At HP Trends
we specialize in all aspects of the Ford FE Big
Block and Ford Small Block tri-power systems. The FE
3x2 systems were originally designed for the Ford
390-406 FE engine but work equally well on all FE
engines ranging from
352 through 428 cubic inches, even on today's
modern 427 big inch stroker motors. Most of our
systems are built for the 400 to 450 horsepower
390-428 engines but have been proven capable of
supporting 550 plus horsepower in stock form with a
simple port match on bigger cubic inch stroker
motors. The Ford Small Block systems are equally
suitable of supporting 500 horsepower with
availability of stroker kits, good flowing heads and
the increased cfm of the new Holley re-issued
We are a authorized dealer of the new Holley tri-power carburetors. We have been using these exclusively on our systems for several years and are by far the best bang for the buck. All 3 carburetors for the FE are now 350 cfm and the Small Block carbs are 325 cfm for the inboard and 350 cfm on the outboards. They feature reinforced metering blocks, power valve blowout protection, modern accelerator pumps, non-stick gaskets and come with the correct Holley list number and Ford part number. Best of all is they're not 50 year old pieces that have undergone multiple rebuilds, stripped threads, machining, loose or missing boosters, etc. They're brand new with all of the modern updates and come with a complete Holley warranty.
We also have intake manifold accessories for all Ford FE intakes. Regardless if it's a single 4v, 2x4 dual quad or 3x2 tri-power intake, we carry items such as tall heater hose fittings, oil fill tubes, PCV breather plates, Intake rear breather baskets, water pump bypass fittings, along with other various items that can be found on our "Miscellaneous Parts" page.
All of our tri-power restorations consist of media blasting and thoroughly cleaning the intake manifold and inspecting the exhaust cross over to insure there is no damage or "rot out" to the intake. All reproduction items such as air cleaner assemblies, progressive tri-power carburetor linkages, fuel logs, oil fill tubes, intake manifold rear breather baskets, etc, are of the highest quality American made parts from original Ford tooling. They are then assembled with new carburetors and we synchronize the linkages, all curb idle and idle fuel mixtures are adjusted and accelerator pump gaps are set to spec. These are the most complete bolt on intake systems you'll find anywhere and even come with complete PCV system installed and includes intake gaskets.
If you're more of a "do it yourselfer" and like doing your own work then the "3 Deuces Version 2" is the perfect tri-power technical guide. 3 Deuces Version 2 covers everything on Ford 3x2 tri-power intake systems for the 390-406 Ford FE engines originally used in the Ford Galaxie and Ford Thunderbird you'd ever want to know. 3 Deuces is the perfect tool for anybody restoring, rebuilding, or tuning their 332-428 Ford/Holley tripower set up.
does 3 Deuces Version 2 cover?
Part numbers - Intakes manifolds - Carburetor inspection - Carburetor repair - Carburetor upgrades-Carburetor "hard to find parts" - Carburetor assembly - Carburetor adjustments - Installation and linkage adjustments - Running adjustments - Carburetor tuning - Performance tips.
Deuces Version 2 is comprised from 30 plus years of
first hand experience restoring and tuning the FE
tri-power system and is available as an online
download. This is absolutely the most informative
technical information available on Ford FE tri power
systems. Not only does it contain the technical data
but 3 Deuces Version 2 also covers complete set up
and installation, linkage adjustments, performance
upgrades, extensive part numbers for ordering hard
to find carburetor parts, carburetor tuning for
street strip applications, and much more. Thanks to
this age of digital photography, 3 Deuces Version 2
is loaded with high quality close up color
photographs to give visual step by step procedures.
3 Deuces Version 2 offers all of the technical
information needed to make your tri-power system
with its Holley list #2436/2437, #2497/2498/2499, or
#3208 carburetors a true screamer.
What are the benefits of 3 Deuces Version 2?
benefits of 3 Deuces Version 2 are many! Thanks to
digital photography each photo is a high quality
color picture. There are no pages to be lost, torn,
wrinkle, or spill things on as with a book or
manual. Print out only the information needed for
reference when working on your engine or print out
the entire document. If it gets greasy or dirty
throw it away, you can always print it out again,
unlike a book or manual.
To view and
print out download and installation instructions
3 Deuces Version 2
I promptly reply to all e-mails but many times they won't go through and are returned to my inbox as an "Error". I can also be reached at 440-364-5426 between 12:30pm - 4:00pm Eastern time, ask for Ken.