Re: 4.9 Performance-Help!
- Allante intake manifold, if you can find one, is supposedly good for 20 HP,
although I've never seen a dyno comparison showcasing this.
John Lagler who runs www.fieroaddiction.com has done a 4.9 with ported
heads, reground cam, valvetrain mods, and some other stuff and ran low 13's
with it in a Fiero.
> From: "Paul Angel" <imthadriver@...>--
>Subject: Re: 4.9 Performance-Help!
>--- In Cadillac_Performance_Association@yahoogroups.com, "cbxsage"
> > Hi Everybody,
> > I have recently purchased a 94 Sedan DeVille with the 4.9 PFI
> > I would like to "bring it around" a bit. I am looking for some
> > guidance here, as in tuning, intake and exhaust. Also, is there a
> > way to improve the shifting of the 4T60 as-in a possible adjustment
> > or maybe a cross platform shift solenoid that works better? I'm
> > looking to build a race car just want it to breathe right, get
> > fire, and not be relegared to soft shifts. I also have an 83 Sedan
> > DeVille 4.1, which is what has driven me to the lighter more
> > aerodynamic 4.9 car in the 94. I have been blessed as it only has
> > 40k on it. I would like to realize maybe another 30 or so
> > horsepower, if possible. I have been reading that the 4.9 seems to
> > popular swap into a Fiero, but I would like hear it from the
> > platform, this 94 makes my 7th Cad dating back to my first Coupe
> > DeVille (I still kick myself for selling it, but I needed to make
> > room for musclecars and street racing in the 70's) Pink/Wht 59.
> > Any suggestions and guidance would be appreciated.
> > Thanks
> > Bill
>You can have cams custom ground for it; if headers are not available
>they can be custom fabbed too. I'm pretty sure (about 99%) that there
>are no aftermarket intakes. Here again custom fabrication will be
>nessasary. I've been looking into this since I have a Fiero & would
>like to do that conversion. I've decided that if I find a reasonable
>4.9/auto I'll be welding a small 4 bbl. intake flange to the stock
>aluminum intake to acheive the HP & torque I want. I did that on a
>Brat I have (changed from a 1 bbl. to a progressice Holley-Webber 2
>bbl.) & it made a *world* of difference!
>If you want to find more check the Fiero boards at Yahoo, Pennocks, &
>aka "Tha Driver"
>Giggle Cream - it makes dessert *funny*!
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