Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-09-2000, 05:27 PM
hpguy hpguy is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 571
hpguy is starting off with a positive reputation.
Engine decisions...

I have a 1964 F-250, 2WD, and I'm looking to build it up for racing. I'm looking at a 460 with a stroker kit, stroked out to a 514. It's a block, rods, pistons and rings all put together. What I'm wondering is: how hard would it be to build this engine up to between 900-1100 HP with 1000-1500 F/p of torque and an operating range of somewhere around 2500-7000 RPM's?
And where can I get good racing parts for this engine?

If It ain't broke, you're not tryin'!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-09-2000, 08:23 PM
Nathan Nathan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 1,416
Nathan is starting off with a positive reputation.
Engine decisions...

I dont mean to be critical, but if you are going to go racing, a 64 F250 is probably not the best body choice. These trucks cut through the air like a brick wall! As for the motor, its very possible if you have around $20,000 to put into it.

Nathan
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-10-2000, 08:37 AM
DeenHylton DeenHylton is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Crooked River Ranch, OR
Posts: 966
DeenHylton is starting off with a positive reputation.
Engine decisions...

>I have a 1964 F-250, 2WD,
>and I'm looking to build
>it up for racing. I'm
>looking at a 460 with
>a stroker kit, stroked out
>to a 514. It's a
>block, rods, pistons and rings
>all put together. What I'm
>wondering is: how hard would
>it be to build this
>engine up to between 900-1100
>HP with 1000-1500 F/p of
>torque and an operating range
>of somewhere around 2500-7000 RPM's?
>
>And where can I get good
>racing parts for this engine?
>
>
>If It ain't broke, you're not
>tryin'!

Getting 700-800 HP out of the big block Ford is fairly easy with a set of TFS or Ford Motor Sports heads, a 276-280 deg. roller cam @.050, and at least 11.5 compression ratio. Your power range will be between 4,500-7,800 RPM. To make over 900 HP you will need to have a sizable bank account and would probably be better off to set up the engine a little less radical but run a blower. One thing to watch out for in stroker kit engines is what crank they use. The older "2Y" cranks when stroked or "off set ground" leave very little metal in place and should only be used for street driving. Get a later model "3Y" crank as a minimum or step up and buy a forged crank for anything over 700 HP. Deen

__________________
1989 F250 460 C-6, RV cam, headers, duals, K&N, shift-kit, now 4.10's.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-18-2000, 09:51 PM
RAILMAN RAILMAN is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 103
RAILMAN is starting off with a positive reputation.
Engine decisions...

Ford Motorsports catalog now has a 514 cid crate engine, not sure of all the specs and price. Putting a 900-1100 HP racing engine in an F-250 staight axle truck is NOT a good idea!! You might be able to put an aftermarket IFS front end under it to handle the load of a big block under drag racing conditions. I believe the 514 FMS engine is rated at 600 HP normally asperated(carb. only) with nitrous you can get another 250HP or so. A blower with twin carbs or fuel injection you might reach the 1000-1100 HP mark. I just installed a 400-425 HP 351w in my '69 F-100 2wd. I am running the stock twin I beam suspention under my truck with new front springs and coil over shocks. I plan on running it at a couple of local 1/8th mile tracks next season. I am concerned about the twin I-beams under racing conditions my self. I'm going to race it for fun and not for full blown competition. If you are wanting to get seriously in to drag racing you might want to get something a little more light weight and aerodinamic like a Mustang,T-bird or even an old Maverick. Don't get me wrong I'm not knocking old ford trucks but they are not good for serious drag racing.

Randy,

'69 F-100 Ranger 351w/c6
'87 Ranger 4x4 2.9L
'98 Expedition 4x4 5.4L
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-19-2000, 02:29 PM
hpguy hpguy is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 571
hpguy is starting off with a positive reputation.
Engine decisions...

Well I'm not going for full blown competition at all. For the most part I plan on driving to shows and back home, then once in a while I'll take a trip down to the 'vard and show all these Riceboys wassup!

If It ain't broke, you're not tryin'!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-19-2000, 04:50 PM
RAILMAN RAILMAN is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 103
RAILMAN is starting off with a positive reputation.
Engine decisions...

If you are planing on driving it on the street and to shows and what have you, you may want to go with something a little bit milder than a 900-1100 Hp engine!! The basic 514 SVO crete engine will be a plenty of motor to impress whoever you want, evey chew up some C#%*Y's in the process!! You may want to think about a 351w, SVO have one in there catalog Rated at 375HP For about 6 grand, the 514 Is around $8,500-$9000 bucks I think. Like said in my last post,I just built a 351w with 400-425HP with a c6 tranny and 4.11 gears in a nine inch and put it in my '69 F-100 swb.It carries the heavy truck down the road in a hurry!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-20-2000, 11:57 PM
mavman mavman is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: arkansas
Posts: 227
mavman is starting off with a positive reputation.
Engine decisions...

Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2000, 11:57 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1992 truck build questions wookieslayer19 Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 3 05-22-2014 06:51 PM
1992 F-150 build wookieslayer19 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 5 05-20-2014 05:34 PM
Whats the best Ford engine to build up for mud racing powerstroke F350 Performance & General Engine Building 5 08-28-2011 09:40 PM
Looking for a engine builder near Hayden, AL 98SVTCobra Alabama Chapter 2 08-08-2009 07:40 PM
torque converter stall speed Vee Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case 2 03-10-2006 04:01 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Big Block V8 - 385 Series (6.1/370, 7.0/429, 7.5/460)

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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup