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Slides are only useful for HP gains at Wide Open Throttle, which most of us don't drive at all the time, unless we're on the track.

Ditto with MFI - a finely tuned engine management system will be able to get more HP out of an engine than MFI. However, it won't look period correct.

The mag cases are indeed weak - the short stroke 2.8 is a much more reliable platform. However, I always tell people that it costs just about the same to rebuild any 911 engine - you might as well go with the most HP. That would be a 3.2 or 3.4 with JE pistons and some 'S'-style cams. The most practical engine I can recommend for the early cars is the 3.2 with JEs and 'S' cams. This is a good balance between power (plenty of it), and period-correct looking...

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