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Location: Millersville Md.
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Thoughts on this engine build
Just wanted to throw this out to see what the consensus was. If parts need to be changed I can live with that. I'm looking for a reliable car that I can race on the weekends with minimal breakage with standard maintenance.
1993 Mustang GT – Interior stripped – Bracket race only – No street
8 Point Roll Bar – Comp Engineering bolt in Sub Frame connectors
UPR Double adjustable lowers and single adjustable uppers
Wild Rides Battle Box torque box reinforcements
Moroso driveshaft safety loop
Draglite rears 15” X 8” w/5.5” BS 28X9X15 slicks
Comp Engineering steering column w/QD wheel
Weight – 3000# with driver (est)
Fuel: Prefer 93 octane but can use LL100 if necessary
UPR coil overs with Caster camber plates and Comp Eng 90/10 drag shocks up front
Eibach drag springs with Comp Eng 3 way drag shocks in rear
Flaming river manual rack and pinion steeling
1997 460 Short Block
1970 D0VE heads with 2.25” intake and 1.76“ Exhaust valves – RHP website mild port
Lunati VooDoo 219/227 dur HFT cam with lifters, springs, retainers, locks 540/552 lift
Scorpion 1.73 roller rockers
Cloyes early model double roller timing chain
Using .050” Cometic head gasket should yield approx 10:1 compression
Weiand 8012 Stealth Intake
MSD 8580 Billet mech advance distributor with MSD6AL ignition box
Holley 3310-1 750 Vac Sec carb with Blue electric pump and dead end regulator AN-08 lines.
FMS A460 oil pan with Melling M84 oil pump
D&D 2” primary/3.5” collector full length header
1974 C6 from F250 – B&K shift kit installed
Hughes 2500RPM stall converter
Stock 8.8 Rear with 3.55 posi and Comp. Eng. Pinion snubber.
Check bore to verify still stock 4.36.
Check crank for stock journal diameters.
Using a Lindy piston notching tool, notch the stock piston to accept the 2.25” intake valve (2.4” notch)
Perform clean-up hone with 240/400 grit balls
Clean all passages/Chase all threads/Improve oil flow passages/paint block
Considering tapping expansion plug ports for thread in plugs
Assemble engine – New rings and bearings. Check for proper push rod length. Order pushrods.
Last edited by Mark G; 06-21-2019 at 08:18 AM.
Reason: Its a 97 short block, not a 93 (I believe they are the same)