1970 Ford 390 Specs

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I just picked up a 1970 Ford Galaxie Country sedan (wagon) with a 390 4v. I am having a difficult time finding stock engine specs. If somebody knows the hp/torque rating, compression and cam specs I would appreciate it.

On the internet it looks like it could have 315 hp with a 10.5 compression but that seems high.


posted by  kolenich

Full size Fords with 390's only came from the factory with 2v carburetors from '68-71. If you have a 4v carb, something has been changed along the way.

EDIT: Except for cop cars.

posted by  vwhobo

Bookmark this (http://www.tmaauto.com/tma-auto/showthread.php?p=3714#post3714)

posted by  Wally

Is that in some way supposed to answer the question, or are you just getting practice adding links?

posted by  vwhobo

I thought it might go some way to giving him an idea what the 4V power figure was, so he could sleep tonight warm in the knowledge. :mrgreen:

I suppose I could have googled and found something like this (http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~stanchfi/specs.html), but I guess he could have done that too.

posted by  Wally

Yeah, but... We don't know for sure what he has for an engine because it didn't come that way from the factory. For all we know it's not een a 390. It wouldn't be the first time I've seen that.

posted by  vwhobo

What you mean that a member may not give a full and accurate account of the facts? Surely not. :evil:

posted by  Wally

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