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I'm putting the finishing touches on my 302 before dropping it back in and was wondering if anyone had some suggestions on a good performance manifold and carb combination. I just had the heads rebuilt and the block bored, flat top pistons and a slightly beefed up cam. I don't need a race car just a quick daily driver. Also does the BOSS 302 windage tray increase HP much?
 

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If you just want a "Plug and play" type thing. Go with the Edelbrock 1406 carb and Performer manifold.
I thought a windage tray was to keep the oil pumping instead of being blown around the crank case. I'm not an expert by any means though.

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That's the way I understand it too, but I've read in a book I bought (How To rebuild Small Block Fords) the windage tray gives you alot of bang for the buck to increase horsepower.
 

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My suggestion for an otherwise stock engine would be an autolite 4100 on a weiand stealth or action plus manifold.

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How about a 4100 Autolite on an Edelbrock performer?

Yeah, the windage tray is a good investment, especially with a stock pan...I put one of those on my stock D-coder right after I bought the car (had to fix some oil pan leaks anyway)....

I've never run a racing engine without one...more for oiling reliablity than HP increases, although, at high rpm, you could see a 5 hp increase ....

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I understand the benefits for high performance. I thought or read about additional HP gain from a windage tray is realized above 5500 RPM. Please clarify.

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Take a look at a Fordmuscle.com article on building up a SBF and its various systems...

Good read...

For most street guys, windage isn't a big deal unless you're into high speed, high performance driving....I put the Boss 302 tray on my D-coder because I had it laying around and knew I wouldn't be using it on the race car again (had to much modify one to fit the W)...

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