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Old 01-24-2010, 01:42 PM
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351M/C6 Rebuild in North Alabama/Huntsville

Hey y'all,

I've got a '79 F-150, and have finally gotten to the point of wanting/needing to rebuild (or replace?) the drivetrain on my truck.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a engine and transmission builder in the Huntsville/North Alabama area?

I'm looking to keep this as a daily driver, but beef it up quite a bit. I'm considering asking Tim Meyer to build a 434 Stroker for me and then swap it out when it gets here, unless there's someone just as good here!

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I'm had my engine work done at Performance Specialties Inc (205-841-7790) in Birmingham. The owners names are Rick Pennington and Al Moore. They did an excellent job for me. They do all the machining, balancing and dyno work in house. My engine was a 351M and we used Tmeyer's 400 pistons, .030 overbore with a 400 crank to get 408c.i.. We used an Edelbrock 400 intake, Comp 255deh cam and a 600cfm carb with headers and it dyno'd at 339hp@4300 and 478ft/lbs@2900. Obviously this is a mild build compared to a stroker 434, but was a huge difference in original form. I know it would be little bit out of the way from Hunstville area.
My transmission work was done by Performance Torque Converters (www.ptcrace.com) in Muscle Shoals (256-383-6868). They do a professional job and after rebuild they dyno your transmission to make sure the pressures and shift points are correct.
I hope this helps you some.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:15 PM
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That's good info...thanks! I'll definitely look up PTC for my C6. I've just got to figure out how heavy I want to go on the engine rebuild/replace. Your route sounds awesome! I'm a little wary of the lack of Huntsville-specific recommendations for engine builders, both from FTE and folks I've asked about in person. Fultondale may not be too far of a reach. Thanks again!
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You're welcome. Good luck with your build.
Just a suggestion, try asking the folks at PTC for reliable engine builders in your area. They deal with alot of the racers and they should be able to get some leads.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:44 PM
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Wilco. Thanks again!
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I have a standard bore 460 block sitting in my shed you can have if you'd like
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You still have that 460 block sitting in your shed?
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