Dyno Sheets

Dyno Data: Tiny Avenger


Booster pump
Crane Ignition Amp
40 lb/hr injectors
Hi flow turbo
Adjustable fuel pressure regulator
K&N air filter
Advance timing 3°
Note: The early exhaust manifold was used in this test.

Dyno Data: Jon Welsh

This engine was built by Modern Performance.



intake manifold (upper and lower)
exhaust manifold
throttle body
Big valves MP small roller cam

Superchip - chip
MP Intercooler
MP 3" exhaust (incl downpipe)
K&N air filter


fuel pressure reg
fuel pumps
fan belt pullies

RPM Vs Horsepower and Torque

Ken Schultz's dyno tests

These are the dyno results from Ken Schultz's dyno tests on his '86 Mustang SVO. The car was tested at EIP tuning in Westminster, MD near the end of July 1998. Ken's car is a white '86 SVO with the competition prep package.

The engine was fully built up by Nick Mannarino of Modern Performance. You can contact Nick at 732.222.679 or mp23cc@aol.com

The night after the dyno pulls, the motor put a rod through the side of the block . I guess the stress of 30 some dyno pulls was too much on the stock rods. Ken and I pulled the motor out of the car and found that it was the number 3 rod that had snapped right in the middle. Nick is already working on a new shortblock for the motor using Crower rods, and since the head wasn't damaged when the motor broke, the car should be back up and running in short order.

Here are the sheets, this is only a few of them since I have limited space to work with. Note: The horsepower and torque curves shown on the graphs are the output at the rear wheels.

Note:The handwriting at the bottom of the charts represents the estimated flywheel numbers obtained by adding a 15% drivetrain loss factor.

BestMotor, Best run without the juice.

TimingChange, See the difference 1/2 a degree of ignition timing can make.


The first and last runs of the day. It's amazing what kind of power gains can be had through proper dyno tuning with no parts changing at all. Both of these runs were at the same boost level with the main differences being fuel pressure, cam timing, and ignition timing.

Modern Performance Dyno Shootout: Analysis

Thanks to Nick, Dave Ziminski, and everyone for sharing their data with us


1. #4 is stock with upgrade exhaust.

Improved airflow would reduce torque rolloff above 4000

2. #10 is auto with SVO EEC and some airflow upgrades. Stock auto cam has very low airflow, upgrade to XR cam (about $25) or high performance cam to get to #1's torque.

3. #5 has lots of mods but needs some repair toget low (below 4000) torque back. Maybe timing, or mis adjusted mass air.

4. #2 and #1 both make good power. The dip at 4000 may be fixed with more fuel pressure.

5. #7 and #8 both very similar setups and make really good power. They both claim to need a little fixing. This data correlation shows repeatability of torque by similar mods.

6. #3 has pretty minimal mods and makes a really drivable torque curve. This car is the most drivable since the curve starts early and is pretty flat. More airflow would bring the upper RPM torque up really high.

7. The temperature was really hot (103°f) for some tests. This really affects the power made.