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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-18-2003 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...for my papa-in-law's 429 powered '63 1/2 Galaxie
He was happy with it's power until he rode in my Mustang so I'm trying to talk him into a big stroker. C6 trans, 9" rear 3:1 gears. I'd guess the car weighs 4500#. I'd be looking to build something in the 480-514 ci range. What heads/cam/intake would you guys suggest?

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1965 GT coupe, 333ci aluminum headed/solid cammed stroker, four speed, 3.70:1 9"

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posted 01-18-2003 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.fordracing.com/parts/search/detail/?Partid=349&VehicleType=All+Vehicles&sequence=7&nparttypeid=223&nvehicletypeid=0&szkeyword=&partnumber=&order=&page=1&group=1&pagecoun t=3&dispagenumber=1&item=22

Todd I would just buy this motor,or copy with parts they used.That a a set of 3.5 gears.He might give you a good run for your money.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-18-2003 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's almost $8k worth of crate motor

Probably a bit much; solid roller & Vic Jr. manifold in a BIG heavy car with a stock converter. It is a bad a** piece though

I am looking at the 514 ci short block however. Rather than building his motor, just do the swap in a few weekends instead of the car being down for a few months.

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1965 GT coupe, 333ci aluminum headed/solid cammed stroker, four speed, 3.70:1 9"

All Blue Oval, no blue bottle
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jsracingbbf
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posted 01-18-2003 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can probably scare up a set of iron SCJ heads on Ebay for less than $500.00 bucks now since they are starting to get more and more aftermarket heads for the big motors. You should be able to buy a street stroker kit from eagle or scat using the BBC 6.8 inch rods, it's a bolt in and should set you back less than a grand. Now all you need is a set of SRP flat tops an intake and some headers. Try bullet or Comp cams for a mild hydraulic. Run some good rockers ( roller ) and get some single groove manley or equivalent SS valves. The motor would make tons of torque. I think you could do it for less than $4000.00. I've never built this particular combo but I have a friend who has one in his 68 ford step side pick up and it rocks.

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Jerry
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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-19-2003 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info Jerry
You being one of our resident big block guys, I was hoping you'd have something to say

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