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1978 Ford fairmont 2 door, 8.8 rear,3.73 gears, frame is tied. Gutted interior. Battery in trunk. 95 5.0 ho, all stock with rpm intake 650 Holley and long tubes. C6 transmission?? but something I already have. 3000 stall, reverse manual VB. Do you think I can get in the 12.99 or better?
 

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I wouldn't bet more than a six-pack on it. Being an auto is going to hurt you, but it does have a converter so who knows. You didn't mention what kind of tires you are running, so traction may be the deciding factor.

I am guessing more like 13.40 @ 98...
 

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I think you will have around 275hp at the crank with that intake and carb (give or take). I think you will be close to 3000lbs all in sitting at the tree. If everything is near perfect, you might get it. I think you will trap a little over 100, but the ET will be shy of the target.
 

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I think the C6 is going to eat the chuck of HP you need to hit 12s.
 

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also decided to do a quick rebuild. adding a tfs stage 1 cam and ported e7 heads w/ stock valve sizes. thanks all
 

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Pat yourself on the back if you do as it will be a pretty good accomplishment. Those slicks may be a little tall for what is ideal but you can air them up to reduce rolling resistance. If the track prep is good and you do a proper burn out you should not have traction problems with your combo and those slicks. Even aired up to 35 psi.
 

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The 26" tires will work with 4.10s
 
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