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so im lost on the best build for my sons 460 that will be put in his 73 ford f350 super camper special, current status of the build is tear down, waiting to send it to machine shop until I can figure out best route to go. Don't know weather i should put stock pistons back in or go bigger? don't know if I should stay with stock stroke or build a stroker? my bonus son is a super responsible kid but still don't want to drop a 1000HP monster in there but still don't want him rolling some boring build. so gents and ladies plz help this dad win the award of the year. BLOCK IS *DIVE-6015-A2B * HEADS ARE ** D3VE-A2A** INTAKE IS C8SE-9425-B. I have a machine shop waiting for the block once the rotating assembly is picked out and a kickass plan to execute.
 

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For 380 to 400 HP feel free to use the following build as a guide.



Any bowl work done will help output.
OEM intake will be down about 15 hp at this state of tune.

Output is with headers and free flowing exhaust.








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For 380 to 400 HP feel free to use the following build as a guide.



Any bowl work done will help output.
OEM intake will be down about 15 hp at this state of tune.

Output is with headers and free flowing exhaust.








Scotty J. "AKA" The "Mad Porter"
"EMC 2006" 3rd place finisher
Ported BBF iron head specialist & Aluminum heads from all sources.
Custom ground cams
See our products in the Vendor for sale section
Customized crate engines
ParklandAutoMachine.com
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Hell yea man thank you to bad ur in PNW I’m way down in Phoenix AZ
 

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Hell yea man thank you to bad ur in PNW I’m way down in Phoenix AZ
At least you won't develope webbed feet and hands from all the rain. I lived in Bremerton area, Whidbey Is and Tacoma for years. 36" of rain a year is the nom. But keep in mind when you do the Carb stuff, you have to jet and timing for the drier air and alt. That will make a big difference. 110 degs and 5% hum has it's own special requirements.
 

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I live in phx and choose mad porter for my build parts and head porting anyway.
I also used to live in soggy and foggy PNW, not for me.

I'll ask again, what is your budget? Parts list is derived from power goal and use, which comes from budget..
 
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I live in phx and choose mad porter for my build parts and head porting anyway.
I also used to live in soggy and foggy PNW, not for me.

I'll ask again, what is your budget? Parts list is derived from power goal and use, which comes from budget..
4K OR LESS well its a build that the kids paying for as he works his 40hr a week job at NAPA. the wife told me to start a go fund me for him since to many kids have drug addictions and not truck addictions.
 

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To be honest 4k isn't going to go far even for just the motor. A stroker will add to the cost. Suggest using stock crank and rods and buy some inexpensive cast pistons to get CR appropriate for heads (like H612CP). Port the D3s yourself if you have the ability. Be reasonable with cam for heavy truck. 213/227-ish

And you will likely need trans upgrade, exhaust, and so on.

Good luck, enjoy time spend with kid on build.
 
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