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That's healthy. What is the build?
 

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
390 to 451
60 over
Scat Stroke 4.25
Mahle pistons
Edelbrock heads 72cc
Rpm perf intake
Lunati 285
Quickfuel 780

That is the right out of box dyno
No adjustment, jet changes, no head work, etc.
We will look at it after in car performance.

Stage 2 will be moving everything over to aluminum block. I got to wait, my wallet hurts.
 

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530 lb-ft should move a Galaxie around pretty easily.

If you plan on upgrades down the road, I would suggest a swap to TFS heads instead of the Edelbrocks. My 445's with TFS heads, Performer RPM intake, 10.25:1, and a mild hydraulic roller make 550 hp and 590 lb-ft.

A new aluminum block can run anywhere from $6000-8000 depending on the manufacturer (Pond or Shelby) and won't net you any horsepower (you may even lose a few). The head swap would cost you about $1900 and would give you a much bigger bang for the buck.
 

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Yeah, I was trying to deal with local builder, i have used before. They do a good job overall, but are getting up in age, and have transitioned more to production engine side, not as good at communicating as they were in past.
I probably could have gotten more for my money dealing with an FE specialist. Wish I had known about the TFS heads. Im sure i can get a little more swapping stuff over to roller and doing a little head work etc.
I hope to enjoy it for many years, then I will contact Lykins😀👍
 
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