Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
Trick Flow Specialties 347 Stroker - Bigge-R Is Bette-R
Having tested the new 185cc Street Port Twisted Wedge Heads fro Trick Flow specialties on our 5.0L, we decided to see how well they performed on a 347 stroker
As always, the 347 stroker was given a thorough break in prior to running in anger. Jetting the Holley carburetor was made easier with the Percy’s external Adjust-a-Jet system. After timing sweeps indicated that the optimum timing was 35 degrees, we were rewarded with peak numbers of 482 hp at 6,600 rpm and 424 lb-ft of torque at 4,900 rpm. The extra displacement, cam, and compression illustrated their worth by offering a broad torque curve, bettering 400 lb-ft from 4,800 rpm to 6,100 rpm. This compares to 376 hp and 355 lb-ft of torque from the 5.0L tested previously. The original TFS-headed 5.0L managed to exceed 333 lb-ft of torque from 4,000 to 5,900 rpm, but neither the peak nor average torque production could compare to the stroker combination. Though we still had yet to max out the capacity of the 185cc Street Port Twisted Wedge Heads, this test clearly illustrated that when it comes to performance, sometimes bigger really is better.