As I promised, here is the build up of the 429. It came out of a 68 Thunderbird. When we took the motor apart, we were surprised to find Ford stampings on the bearings, and pistons. The motor had never came apart
I had the crank cut 10/10, the block is bored 30 over with torque plates, decked, and line honed
Now is that a piston or what! 30 over 10.5 forged Sealed power
Short bock is done
The heads have Comp Cams springs, the intake valves are stock, but exhaust are swirl polished, and are alittle bigger then stock
Without this guy I couldn't have done this, this is my buddy Joe. But I paid the price too, I had to do all the body and prep to his 89 S-10, he was dam happy with it, so he helped me with the motor and dropping it in (10 fucking times! Dam motor mounts, the people at hooker should be shot and pissed on I tell you. We ended up making our own motor mounts in the end, and it fits in there better to!)
The mammoth 2 inch headers
After 429. It fits in there real nice to. I know when I see the hood up on a 5.0, I'll prob say "Wow is there ever a lot of room in there!"
And there it is, all in all done, and coming to a stop light, and you better hope not near you! Camaro whatyoumacallits, Firechicken something or other, Corvette thingamabobs and Dodge garden snakes, watch out!
It's first 5 mins of life, nothing like breaking in a motor with open headers at 10 o'clock at night in a residential area, with a old folks home right across the street, and the cop shop one block away!
I have to thank, Joe at FMR Speed and custom, Bill at Motion Performance, Grant at Custom Crank, Mike, Adam, and anyone else that helped me put it together, or pissed me off to make me do this!!!!
I think most people would have to agree that, that is a pretty tight fit!
Because this motor was never here from the factory, the SVO trans X member was basically blocking the headers, so I spent a few hours laying under the car and made a new one. Now when the exhauts gets done, it will be a strait shot in, and without any bs bending