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We just took delivery of #1256 and I'm kinda disappointed in the acceleration. I previously owned an 87GT (5.0L) and that thing would really romp. Based upon the (published) torque/hp specs, I expected a lot more out of the new Bullitt. Any thoughts?
 

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On 2001-05-21 22:58, TripleDuck wrote:
We just took delivery of #1256 and I'm kinda disappointed in the acceleration. I previously owned an 87GT (5.0L) and that thing would really romp. Based upon the (published) torque/hp specs, I expected a lot more out of the new Bullitt. Any thoughts?
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It will grow on you. :smile:

I think the "speed" you are feeling might be a bit more refined than the 87. I had an 86 (and 85) GT, and I do agree, it "felt" faster, but I know this one is much quicker than my 86. I do think that this is a much tighter car. Its hard for me to explain, but I know where you are coming from. I was suprised by how the new Bullitt felt.

Did you ever run your 87 at the strip? Its gonna be hard to get a good idea of differences from "seat of the pants" comparisons.

I still miss the Holley 4 barrel on my '85.. :smile:
 

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The Bullitt runs fine for what it has under the hood. High 13s is very respectable from a little 281 inch engine,off the dealers lot. Go back and see how strong 67 Mustangs where with the old Hi-Po 289,or the 69-70 Boss 302. But one thing that gets me is why the power drops off at 4800 RPM. Is it the heads or mild cam timing you think?
 
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