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Post  bruno on February 6th 2011, 1:51 pm

by john marcella ......

This is a Thor intake going on E460 heads on a DRCE 2 block. The bank stagger difference between ford and chevy made this thing a nightmare. But its done now! And is a great manifold for a boosted application.

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Post  Wayne Pearce on February 6th 2011, 2:28 pm

????????????????????????????????????, HUH ???????????

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Post  res0rli9 on February 6th 2011, 2:43 pm

Wayne Pearce wrote:????????????????????????????????????, HUH ???????????

Wayne


YEH!!!!!??????? scratch scratch scratch scratch

other than that Looks Dam good Smile

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Post  Curt on February 6th 2011, 3:07 pm

I think Bruno has been in the spray adhesive. Suspect
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Post  res0rli9 on February 6th 2011, 3:19 pm

Curt wrote:I think Bruno has been in the spray adhesive. Suspect

and testing his Nos up his nose?

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Post  bruno on February 6th 2011, 3:25 pm

you guys are so funny ....

here is a completed piece for a Thor n/a deal








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Post  LBSRACING on February 6th 2011, 4:32 pm

Dang now thats sexy
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Post  res0rli9 on February 6th 2011, 5:20 pm

I SEE, said the blind man. Cool

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Post  bb429power on February 6th 2011, 5:35 pm

res0rli9 wrote:I SEE, said the blind man. Cool
Ever hear the song Colt 45?
"Wait a minute man
Hey check this out man (tell it)
There was this blind man right, (this fool right here)(man check it, hey)
There was this blind man right(hey)
He was feelin' his way down the street with a stick right (yeah), hey
He walked past this fish market, you know what I'm sayin' (fish market?)
He stopped he took a deep breath he said
"Snfffffff, woooo good morning ladies" <all laughing>"

Well I like the intake, I wish I had a use for one though Laughing
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Post  bbf-falcon on February 6th 2011, 8:05 pm

He is building a new intake like that for my buddies FE (A oneoff deal). He does fantastic work. Shocked

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Post  res0rli9 on February 6th 2011, 8:36 pm

bruno wrote:you guys are so funny ....

here is a completed piece for a Thor n/a deal









HEY! ( Nos Nose ) this intake ant make from the same parts that are in the first pic....good try tho

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Post  Nevs on February 6th 2011, 9:15 pm

Who did the fabrication on the sheetmetal manifold Nick? Beautiful workmanship.
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Post  bruno on February 6th 2011, 9:22 pm

Nevs wrote:Who did the fabrication on the sheetmetal manifold Nick? Beautiful workmanship.


Steve his name is John Marcella ....hands down the best out there in fabbed intakes
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Post  Nevs on February 6th 2011, 9:43 pm

bruno wrote:
Nevs wrote:Who did the fabrication on the sheetmetal manifold Nick? Beautiful workmanship.


Steve his name is John Marcella ....hands down the best out there in fabbed intakes

I just checked out his website, he does it all! Very nice, I wonder what his pricing is like???
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Post  Outlaw5.0 on February 7th 2011, 5:03 pm

The intake is for my project. I will give the entire story of the block deal so nothing is to question. I needed a smaller c.i.d big block for use in the outlaw drag radial class. I wanted a NHRA prostock style engine that had still had the hp, but not the brutal torque of a 565 or 598.

I looked into the FRPP A460 block, but you can't can't move the lifter bores due to the lifter bore boss design. Next up was the Eliminator block. The lifter bores could be moved slightly, but the 3.00 mains and 10.300 deck were the hold up since the stroke would only be 3.850-4.00. I could cut the deck down to 10.200, but not much more because of the top bell housing bolts. Nothing could be done with the mains, so that option was gone since it would see 9500 rpms. The DRCE 2 was the next option...........of course the bank offset is different. The DRCE comes rough with a 9.500 deck, 2.750 mains, no lifter bores, head bolt holes and etc, which is exactly what I needed. The bore ended up at 4.600 along with a 3.750 stroke. The stroke was suppose to be 3.850, but some signals got crossed, I'm not happy, but not the end of the world.

Billet aluminum was out, too much money.

Wish I had the money to design a new iron/compacted graphite block with moved and rotated intake lifters, 2.750 mains, deck height options, cam journal option up to 70mm, along with a C-4 bell housing option.


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Post  bruno on February 7th 2011, 5:35 pm

I can tell you if John is doing it , its going to be sweet , cant wait to see the finished product Outlaw
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Post  Outlaw5.0 on February 7th 2011, 5:46 pm

Well its going to be a while, its done.....................but John requested no photos yet. Sorry.

