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Old April 22nd, 2007, 05:30 PM   #1
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which top end engine package on a 408 stroker


well Im going to build a 408 stroker
im tossed on which engine package would produce the best results staying with EFI what do you guys think stay with a ford racing package, edelbrock or holly systemax?

ps i ruled out trick flow because of the special pistons needed for the twisted wedge heads
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None. Put your own package together.

Why are special pistons a big deal if you are building a 408? You need to order pistons anyway. They are not "special". Every piston company stocks them and alot of companies have 2 sets of valve reliefs, one set for inline valves and one set for Twisted Wedge heads.
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You are going to need an R-Series or AFR 205 head on a 408.
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Originally Posted by Darrell
None. Put your own package together.

Why are special pistons a big deal if you are building a 408? You need to order pistons anyway. They are not "special". Every piston company stocks them and alot of companies have 2 sets of valve reliefs, one set for inline valves and one set for Twisted Wedge heads.
i was looking at the package to save money seems like a better deal
2200 for heads, cam, roller rcckers,upper and lower manifold,gasket kit valve covers head bolts timing chain all matched. ford edelbrock or holley
can you match a setup for less. Im just trying to get the most hp for the money .

the stroker kits on ebay for 1000 or so seem to shy away for the twisted wedge head is all. with my limited smarts about fords i just dont want to make an expensive guess package deals with proven track records seem samrter for the nobie like me Pat

whay the r type head is there a problem with clearance? sorry im new
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Originally Posted by Clockman
Why are special pistons a big deal if you are building a 408? You need to order pistons anyway. They are not "special". Every piston company stocks them and alot of companies have 2 sets of valve reliefs, one set for inline valves and one set for Twisted Wedge heads.
i was looking at the package to save money seems like a better deal
2200 for heads, cam, roller rcckers,upper and lower manifold,gasket kit valve covers head bolts timing chain all matched. ford edelbrock or holley
can you match a setup for less. Im just trying to get the most hp for the money .

the stroker kits on ebay for 1000 or so seem to shy away for the twisted wedge head is all. with my limited smarts about fords i just dont want to make an expensive guess package deals with proven track records seem samrter for the nobie like me Pat

whay the r type head is there a problem with clearance? sorry im new[/quote]

If you can find a package that has a good 200cc intake port head then you might be ok. The common 170cc heads are a bit on the small side for a 408. Also I wouldn't buy a stroker kit from ebay. Alot of junk runs thru ebay. Cheap and quality do not go together.
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Originally Posted by Darrell
Originally Posted by Clockman
Why are special pistons a big deal if you are building a 408? You need to order pistons anyway. They are not "special". Every piston company stocks them and alot of companies have 2 sets of valve reliefs, one set for inline valves and one set for Twisted Wedge heads.
i was looking at the package to save money seems like a better deal
2200 for heads, cam, roller rcckers,upper and lower manifold,gasket kit valve covers head bolts timing chain all matched. ford edelbrock or holley
can you match a setup for less. Im just trying to get the most hp for the money .

the stroker kits on ebay for 1000 or so seem to shy away for the twisted wedge head is all. with my limited smarts about fords i just dont want to make an expensive guess package deals with proven track records seem samrter for the nobie like me Pat

whay the r type head is there a problem with clearance? sorry im new
If you can find a package that has a good 200cc intake port head then you might be ok. The common 170cc heads are a bit on the small side for a 408. Also I wouldn't buy a stroker kit from ebay. Alot of junk runs thru ebay. Cheap and quality do not go together.[/quote]

200cc will still work with fuel injection?

thanks for the info by the way
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