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Hi to all free spirits from new boy planning Cobra replica to be built this summer! Spec to be finalised, but motive power WILL be Ford Windsor. Love that classic small block Ford appearance, the noise, impressed with Engine Factory packages; 400 horse 351w, and 450 horse 393w, my requirements: locomotive pull from 1500 rpm on, fair idle, smooth note under accelleration.
My question.. do those strokers sound as nice as the 351 on open throttle, or are they rougher?

All Windsor info much appreciated.

Paul/runt.
 

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i would assume it wouldnt sound radicly different. it might hae a little more lope at idle due to a different cam, but as long as it still has the same cam type (flat tappet, roller, solid flat tappet, etc) it should sound about the same.
 

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On 2006-05-07 10:41, kmracer wrote:
i would assume it wouldnt sound radicly different. it might hae a little more lope at idle due to a different cam, but as long as it still has the same cam type (flat tappet, roller, solid flat tappet, etc) it should sound about the same.
[Hi KM, thanks, I'll have to decide which version later this summer, btw, who makes that lunati voodoo cam?
Paul/runt./quote]
 

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lunat makes it. lunati is owned by holley. ive heard good things about them. i would get the 393 if it were my choice.
 

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On 2006-05-07 16:27, kmracer wrote:
lunat makes it. lunati is owned by holley. ive heard good things about them. i would get the 393 if it were my choice.
[KM, it's just a case of do I spend an extra $2000 !! Yep, if no one has anything negative to say about the strokers, I may well go down that route. As to the Lunati cam, is it a very wild one, or reasonably 'streetable' ?
Thanks for info./quote]

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well, it depends on the size, but judging on the power it should be 100% streetable.
where are you getting the crate motor from?
 

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On 2006-05-08 19:52, kmracer wrote:
well, it depends on the size, but judging on the power it should be 100% streetable.
where are you getting the crate motor from?
[KM,sorry for delay replying, man's work never done..Engine Factory.com, don't know if those are claimed power or dyno'd, flying to NYC this summer, will call in to their shop. I se they're using Crane or Comp. cams.
Paul/runt./quote]
 

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On 2006-05-09 20:33, kmracer wrote:
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=WRL%2D102041&N=115&autoview=sku

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=WRL%2D102046&N=115&autoview=sku

a much better deal, IMO. plus the block is MUCH better.
Wow.. never heard of these people( U.K. is a 'backwater of civilisation' as far as Yankee engine technology is concerned..) 375 c.i.d. might be just what I'm after.
427 means a rather extrme con rod angle, also I know they all say go for as much power as poss. 'cos you soon get used to it, but.. I'm 51 this month and might get a nose bleed with 500 horse, also it rains quite a lot here.. Thanks for all this info.

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On 2006-05-10 12:09, runt wrote:
On 2006-05-09 20:33, kmracer wrote:
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=WRL%2D102041&N=115&autoview=sku

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=WRL%2D102046&N=115&autoview=sku

a much better deal, IMO. plus the block is MUCH better.
Wow.. never heard of these people( U.K. is a 'backwater of civilisation' as far as Yankee engine technology is concerned..) 375 c.i.d. might be just what I'm after.
427 means a rather extrme con rod angle, also I know they all say go for as much power as poss. 'cos you soon get used to it, but.. I'm 51 this month and might get a nose bleed with 500 horse, also it rains quite a lot here.. Thanks for all this info.

Paul/runt.
No you wont. Im 54.
 

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On 2006-05-10 15:28, coolfalcon wrote:
On 2006-05-10 12:09, runt wrote:
On 2006-05-09 20:33, kmracer wrote:
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=WRL%2D102041&N=115&autoview=sku

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=WRL%2D102046&N=115&autoview=sku

a much better deal, IMO. plus the block is MUCH better.
Wow.. never heard of these people( U.K. is a 'backwater of civilisation' as far as Yankee engine technology is concerned..) 375 c.i.d. might be just what I'm after.
427 means a rather extrme con rod angle, also I know they all say go for as much power as poss. 'cos you soon get used to it, but.. I'm 51 this month and might get a nose bleed with 500 horse, also it rains quite a lot here.. Thanks for all this info.

Paul/runt.
No you wont. Im 54.
Coolfalcon, astonished by your 1/4 mile time(and, impressed) - speaks volumes for the strength of that Windsor, perhaps I'm unduly nervy about my driving abilities, but a practice on a track might be wise before opening the taps on the freeway.. previous 'Sunday blaster' was a TVR Chimaera with 280 c.i. Rover/Buick and 260 hp, Cobra replica will be no heavier, but 150-200 hp more, thinking I'll have to be careful!

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On 2006-05-10 15:28, coolfalcon wrote:
On 2006-05-10 12:09, runt wrote:
On 2006-05-09 20:33, kmracer wrote:
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=WRL%2D102041&N=115&autoview=sku

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=WRL%2D102046&N=115&autoview=sku

a much better deal, IMO. plus the block is MUCH better.
Wow.. never heard of these people( U.K. is a 'backwater of civilisation' as far as Yankee engine technology is concerned..) 375 c.i.d. might be just what I'm after.
427 means a rather extrme con rod angle, also I know they all say go for as much power as poss. 'cos you soon get used to it, but.. I'm 51 this month and might get a nose bleed with 500 horse, also it rains quite a lot here.. Thanks for all this info.

Paul/runt.


54, when i grow up i hope i'm still a petrol head like you. Love the car, I'm in the process of building your cars cousin here in oz. It's a 66 4 door but amazing how similar the body lines are. Planning on the same engine too.

That's a very decent looking build, great color. The tubs look like serious work. I'm in the process of getting that part done now. Can't fit much wider that 215 tyres on it otherwise.

Cheers,
No you wont. Im 54.
 

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I would go for a 393 stroker. The sounds is a bt deeper than the stock 351w. Has a bit more bass to it.
The 393 with a proper cam will get you very close to 500 hp.
Might even consider a 408. Either one would give you LOTS of power.
Might have to watch that when you hit the go pedal it does not take off and want to head for the proper side of the road
 

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what am I missing? The individual parts to build an aluminum headed stroker keeps going down. however the crate prices are higher than ever. 50% labor cost to bolt it together seems crazy.
 
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