Small Block Turbo Build
Good evening everyone! My name is Chris. A little about myself before I start my post. I am 23 years old. I’m currently on my second enlistment with the USMC as a V-22 avionics technician. I’m based out of Jacksonville, NC. I’ve been around cars most all my life. The hobby runs in the family. My first car was a 1968 Torino that I shoehorned a big block 460 into. It was a lot of fun and I learned the basics of assembling a car’s brakes, suspension, and steering components while working on it to get it roadworthy. I sold the car a couple years ago and purchased a procharged 2004 Mustang GT. That car was my all time favorite and was a real head turner. Super simple but one of the cleanest around my parts and everyone knew it around town. I just sold the car this month to get Rodney of a car payment and insurance payment in order to save some money while deployed till next summer to knock out some debt. Now here’s where the fun starts. When I return from deployment I’m going to be starting a project for myself and my son. He just turned one but this is going to be a slow progress build and I intend to ha e him under my wing for the build. The goal is a pro touring style early 60’s Ford with a small block turbo with a power goal of around 700-750hp at the tire. I want to do most all of the work from my garage, however I don’t really know where to start when looking into building an engine as far as what parts to buy to achieve my power goals. I get how an engine works internally, I just don’t know the specifics when it comes to measurements and other numerical values such as what parts will give you what compression, what is the cam lift and duration I would need, what style and size pistons I would need, what are the correct heads with the right valve train, blah blah. Can someone point me into the direction of where I should look to study up on these things? I want to avoid physically going to a shop and saying, “Hey, I wanna build a small block turbo stroker that makes 700hp. Here’s some money.” I wanna be able to buy by stuff, have a shop machine parts when necessary so I can bring it home and assemble it. Thanks in advance for any help y’all. Looking forward to the responses.