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30U ENGINE

Post by MOE XR6 » Wed 03 Feb 2010, 09:04

I have a 30U engine and im busy with some upgrades.
I want to put high compression pistons, camshaft, twin webers. I've called a few specialists and they all have completely different opinions. One says high compression is a waste and that i should'nt bother, because of high octane fuel availability. Another says i would'nt need octane unless i plan on professional racing and that i should go for high compression, but not to high.
HELP, ANYBODY. And any other advice you may have to help me get very good N/A performance.

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Re: 30U ENGINE

Post by ROBBINATOR » Wed 03 Feb 2010, 18:45

Hi there Moe....here is my .02$...this is how I approached my build.

1 - Decide on use/application....street only....strip only....street & strip.
2 - Decide on budget....then add about 50% - 70% more (no shit) :x :x
3 - Do research (like you are doing) 8) 8)
4 - After your research....stick to the plan...believe in the builder that you have appointed or the plan that you have researched (if reputable sourcing)...everybody has opinions on going fast. ;) ;) you can be easily de-railed.
I tend to go with the guys that have experience....the ''been there - done that'' guys.
There is no replacement for experience 8) 8)

Now this is based on the research that I have done and it is only my thoughts....no dictation here ( just covering myself ;) ;) )

There are 3 C's to making N/A power....Compression, Camshaft & Cylinder heads (or top-end/induction(carb/EFI))....so in essence....you might not be out to extracting every single ounce of HP but compression & induction upgrades/improvements will give you some....remember...it is the sum of all parts (combo) and not a single item...so I would say if you wanna feel a seat of the pants (butt-o-meter) increase then look at compression, induction and a matching tune.
There are ways to manipulate octane type when it comes to high compression....timing/tune, camshaft design, etc etc....which your engine builder should fill you in on.

That is just my take guys....sure there are other ways to making power.

Later....Robbie.
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Re: 30U ENGINE

Post by gordini » Wed 03 Feb 2010, 23:38

WTF is a 30U engine??
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Re: 30U ENGINE

Post by MOE XR6 » Thu 04 Feb 2010, 08:02

Thanks Robbie, really appreciate your post

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Re: 30U ENGINE

Post by Graeme » Thu 04 Feb 2010, 15:03

gordini wrote:WTF is a 30U engine??
I would also like to know?Maybe its a 30S upgrade.
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Re: 30U ENGINE

Post by hanov0 » Thu 04 Feb 2010, 18:35

30U is the number stamped at the rear of a 3 liter V6 Ford block
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Re: 30U ENGINE

Post by mantaray » Thu 04 Feb 2010, 19:52

could it then not just been said " i want modify my 3ltr essex block?" WTF?

it would be like a chevy guy saying " i want to modify my 010 or high nickel content
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Re: 30U ENGINE

Post by hanov0 » Thu 04 Feb 2010, 21:25

No, I think it was done this way to make you Chevie guys worry about a new mystery Ford motor :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 30U ENGINE

Post by ROBBINATOR » Thu 04 Feb 2010, 22:19

The ''30-U'' stamping is just one of the ways the old (die-hard) V-6 koppe used to verify between a 3.0L & a 2.5L ;) ;)....they shared the same block (I think) but crank & pistons differed.

I might be mistaken here but that is my ASSumption and from what I can remember back in the day.....maybe you should swap the 30U for a 302 Moe ;) ;) 8) 8)

It's amazing how people trip over a little automotive coding :lol: :lol....I frequent boards where members frequently quote part numbers/codes in there discussions.....now thats a headache for us novices :x :x :) :)....I guess it is what it is if you passionate ;) ;)


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