Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gastonia, NC - Born & raised in Connecticut - 31 years
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Open element air cleaner, a nice big one, not a small chrome one because its cheaper. Good set of 2 1/2 dual pipes and free flowing mufflers. If you have an automatic, a shift improver kit will help. Good tune-up, hotter coil, 8mm plug wires. If you still have points, you can get a conversion kit to go electronic -its an easy conversion, but you have to make sure you use a 12 volt power source to hook to the distributor as the factory wire is designed to only allow 8 volts to the points or they will burn up. An open carb spacer is said to help a bit, but you have to have the hood clearance. The factory cast iron intake is your best choice over many of the aftermarket manifolds as they are made for specific RPM's and you may lose a bit on lower end with some of them. I always used the Q-jet, but others may have opinions on other choices for you.