Yo pop the hood !

Bruce_is_boring

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Let’s see some pics and spec of what gets your stuff movin! …… that could be interpreted wrong but you know what I’m asking . Engine swaps , trans swaps , power adders .

As for myself Iv been slowly collecting parts this past years to build and swap in a new heart for the bronco , only waiting on the final few pieces of the puzzle ( ordering engine parts during Covid has been a nightmare) .

It took me a while to commit to what I wanted build , ping ponging back and fourth between ls swap and staying with the nostalgic Windsor platform I decided to
Go ford .. for a few reasons ,1 Iv already build a few Ls and wanted to experience and experiment with a new platform , 2 I thought it would be cheaper ( it definitely isn’t ) and ,3 I really want to maintain as much nostalgia with the truck as possible ..

Engine break down:
The short block and the only used portion of the engine is a low mileage 347 stroker , scat 3.400 crank and rods with probe flat top pistons . BA862446-3106-4F56-9737-B69CDAB2A5C8.jpeg395E5432-1C9C-4581-B42A-D2BF62D8F6A1.jpegThe engine did come set up with flat tappet lifters and cam but I’ll be swapping those out for some lunati hydraulic roller lifters and custom grind roller cam .32E1B063-F276-427D-98F5-D0B6A915658F.jpeg
The heads are the pride and joy of this build full CNC ported 165cc AFR renegade heads . Not the biggest port size but should help build a healthy torque curve . I think they flow around 270cfm at 600 lift . Not wild in comparisons to LS head flow charts but should be plenty for this little engine . The head chamber size is 58cc , that paired with the 3.400 engine stroke , flat tip pistons and a .052 compressed head gasket that should put the final engine compression to about 10.6:1 . 64D64E89-48D8-4FB9-913F-CF6E3775D3E8.jpeg6D622A8F-348A-49DC-A8C7-DEFBC34FFD55.jpegRoller rockers are a must6C85E5ED-2F07-4D59-855C-07EB21B3A88C.jpeg
And to top it off I’ll be running a Holley high ram intake manifold .. I’m a little hesitant to see how this manifold will play out .. it’s a pretty large volumed short runnered manifold even though it doesn’t really look like it .. my guess is it might hinder the torque a bit but I just can’t stand the look of any other sbf multiport manifold so I took the gamble .. I also like that it’s set up to run and ls throttle body. 0000553D-9500-4E13-A8A8-195C74BAB222.jpegE2DDFA8A-1BB7-48AB-B195-2B5937E7F5FF.jpegAnd all of the above with be controlled by the Holley terminator systemD8D256AA-3FDF-4B0E-A9D4-4863F42FD5C7.jpeg
 

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the bodj

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Dope dude! Should be so much fun with more ponies. Do you have torque and hp numbers you’re shooting for?
 

Bruce_is_boring

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Dope dude! Should be so much fun with more ponies. Do you have torque and hp numbers you’re shooting for?
Thanks dude ! Honestly I’d guess it would make between 400- 450 hp at the crank and probably 400 ft lbs . Depends on how much I want to spin this thing and how much timing to throw at it . I’d be stoked with stoked with 400hp ! That’s double what the stock 5.0 is !
 

GahnRacing

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2.9l OHV

This was the most in-depth I’ve ever been rebuilding an engine solely on my own.

Ran a simple ball hone. Replaced all bearings, rings, and seals
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Replaced heads with brand new castings from King Cylinder heads. Rebuilt/cleaned lifters. Somebody ported the hell out of the upper and lower intake manifolds.129BC2CA-4D3F-4044-BEB2-E57BA42CF042.jpeg
Removed the springs from in between the rocker arms and replaced with aluminum spacers.
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All buttoned up and ready to drop inB979EBB4-2F9E-4244-915F-39EDD80028D5.jpeg
I couldn’t fit a U-bend in with my cage tube, so I opted for the lobster tail look.785E1631-3CB9-480A-9A5B-102A8C2EDB7C.jpeg
Replaced the mechanical fan for an electric to squeeze out the little bit of HPees this thing has. First time building a shroud. Not too shabby.
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Stabbed!0DA395D5-5890-4D46-8FCA-A7A238E2BFCA.jpeg
 

Bruce_is_boring

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2.9l OHV

This was the most in-depth I’ve ever been rebuilding an engine solely on my own.

Ran a simple ball hone. Replaced all bearings, rings, and seals
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Replaced heads with brand new castings from King Cylinder heads. Rebuilt/cleaned lifters. Somebody ported the hell out of the upper and lower intake manifolds.View attachment 1260
Removed the springs from in between the rocker arms and replaced with aluminum spacers.
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All buttoned up and ready to drop inView attachment 1262
I couldn’t fit a U-bend in with my cage tube, so I opted for the lobster tail look.View attachment 1263
Replaced the mechanical fan for an electric to squeeze out the little bit of HPees this thing has. First time building a shroud. Not too shabby.
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Stabbed!View attachment 1264
I love the amount of detail put into this . How much power do these little engines typically make ?
 

84projectFORD

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mmmm engine builds!

jsut some of the newest stuff ive done

couple years ago, damx engine. billet narrow crank, crower rods, fingers oval piston, lbz block, studs top and bottom. then hamilton pushrods and valve springs along with titanium keepers and seats, LBZ heads. Set it up for 1500hp/130psi of boost and 5k rpm but its being ran at 1000hp currently

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The GT's turbo setup i did last year. started at 5 psi, then 7, now we are at 9psi and im maxed on stock injectors. might bump those up and go 12psi.

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hi im james and im addicted to boost. old diesel was compound turbo, old samurai had a ko3, tracker has a t3/t4, sand car has a m90 on a j32a1 honda v6, and the wifes canyon would have a turbo on the I5 if shed let me.
 
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