390 build

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Pat86004
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390 build

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Post by Pat86004 » 16 Oct 2017, 21:49

I've got my block in the machine shop getting ready to be built. I'm looking to build a good streetable hotrod that I maybe take to the strip once or twice a year just for fun. I'm in that fun stage of window shopping for parts. If anyone has a recipe for a badass street 390, I'd love some details.

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Post by twocats » 17 Oct 2017, 03:03

Contact Survival Motor Sports. Barry has a stroker kit that could turn that 390 to a 445 prison breaker. Also go to Ford Fe forum on web. Great info and help from racers to back yard builders.

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Post by Pat86004 » 17 Oct 2017, 09:16

Ill check out the forum for sure, I don't think I want to spend the money on a stroker though.

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Post by propayne » 17 Oct 2017, 10:24

You could also go have a look at this thread -

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6817&hilit=XR7+G+engine+rebuild

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Re: 390 build

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Post by Pat86004 » 17 Oct 2017, 15:06

twocats wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 03:03
Contact Survival Motor Sports. Barry has a stroker kit that could turn that 390 to a 445 prison breaker. Also go to Ford Fe forum on web. Great info and help from racers to back yard builders.
Which Fe forum are you referring to? It seems a little strange to me how difficult it seems to be to find anything about building a performance 390 without a stroker.

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Post by xr7g428 » 18 Oct 2017, 19:40

If you have the old school vibe, you can use the Ford Muscle parts books to guide you. Basically bolt CJ stuff to the 390 and hang on.
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