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Discussion in 'Mach 1' started by Peter, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. Peter

    Peter New Member Established Member

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    Is there a kenne bell in the Mach1's future and do we want it?


    Pete:)
     
  2. Mach0ne351

    Mach0ne351 New Member Established Member

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    yes. the kits that they have for the 99/01 cobras work for the 03/04 Mach1s as well :)

    -marek
     
  3. RedfireBeast

    RedfireBeast MACA Member #29 Established Member

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    doesn't the mach 1 have weak rods and crank and also 10:1 comp?
     
  4. Machinator

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    The mach does have weak rods and pistons but the manual mach got the good cobra steel crank. Just get a built bottom end and you should be good. Thats what I am doing, good luck.
     
  5. Peter

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    Mach1 (5-spd) has a forged crank and if the tune is right the motor will live good with about 9lbs of boost.


    Pete
     
  6. Mach0ne351

    Mach0ne351 New Member Established Member

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    dont push it past 7psi on the 99/01 and 03/04 mach1 bottom end!!! dont do it! youll be asking for trouble. build up the bottom end, then pump in the boost! i wouldnt run past 5psi on the stock bottom end, cause im just a cauious kind of a guy. thats just me haha

    -marek
     
  7. Mr. Mach-ete

    Mr. Mach-ete Liberals Suck Established Member

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    I have run 10psig of boost in my Mach for 12k miles and have had zero issues with my internals.

    Yes, I do wish my rods and pistons were forged because I would crank up the boost tomorrow.

    In my opinion it's the excessive heat of compression that kills a weak motor. Have you ever felt the throttle body of a supercharged car after it's raced? It's so hot you can't put your hand on the part. Unless you have a way of ridding the heat of compression I feel you will eventually have issues with the motor.

    Vortech has an air to water after cooler, which is what's on my car, it works very well. I would say it removes up to 100 degrees of unwanted heat on a hot day.

    My question is does the Kenne Bell have any way of lowering compressed air temperatures? If not, I feel the KB would or could be the death knell for a Mach. I do love how those KB's sound. They are so intimidating coupled with headers. Nothing sounds better.

    I tell ya, I would put a KB on my Mach if I had forged internals, no doubt.
     
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