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Aaron, You can use the Trick Flow Twisted Wedge Heads with this Ford Racing Short Block but a better choice for an engine of this displacement would be the AFR 185's. With this many cubic inches you need a cylinder head with more flowing capacity than that of the Twisted Wedge. As far as camshaft selection, I would need to know more about your intended use of the car, tire size, gear ratio, transmission, etc...to make a good recommendation on that. In any case I would highly recommend the piston to valve clearance be checked when assembling the heads, cam etc..as this short block has much closer tolerances with regard to the deck height and piston to valve clearance than a production 5.0.
Answered by Tommy E. from Hewitt | 1 Comments 1 0
This is a all forged internal set-up, depending on your compression ratio you go with will determine you being able to safely add forced induction on this block.
Answered by Jay W. from waco | Comment 0 0
how much would it be to buy all the parts the 363 long block comes with(long block $8100)? Wondering how much I can save by having a knowledgeable friend put together with me! That warranty is a big deal so I'm trying to see if the cost difference is worth it! Thanks for your time! I appreciate it very much!
Asked by Josh I. from Lincoln | Comment 0 0
Typical single eyebrow pistons are 2.3 cc's. Double eyebrows are 4.6 cc's. These are flat top pistons so your static compression ratio(presuming you don't deck the block or shave the pistons) will be dependent on the cc's of the combustion chambers of your heads. Compressed head gasket width has a small bit to play in it.
Try this site to see some of the basic rule of thumb numbers and calculate static compression ratios.
Answered by Johnny F. from Jefferson | 1 Comments 0 0
Normally when you see 'Short Block' in the description, the only things included are the basic block and rotating crank assembly, including rods and pistons. Usually guys go that route if they just need to replace a bad block or bottom end on a motor they already have, or if they're just wanting a foundation to build their own motor.
You will be left with supplying everything else, from oil pan to intake, cam, timing set and front cover, flywheel or flexplate, heads and all valvetrain, etc. Quite a project!
Answered by Lee P. from Springfield | Comment 0 0
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