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Old 07-29-2013, 05:04 PM   #42
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The M50 is a larger motor with 2 extra firing cycles, it will make more TQ so therefore more HP far easier.

Nothing wrong with Iron blocks, I don't think that's what he was getting at. He's just trying to say the M42 isn't stressed at all in stock form. I have no doubt that you can make 200-250whp on an M42 with a stock motor (I would personally lower CR with a Cometic gasket and put in ARP head studs at a minimum though).

Of course the M50 will make 300whp far, far easier. My M52 made 330whp @10 psi with 4 degree's of timing thrown at it. It later made 380whp with proper timing and one more psi of boost.
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