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post #1 of 118 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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69 fastback 552 Prostreet

This is my horse, and it had a 466 in it and it was hurt, as I kept digging and digging I found more stuff going on with the 466. I pulled the engine and transmission to get a better look and decided to send the block to shop to see if it was worth saving. Turns out the block is ok but needs to be bored out to a total of .060 over. The C8ve heads had 2 bent exhaust valves on 4 and 8. It had KB pistons and #1 was cracked along the valve relief.

The block is in the shop awaiting the stroker kit. I ordered the 552 stroker kit Scat forged crank, H beam rods and Flat top probe pistons with SCJ valve reliefs. Just waiting for it to get here. I also have some SCJ-A heads to add to the new engine. I currently have a new Comp Cams 306S that I had pulled the trigger on before I knew the 466 was hurt. I'm thinking I will still use this cam vs. going solid roller right now.

Planning on running a plate system unless I come across a fogger deal.

The car is going to be street with occasional track nights for grudge racing. I'm hoping to beable to run it on meet days too someday.

I'm getting ready to notch the shock towers to get some more room in the bay. I'm also researching how to get rid of my brake booster so that I can have more valve cover room . disc in front drum in back.

I try to post more pics when I get home.


Old 466


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Think I'm going to try and get a hood with like a 7" cowl induction


My 4yr old helping take the engine apart

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Very nice. Personally, I like the bird catcher popping out of the hood.
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Gorgeous!

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thats a nice looking ride and im sure you pay your helper well...free roof over his head and all!


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thanks for the compliments. Hoping to get out to the garage and start the shock tower notching process today.
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Got the passenger side notched, hoping to get to the driver side soon
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Just an update, I did get both shock towers notched and dual wilwood master cylinders with pedal installed. Just heard great news today that my 552 rotating assembly has been balanced and shipped so sometime next week I hope it will arrive and I can drop it off at the machine shop locally. Decided that I will get a custom grind solid roller for it and sell the solid flat tappet kit. Been trying to figure out how much this thing weighs so I can be accurate when ordering the cam, anyone have a guesstimate?
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Driver side shock tower:





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Nice raid u got and great work with the shock towers
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keep the pics coming

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Sweet looking ride! When you notched the towers, is that a kit or did you do it yourself? Will that work on the cougars? Their towers are the beefier ones (same as the boss i believe). Also, when you had the stock booster, how did you get those valve covers to clear it? I have a set and cant get them to fit in with my booster in my cougar.
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Thanks for the compliments.

The shock towers wasnt a kit, I found an article online here:
http://www.fordmuscleforums.com/susp...ck-towers.html

the Passenger side I did with a plasma cutter and it was my first time using one and I had quite a bit of clean up because I couldnt cut it smooth and I later found out the setting werent the best. The driver side I used a cutting wheel, and an air saw and it worked AWESOME because it was straight and smooth and I planned it better after I did the first tower and saw how I could improve on the mod, like welding from inside the shock tower etc.

That booster was extremely close and it was a pain to get to that valve cover bolt, so I got this setup and just put the brake pedal on the outside of the column, maybe an 1/2-1" and this is actually more comfortable with the extra space.

This past weekend I patched up the firewall to get rid of the holes that arent needed.

I pick up my int balanced 552 rotating assembly tomorrow from Fed Ex so I'm hoping to get that to the shop this week.
Hopefully this weekend I can get some time to tinker more.
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looking good man keep those pics coming.

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Rotating assembly is in posession!! Going to drop everything off at the machine shop tommorrow. 552 13.9 compression, int balanced.
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