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84 f150 build suggestions

Hello guys, first build and am wondering what you gus would build on a tight budget for a tire frier. Its a 2wd with a c6 and 3:50 limited slip rear end. My engine is a 76 f150 460.. The bottom end has to be completely redone. Would about 2000 get me a new bottom end?
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Is it a short box or a long box I'm just starting my build for my 89 f150 long box. What's your plan for motor mounts?


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It's a long box. I bought the frame perches from a 95 f350 with a 460, and bought the actual mounts at car quest for 35 bucks a side from a 95 as well. So I'm into it about 125 bucks for the mounts but the thing is that they are factory mounts. Not some cheesy l&l product
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Here's the truck it's going in, although I'm doing a complete frame off on it
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Looks like a nice starting point. Right now I'm building my 460 for my truck. And with a budget of 3000 and shopping for used parts and the best deals I can I should have my whole motor completely done carb to pan including machine work. I went to the machine shop and let them know what I wanted and what my budget was and they were more than helpful and have given me lots of advise.


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Yea that's around my budget as well with my build! Maximum 2000 in my block hopefully
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my self i would rebuild the bottom end, leave it stock and get a set of aluminum heads.that should give it a good wake up call. then if later on you want to stroke it out you already have good heads.aluminum heads are all over in price hit ebay.they run from $900 and up complete and a rebuild kit starts at about $400 and up.but you could stroke it for around $2000 or less dipending on how much the machine work would run you

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Would it be better to build the stroker bottom end first than aluminum heads later? Because even on a stroker aren't d0ve heads acceptable? I inagine a 500+ cu in with fairly stock ported heads would be a torque monster!
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thats up to you but d0ve heads can be made to breath with some work.what kind of hp you looking to make?
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Like 375-400?
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wow a realistic number lol.de smog it and a good set of headers would probly get you close.
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Yea I just want something to get me in the mid 13s maybe, not trying to set land records
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13,s should be easy to get out of it with a mild build.
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Yea I'm not going nuts as I'm only 20 and since I'm doing a frame off I don't want to skimp on everything else just to have a 550 horse engine lol
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I'm shooting for low 13's high 12's as well. My motor is a 1975 460 getting bored 30 over with 22cc pistons and c9ve heads that I have ported following Scott's instructions on the rhp website set up with proform roller rockers block zero decked should be right at ten to one. For a cam I'm getting a custom grind from Scott. I'm hoping to get a good used performer rpm and run a 780 cfm hp Holley double pumper. I'm also running a c6 and a nine with 355's. would like to see one hp per cube but idk machinist figures 475 at least.


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