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Old 12-09-2013, 10:35 AM
 
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I've been racing for years I think in todays world of racing it's all about preference and how much you want to spend. I am a Ford guy I've had better results with Fords than Chevy. And yes Fords are easyer to build in my opinion. You can get way more cubes out of a SBF than a SBC. I have a 81 Capri 351-C 4-V closed chamber heads .700 lift mec roller 262-272 dur Funnel web intake Milidone valves-stock size stock crank stock rods TRW forged pistos good ARP BOLTS all through the motor. 950Cfm 4150 dominator MSD IGN 4000 Hueghs stall comp valve body no transbreak 430 gears. I'm running 9.40s on a 150 shot. Dollar for dollar I have not been beat yet. $3500 from carb to oil pan-all retail no swapmeet **** or hook-up on parts. All RETAIL!
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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We are all talking about the motors ford vs chevy and I Agree ford for me is a better built better pulling v8 small block and big block in stock form ! I mostly talk in factory terms or slightly modified only here because race engines are another world but in the racing world I still prefer a ford hands down for a lot of reason like a 427 s b f just to name one (351 stroked ) but anyway what about the ford 9 inch rear end you know the one lots of chevy guys run in hot rods and race cars with Hugh amount of power put though it !! You can find a 9 inch in almost every truck ford built up to the early 80s half ton and 3 qt ton with 31 spline axel , chevy had the pencil thin corp, 10 bolt and 12 bolt in half ton in 3 qt, ton trucks and they were a joke. And a c 6 trans in a truck was just as strong or stronger then a th 350/400 but what do I know I only owned both since the 60 s and I still drive nothing but the great American pickup truck everyday !! Oh yeah" just in case you dint know its a ford f 350 !!!!
The most common 351W stoker kit is to 408Ci this fox body coupe with a 6-speed T56 is a car I would love to build but it is a car that was iconic to my generation and it saved the Mustang from being put out of production and the FWD the Ford Probe which was supposed to replace it.

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Old 12-11-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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You can build a small block Chevy to 472, and I don't think it's possible with the Ford.
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Talk about beating a deadhorse.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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You can build a small block Chevy to 472, and I don't think it's possible with the Ford.
Do you remember when Don Kern in St. Louis built the first 460" sbc? He also had built a 476" Winsor, but the magazines were only interested in the sbc. He built a few of them after that for customers too. He told me the little big inch Ford was easier to do and made 75-80 more horsepower with the Cleveland heads. That was well before anyone was really using aftermarket blocks except for KB and Venny Hemi's, and Donovans. But they were pushing 10k for a block even back then !
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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Do you remember when Don Kern in St. Louis built the first 460" sbc? He also had built a 476" Winsor, but the magazines were only interested in the sbc. He built a few of them after that for customers too. He told me the little big inch Ford was easier to do and made 75-80 more horsepower with the Cleveland heads. That was well before anyone was really using aftermarket blocks except for KB and Venny Hemi's, and Donovans. But they were pushing 10k for a block even back then !
No, I don't, so can you document this claim?
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:52 PM
 
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I love my 1997 chevy tahoe with the 5.7 350. I'm a GM guy for life.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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No, I don't, so can you document this claim?

Don built these engines in the mid 70's. He was also the first person I knew of that ever "built" a 400sbc for strictly racing when everyone was claiming the 400 sbc couldn't be built because the saimesed bores made it too hot, and Don just laughed at that. Once his 410 sbc was a winner in some local dirt track racing and it stayed together, then more people started building them. As for "document", you would have to find some old car magazines from the 70's.
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