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  1. 352 vs 390...SAME block?? (in 1966)

    Galaxie Pages
    Please help clarify for me. A friend gave me a "390" long block to strip and build my stroked 390 out of so I would not have to use my matching numbers block original to my '67. Upon dismantling it, I checked the stroke and bore and sure enough, it is a 352,(3.5" stroke, 4.00 bore) not a 390...
  2. For Sale: 1964 390 FE Cylinder Block

    Galaxie Swap and Trade
    For sale is an original Ford Galaxie 390 cylinder block. The block was hot dipped at one point, and has since only accumulated a very light layer of surface rust in a few areas from sitting. This block was bought by the previous owner of my Galaxie, and he intended on using it for a numbers...
  3. Best Aluminum FE 427 Block?

    All Ford Techboard
    I'm building an 8-71 blown 427 FE @ 482 cuin. My iron block has too many problems to survive. Who makes the best aluminum block: Genesis, Pond, Shelby, Dove, or someone else? Good points / bad points? Any tips; I've never built an Aluminum engine before - lots of iron ones though. Thanks in...
  4. Best way to install cam bore plug?

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    Folks, Just got my '80 302 block back from machine shop and am installing water/oil block plugs. If I remember correctly, the cam bore plug installs cup side in, opposite the way water jacket freeze plugs install. But how deep does it go in? Does it go deep enough to contact the rear cam...