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Post  138 on February 7th 2011, 8:03 pm

Outlaw5.0 wrote:The intake is for my project. I will give the entire story of the block deal so nothing is to question. I needed a smaller c.i.d big block for use in the outlaw drag radial class. I wanted a NHRA prostock style engine that had still had the hp, but not the brutal torque of a 565 or 598.

I looked into the FRPP A460 block, but you can't can't move the lifter bores due to the lifter bore boss design. Next up was the Eliminator block. The lifter bores could be moved slightly, but the 3.00 mains and 10.300 deck were the hold up since the stroke would only be 3.850-4.00. I could cut the deck down to 10.200, but not much more because of the top bell housing bolts. Nothing could be done with the mains, so that option was gone since it would see 9500 rpms. The DRCE 2 was the next option...........of course the bank offset is different. The DRCE comes rough with a 9.500 deck, 2.750 mains, no lifter bores, head bolt holes and etc, which is exactly what I needed. The bore ended up at 4.600 along with a 3.750 stroke. The stroke was suppose to be 3.850, but some signals got crossed, I'm not happy, but not the end of the world.

Billet aluminum was out, too much money.

Wish I had the money to design a new iron/compacted graphite block with moved and rotated intake lifters, 2.750 mains, deck height options, cam journal option up to 70mm, along with a C-4 bell housing option.

are you a die hard ford guy or what? Very Happy what kept you from just doing a short deck bbc based build?

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Post  Outlaw5.0 on February 7th 2011, 8:10 pm

138 wrote:
Outlaw5.0 wrote:The intake is for my project. I will give the entire story of the block deal so nothing is to question. I needed a smaller c.i.d big block for use in the outlaw drag radial class. I wanted a NHRA prostock style engine that had still had the hp, but not the brutal torque of a 565 or 598.

I looked into the FRPP A460 block, but you can't can't move the lifter bores due to the lifter bore boss design. Next up was the Eliminator block. The lifter bores could be moved slightly, but the 3.00 mains and 10.300 deck were the hold up since the stroke would only be 3.850-4.00. I could cut the deck down to 10.200, but not much more because of the top bell housing bolts. Nothing could be done with the mains, so that option was gone since it would see 9500 rpms. The DRCE 2 was the next option...........of course the bank offset is different. The DRCE comes rough with a 9.500 deck, 2.750 mains, no lifter bores, head bolt holes and etc, which is exactly what I needed. The bore ended up at 4.600 along with a 3.750 stroke. The stroke was suppose to be 3.850, but some signals got crossed, I'm not happy, but not the end of the world.

Billet aluminum was out, too much money.

Wish I had the money to design a new iron/compacted graphite block with moved and rotated intake lifters, 2.750 mains, deck height options, cam journal option up to 70mm, along with a C-4 bell housing option.

are you a die hard ford guy or what? Very Happy what kept you from just doing a short deck bbc based build?
I'll take a crack at it.......

#1 reason is stupidity for not using the DRCE 3 heads
#2 is pressure to keep it mostly Ford based
#3 the guy doing the heads did not have a DRCE 3 program
#4 did I say stupidity?

If I hurt the heads, DRCE 3 will be used next.


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Post  bruno on February 7th 2011, 9:06 pm

no problem Outlaw ...thank you for all the info you have already gave us
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Post  72mav on February 7th 2011, 10:56 pm

That is going to to be a bitchen bastard combo for sure...
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Post  BOSS 429 on February 7th 2011, 11:20 pm

maybe i missed it,but why not use a prostock block?
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Post  Outlaw5.0 on February 7th 2011, 11:25 pm

BOSS 429 wrote:maybe i missed it,but why not use a prostock block?
The old A500 was basically unavailable. I found one good A500 block that sonic checked good for a 4.600, it cost $6000.00. Then it still needed to be bored, linebored/honed, cam tunnel line bored, lifter bores drilled, and etc. The DRCE 2 needed the same and only cost $2500.00. Machining cost me $3200.00, so I have $5700.00 in a fully machined block. The new prostock block and heads was not done yet, and is still basically unavailable and very costly.

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Post  138 on February 7th 2011, 11:59 pm

a little more info on your quest for others to see....

http://www.460ford.com/forum/showthread.php?t=116411

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Post  bruno on February 8th 2011, 1:02 am

138 wrote:a little more info on your quest for others to see....

http://www.460ford.com/forum/showthread.php?t=116411


great read outlaw ....it seems like they field has gained about a second in the quarter since you first started this project ...... but i believe an f3 on this build should still get you there
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