Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Eustis, Florida
What do you think of this street engine?
OK FE engine gurus, here's your chance. I am building a 1957 Ford Custom Rat Rod per early 60s. I am not looking to run in the 10s, just be responsive and fun to drive. I plan to use a 390 with a 3 speed overdrive column shift. Budget is not a huge problem, but I don't want to sink $10,000 in a 427. Here the specs for the motor I'm thinking of building. What do you think?
FE 390 +.030, Stock H Heads, Blue Thunder 4V medium riser intake w. 600 Holley, 10/1 flat top pistons, Holman and Moody C3AZ-6250-AA .526 lift solid lifter cam, 427 mechanical advance dizzy w. Pertronics module & Tube headers.
Any improvements suggested? Go ahead, I have thick skin....