb, f150 trany with 41% OD.

Cschaff63
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Body Type: Dump
Model Year: 1928
Location: Pa

Re: Bang for the buck, performance.

Post by Cschaff63 » January 11th, 2020, 2:35 pm

David R. wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 5:43 am
Hypothetical question as I am nowhere near driving my project yet; I thought this might be a good discussion.
Say I wanted to improve performance of my AA. What are some experienced opinions from AA and A drivers of what would be the most effective way to boost performance/power, and or top speed on a stock truck?
High compression head? Carburetors? Overdrive?
What would produce the most bang for the buck?
My engine is pushing 60 hp with following upgrades
6.1 high compression head
Oversized valves with hardened valve seats
Touring cam
Downdraft Webber carb and manifold
Cast iron header manifold
Zipper centrifugal advance distributor

But none of the above will do anything for speed!
Still chugging along at 30-35 mph

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