Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 1231 Upper Trace, Owensboro,KY 42303
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I thought it was an excellent article. I've read and reread the article about 3 times now. If you study the prices, and delete the cost of the Dommy carb, the MSD distributor and wires, and substitute a more economical set of valve covers for those high dollar custom sheet metal valve covers,,,,then you are looking at just over $8,200 for the deal. I've seen similiar pump gas BB Ford "crate engines" on the internet packaged like that, (minus carb, distributor and wires) that listed for more money, but make less power and torque. I would suggest that all of us BB Ford lovers read and study the article, which is in the June 2009 issue of Popular Hot Rodding.
In regards to the potential of the P-51 heads,,,, Lem, Jet Boat Bob, Randy Moore and myself, just built a race gas P-51 headed 562 CID engine that made 951 Hp and 787 lbs.ft. of Tq. Of course we upgraded to a forged crank and a FRPP A-460 block, along with some other goodies, but it was still a single QFT 1250 carb deal. First time out last Sunday, the engine ran a 5.15 in the 1/8th mile in Randy's Mustang.