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    Posted: 16-July-2018 at 3:10PM
Over the years I've done just about everything possible to my 472 BBF to free up HP for the 1/4 mile.
WIX makes a race filter they claim will do just that, especially if your using a high volume oil pump.
My engine has the stock CJ pump that takes a lot to turn especially when the oil is cold.          
I'll be drag racing the 1st weekend of August and I plan to change only my oil filter to see if it truly does free up enough HP to make a difference. I'll be using Lucas 10W30, same as last year.
Last year I recorded my best 1/4 mile time 11.53 so I'll post my results after this years race.


WIX Racing Filter Part #51515R         
     


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I'm curious to know. That's all we ran in the late 80s. Didn't know they were still around
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GranTorinoMan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-July-2018 at 4:18PM
I forgot to mention WIX Racing Oil filters are not for street use, so I'll be switching back to my oversized filter after the race.




 



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I am curious on the results too.  I'd be pretty cool if it does drop your ET just from a filter!

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If I had a few more dollars to spend I'd invest in one of these CM oil filters from Canton.


Check out the Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liIzi11WP60





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Not sure if this will be helpful, but I remember a 1999 article in Car Craft magazine where they changed the thermostat on a 429 in a '69 Cougar from a 190 to 165 and without changing anything else this gained 18.8 hp and 29 lb ft torque. I do know when I changed from a mechanical clutch fan to dual electric fans allows my mild 472 to spool up faster, not sure about the hp/tq gains but could tell a difference and also gained a little in the mpg department.
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