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It's less than 105. I'd venture a guess and say it's around 80 Hp. Ford used exagerated numbers in their marketing. The 289 HiPo was only about 220 Hp, not the advertised 271.

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66emberglow - today's ratings are taken with an newer rating system which came into play in the early 70's. This includes all the accessories hooked up and functioning on a factory tuned motor. They are not taken at the rear wheel however, but at the flywheel.

In the 60's they used the old method where the car was tuned for power, unmuffled, no accesories or alternator, not even a water pump. Even after all that they still rounded the numbers up.

I'd guess your 170 would be lucky to muster up 80 real HP at the flywheel.

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[color:blue]you guys can speculate all you want but i drive a '66 with a 200 I-6 and mines a dog, so for a 170 i'm guessing like -5hp.

cant wait for my Twin Turbo EFI 351W

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Mine was a real dog too.

When was the last time you replaced your coil? I think you might be suprised at the result. That is, unless it has some other internal problems.

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