Rebuilding a 400-500hp tow engine - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel SPONSORED BY:

Rebuilding a 400-500hp tow engine

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-03-2012, 03:27 AM
greatwhitef350's Avatar
greatwhitef350 greatwhitef350 is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Visalia U.S.A.
Posts: 68
greatwhitef350 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Rebuilding a 400-500hp tow engine

Turns out i have a cracked piston so I want to make sure I rebuild my engine reliable with 400-500hp tow motor. I called Clay and he has the ford rebuild kit and he could machine the piston and ceramic coat them also. He also has the comp 910 springs and push rods. Anything else you guys recommend for more reliabilty and possibly getting me the horse power i'm targeting. I will be getting full force stage 2 sticks along with the other mods i already have.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-03-2012, 05:25 AM
SkySkiJason's Avatar
SkySkiJason SkySkiJason is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: N.GA Mountains
Posts: 4,339
SkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant future
Quote:
Originally Posted by greatwhitef350 View Post
Turns out i have a cracked piston so I want to make sure I rebuild my engine reliable with 400-500hp tow motor. I called Clay and he has the ford rebuild kit and he could machine the piston and ceramic coat them also. He also has the comp 910 springs and push rods. Anything else you guys recommend for more reliabilty and possibly getting me the horse power i'm targeting. I will be getting full force stage 2 sticks along with the other mods i already have.
Better tunes. I have (2) engines w/cracked pistons sitting on my garage floor right now... It took me a minute, but I came around before the 2nd one broke (after those toons for 70k miles, it was too late though...). After experiencing the difference in better tuning, I could never go back. Those still taking the koolaid can say what they want.

You might consider head studs. I'd definitely recommend a T4/S366 and 160/100's - probably the perfect 'tow rig' combo. Ya probably need more like 238/100's and maybe more air to get to 500HP - but it'd still be a good tow rig with the right tunes.

With AC codes (160/stock nozzles) and 38R, my truck dyno'ed 370HP in 'hot' tune and 320HP in 'tow' tune. This is a towing animal and EGT's are never a problem - but bigger nozzles would have given me more power without any real trade-off's..... (except the option to consume more fuel! )

I do have a set of coated Int'l up-pipes and a coated 38R (came from Clay ) for sale in the classifieds!! (shameless plug )

It sucks this happened to you, but I know you'll be happy with the new engine at the power you are lookin' for!!!!! Post some pics of the carnage.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
upgade options KAGAN21 1997 - 2003 F150 17 02-01-2016 09:22 PM
project truck tjr8911 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 2 08-02-2015 05:32 PM
which big block? mike k m 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 29 07-09-2014 11:25 PM
Body Plate Decode - 1964 Econoline Pickup ApocBane Ranchero & 1961 - 1967 Econoline 1 09-06-2013 06:39 PM
Testing the coolant clutch fan??? pjnadon 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 12 02-14-2011 10:27 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 PM.