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Post  dfree383 on March 6th 2013, 7:47 am

Been putting this one together for awhile, thought I'd share it.

I'm hoping it will be on Mike Phillips dyno this week and I'll share the sheets.

1968 428 Block bored .040, decked and line honed.
Factory 428 Crank 20/20
Factory Rods with ARP bolts
Speed Pro, Forged CJ Pistons at about 10.5:1
Balanced Internally

Comp Cams small street mechanical flat tapped can and lifters.
Comp double roller timing chain.
SFI Balancer
Melling Std Volumn Pump
Canton T Pan and Pick-up with Tray.

Heads are C4AE-G Big Port 390 heads.
Hardened exhaust seat and ned guides
2.09 1.66 SS Valves and 30 degree valve job.
Mild port work and bowl clean-up
Set of Crane 1.76 Aluminum Roller Rockers.

Edelbrock Perfromer RPM and a Proform Carb
MSD Stand Alone Distributor
Hooker 1 3/4" Haders
Edelbrock ALuminum Water Pump and a set of Ford Racing Aluminum Valve Covers



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Post  dfree383 on March 6th 2013, 7:54 am

Here's some Pics of the Engine

The FE Build. DF428-2

The FE Build. DF428-1

And a couple of the Future Recipiant.

The FE Build. 1966Merc-1

The FE Build. 1966Merc-2
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Post  5pointslow on March 6th 2013, 9:19 am

sweet car ...always thought those were cool that you dont see them everywere
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Post  psfracer on March 6th 2013, 9:53 am

Cool FE. I learned all about motors from the FE, as I had a 390, then a 428 in my first car--a 1967 mustang GTA fastback.
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Post  manofmerc on March 6th 2013, 10:13 am

Nice merc and you should have a good runner for it .I am waiting to pick up the heads for my 428 build going into my 69 cyclone .I had to wait for some valves from SI .dfree have you any experience with si valves ? their prices are reasonable and the valves at least look good .They were$191 with shipping .Good luck and let us know how it turns out .Doug

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Post  dfree383 on March 6th 2013, 10:28 am

I'd use SI valves in street performance stuff, they make a good product IMO.
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Post  61coon on March 6th 2013, 1:36 pm

Love the car Dave! Should be a fine cruiser when you get it all together. Cool
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Post  bluef100fe on March 6th 2013, 4:06 pm

Should be a fun engine depending which small mechanical flat tappet street cam you went with... looking forward to hearing the results dave... hope it all works out in your favor.
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Post  66prostreetfairlane on March 6th 2013, 6:33 pm

should be a nice little street bruiser..good luck on the dyno...what are hoping for?
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Post  richter69 on March 6th 2013, 6:45 pm

start it and do a burnout...........
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Post  Tony M on March 6th 2013, 11:50 pm

Nice rare car !
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Post  dfree383 on March 7th 2013, 12:09 am

66prostreetfairlane wrote:should be a nice little street bruiser..good luck on the dyno...what are hoping for?

450-475 hp is what I'm expecting.
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Post  BigBlockFalcon on March 17th 2013, 9:16 am

The good old FE. My 390 is still runnning strong with about 2000 runs on it. My Falcon ran 7.11@97 last night at 3300lbs
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Post  dfree383 on March 20th 2013, 6:49 am

Mike only took it to 4800........ Crying or Very sad

It made 425 hp @ 4800 was still climbing and 500 ft lbs.

I figure with another 1000 rpm its probably in the 450-475hp range......... Sleep
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Post  bluef100fe on March 20th 2013, 8:03 am

Did it make peak torque @ 4800? To bad mike didn't find the horsepower peak... how much duration @.050 and what LSA? Must be fairly large for a cruiser. Ya don't see dyno data on FE's very often... thanks for sharing.
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Post  IDT-572 on March 20th 2013, 2:24 pm

dfree383 wrote:Mike only took it to 4800........ Crying or Very sad

It made 425 hp @ 4800 was still climbing and 500 ft lbs.

I figure with another 1000 rpm its probably in the 450-475hp range......... Sleep


Why only 4800 rpm did he have dyno problems or something.............. scratch
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Post  dfree383 on March 20th 2013, 8:05 pm

bluef100fe wrote:Did it make peak torque @ 4800? To bad mike didn't find the horsepower peak... how much duration @.050 and what LSA? Must be fairly large for a cruiser. Ya don't see dyno data on FE's very often... thanks for sharing.

Its a small cam IMO 231 242 just under .600 lift on a 110.

Blake I'm not sure why Mike didn't pull it a little higher, I'm guessing he had a brain fart or was in a hurry?
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Post  bluef100fe on March 20th 2013, 9:23 pm

Wow quite the split... i guess its pretty small compared to what your used too.... sounds like it runs well... hope you get to enjoy it. Thanks for sharing.
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Post  738drvr on March 27th 2013, 10:54 pm

You gonna be revving that thing above 5k? I would think with that cam it should get real close to 500HP once it hits its peak. Very cool car BTW. By the looks of all your projects, you're obviously not married. lol!


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Post  dfree383 on March 27th 2013, 11:02 pm

It's just a cruiser and car show queen won't see much if any track action, other than I have a rivalry with a 73 Buick Electra that needs a woopin'

No wife and Kids...... Is it that obvious? Laughing
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