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My 408 build. ITS ALIVE!!!!
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Hey guys, Just figured I would give you a heads up on how my 408 build is going and give a rundown on some of the parts I have ordered. Well everyone probably knows all about my other motor that dropped a valve at the end of summer and destroyed it. If not heres the thread for some nice reading Big Grin http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-bad-d...he-carnage

Any how the plan is to build a 408 Cleveland stroker with aluminum AFD 4v heads. I found a good standard block on craigslist locally for a steal of $75. Its at the machine shop now and has been gone all through and is awaiting the rest of the parts. For the rotating assembly I went with a Scat 408 kit thats balanced and includes the damper and flexplate.
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I got it ordered and now just waiting for SCAT to finish it up. Just a heads up alot of these companies are running 6-8 weeks behind on rotating assemblies. Just that time of year i guessl. Heres the link for the specs. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sca-1-.../make/ford

For the heads i went with AFD4VS aluminum heads. I have done a good bit of research and these seem to be very good heads for the money. Roy is running a set on his car and seems to like them too. I just ordered the heads today and should have them in about 10 days.
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Heres some info on the heads. http://www.ebay.com/itm/boss-302-351c-35...27cf0d065b

For the intake I am going to run an Edelbrock Torker II. The guy Im buying the heads off of reconmended this intake and it seems like it will work nicely for me. I ordered it the other day and should be here anytime.
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Heres a link to the intake info. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/edl-27.../make/ford

I am going to be running my Harland Sharp Roller rockers from my other motor since they are a quality part and were not damaged at all.
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Heres a link to the info for the rockers. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/csp-s4.../make/ford

For the headers I will be able to reuse my Hedman cermaic coated headers again. The AFD heads actually have a 2V exhaust design and will work well with my headers.

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Heres a link to the info for the headers. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/hed-88...el/mustang

As far as a cam choice goes I am still not sure what cam we will run yet. My engine builder is going to talk with the guy that sells the AFD heads and collaborate with him to come up with a good cam spec. It will probably be a Comp cam with hydraulic roller lifters. And as far as the carb goes I also have to order a new one because my holley 750dp will not be enough to feed this beast! Big Grin So once the engine builder tells me what cfm I will need to run I will start shopping around for a new carb.
Thats all I have so far. But im sure I will have more to come. Cant wait till spring to get this monster on the road again!!!
Thanks for reading.
Kevin

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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CALL comp cams and talk to them. They will grind you whatever you need to meet what you want to do. But have all your info in hand before calling.
You need to decide on a gear,rpm. tranny, stall if auto. etc... and be honest about what you want to do with it. Turn it 8/10000 or 2000 rpm all day.
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Tnfastbk;108665 Wrote:CALL comp cams and talk to them. They will grind you whatever you need to meet what you want to do. But have all your info in hand before calling.
You need to decide on a gear,rpm. tranny, stall if auto. etc... and be honest about what you want to do with it. Turn it 8/10000 or 2000 rpm all day.

Thanks Roy i will do that. I will see what these guys suggest then call comp and see what they think. The gears and tranny are already done and i won't be changeing them anytime soon. Gears are 3.73 posi, c4 trans with 3000 stall converter and custom bowler valvebody. I am not going to baby this motor but dont need to turn 8000rpm all day either probably in the 6-7000 range. my old motor cruised nice at 55-60 at about 3000 rpm and as soon as you touched the throttle you were in the power. Cant wait to see what this thing will do.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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turtle5353;108667 Wrote:
Tnfastbk;108665 Wrote:CALL comp cams and talk to them. They will grind you whatever you need to meet what you want to do. But have all your info in hand before calling.
You need to decide on a gear,rpm. tranny, stall if auto. etc... and be honest about what you want to do with it. Turn it 8/10000 or 2000 rpm all day.

Thanks Roy i will do that. I will see what these guys suggest then call comp and see what they think. The gears and tranny are already done and i won't be changeing them anytime soon. Gears are 3.73 posi, c4 trans with 3000 stall converter and custom bowler valvebody. I am not going to baby this motor but dont need to turn 8000rpm all day either probably in the 6-7000 range. my old motor cruised nice at 55-60 at about 3000 rpm and as soon as you touched the throttle you were in the power. Cant wait to see what this thing will do.

Like I said they will grind you whatever you need for not much more than an off the shelf box cam. I still have my rev limiter at approx 6400rpm and at that point it shows no sign of running out of juice
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#5
Thanks for the thread and info Kevin! I'll be following the build.
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#6
Wife just text me at work and said my intake came today!!!!! YAAA!!! One more part closer!!

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#7
Cool, this motor is going to be sick.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#8
Got some parts in today for the motor build!!! I came home today and a big box was sitting in front of the garage. Finally got my stroker kit from SCAT!! Took them almost 6 weeks to get it here! But I have it now and its heading to the machine shop tomorrow. The heads are suppose to be here in less than a week. Cant wait to get this thing done!!!!!

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Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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Merry ChristmasBig Grin
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#10
Awesome!!!
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