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    Default More power from Z134 engine

    Will be overhauling my 1957 MF 50 with the Z134 gas engine this winter, and want to see if I can bump up the power, without breaking the bank.
    Seems I recall a post in a form where some one posted ideas to get a little more power out of the engine.
    He talked about the normal hot rod stuff, like matching ports to manifolds, and making sure every item is to spec.

    Assuming I buy a kit with the slightly larger bore, that will help some.
    Higher compression, upping from the current 6 to 1 might be a good idea, but not sure how much to remove from head surface to bump up to 7 to1, or maybe even 8 to 1.
    I am asking if anyone recalls that post, or if there is experience out there I can tap into?
    Long time MF owner,

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    Default Re: More power from Z134 engine

    Power costs money, how much you want to spend?
    Murph ------------

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    Default Re: More power from Z134 engine

    Wanting to keep it under 1K, so nothing like turbos in the plan.
    Hoping to go from the rated 34HP to maybe 45-50 HP by upping compression, making sure everything is blueprinted.
    Thanks

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