Times have changed.....there are kits long available that keep the pin below the oil ring. Ford Strokers I do believe sells a couple variations that don't have the oil issues. my buddy had one in a '95 GT stang. He had it for 19 thousand miles. Performed flawlessly, and ran in the mid 11's.
Originally Posted by TheFoeYouKnow
But fact is, unless you go hog wild with cam and heads, and fuel issues are also resolved at those power levels....450 reliable horses with stock block and crank (nevermind the heads, you won't get that power with even mild ported GT40 P's) won't last if you gouge on it....and why build such an engine to only drive it like my granny?
May as well figure in the cost of a 4 bolt block...take your pick of stroked 5.o, or even a stroker 351w-based block..myself, if cash wasn't a consideration, I'd have a 427w, but I can only build my dreams on paper at this point, but I do know what's workable, and what's merely a fart in the wind. A stock 5.0 block (I'll even spot you the 347 stroker kit and whatever heads you want) and you'll still NEVER come close to a reliable AND streetable 450 horse/torque level, period. I read an article once time a few years ago...some Mustang owner swapped a Nascar Cup 358 into his Stang (seems like it was a '94-'95). It ran well enough, but was worthless for stop and go stuff, not surprisingly. Those are basically what OP is after...all motor, crazy power....but...it comes at higher RPM. I'd rather have a monster torque hit down low in a heavy car.
'87 Mustang notch , 5 lug, PBR brakes, 3.55 gears, SFC's, mild 5.0 with '40P's, Cobra intake, big cam "waiting on the heads now"..