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352 Machined with Custom Made Parts

Discussion in 'Ford Parts for Sale' started by DesertXL, May 18, 2020.

  1. DesertXL

    DesertXL Active Member Respected Member

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    352 FE fully machined with ground, polished and balanced crankshaft, custom machined Diamond pistons, Total Seal gapless rings, completely ported and polished heads with custom Ferrea stainless undercut valves and hardened seats. Plus an extra set of 1968 Ford 390 FE heads.

    This was for a build that was cancelled and would make an excellent build for a street rod. Designed horsepower was to be approximately 440 horse @5600 RPM @ sea level conditions.

    Have 4500 dollars just in parts and machine work, asking 2200

    The block is a 1966. It was line honed, decked true, bored 30 over, honed to match gapless rings, all oil port plugs are converted to threaded plug.

    The crankshaft was cut 0.010" polished and balanced. The connecting rods you'll need are common 390 connecting rods. The piston pin height was altered to allow the more common 390 rod.

    The pistons are forged moly coated custom made pistons. The top ring is gapless and the rings are moly coated. The oil rings are standard tension and the ring packs are 1.5-1.5-3.0 mm for less parasitic drag.

    The heads meant for this application were ported, polished, decked and hardened valve seats installed. Custom made Ferrea stainless undercut valves were used. Positive pressure valve stem seals were used.

    Also included are a set of used FE 390 heads off of an a 1968 Ford XL fastback.

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    Spare set of '68 heads.
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    Action Moderator Staff Member Respected Member

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    May seem like big bucks and likely this engine would be far far better than a stock engine.

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    redrag Well-Known Member Respected Member

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    that is such a deal.
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    I might be interested. What heads went on? And, what is the cam in it? I want to put Lunati 701k cam in for low-end torque at about 900 rpm and was considering a 428 crank to end up with square bore. Would the pistons and head work with this set-up? Thinking about 415-425 hp with about 415 lb/ft of torque, maybe more. Have Hedman long tube headers and dual cold air snorkel with RPM Performer intake and 650 cfm 4 bbl Thunder series matched carb from Edelbrock. Will mate to current C4 with 3.50 gearing and Gearvendors O.D. so I can cruise and accelerate. Saw a 67 Galaxie with exact drive train wind through all 6 fwd gears in impressive manner while getting good overall behavior and reasonable economy. Stock 410 produced 440 lb/ft of torque.
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    DesertXL Active Member Respected Member

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    Hello Barry in Jax,

    Let me give you a little history of this engine and intended build, then I will answer your questions directly. This combination should give you a really good idea of where this was headed.

    The original intent of this engine was for a '66 galaxie 500 plain jane 2 dr. This was the original engine and thus the plan for the engine was to show the mid 60's 352 can be reworked to make it something viable other than the dog it's normally known for. I wanted to well eclipse the hp per CID mark and this set up was to yield around 440 hp out of a little ~357 (0.030 over 352) with over 400 ftlb's of torque starting out at a low RPM. The red line was 5800 RPM and peak power was modeled around 5600 RPM.

    I had bought a Crane roller cam and push rods, Holman Moody bronze cam plate, SCJ oil filter adapter (Blue Thunder repop), Morel roller lifters, Precision Oil Pump's complete rollerized valve train, Cloyes true double roller timing chain, Mellings HV oil pump, Edelbrock aluminum intake, and much more, I think you get the idea.

    The total cost was around 10 thousand just in parts and machining to complete the 352.

    The '66 galaxie 500 2dr plain jane was scrubbed for a '66 galaxie 500 XL instead which came with a 390. It was decided to cut the losses on the 352 and use what I can out of it for the 390 build.

    4500 dollars might seem like a lot to give up on, but compared to a 10 thousand dollar engine and a 50-60 grand total car cost of a body off frame restoration and modification, 4500 dollars is a small amount.

    Rather than just chuck it in the bin, half price seems more than reasonable and it's a good deal for someone else to complete in their own fashion. Plus I'm open to negotiation on the price.

    Now to answer your questions directly:

    1. There is no cam included in this, it is going in the 390. What you see in the pictures is what's for sale.

    2. The 428 has a different stroke and therefore a different compression height on the piston. You can double check but I doubt these expensive pistons would work for a stroker, even though they are modified to work with a common 390 rod. This 352 was meant to generate considerable power whilst retaining a smaller displacement for economy when just cruising.

    3. The heads intended for this are the C6AE-R heads, the ones pictured with the hardened valve seats, ported/polished and custom made Ferrea stainless undercut valves. I just threw in a bonus spare set of '68 heads to make room on the shelf as I do not need them.

    One last thought, I wasn't aware they made a C4 that mated to an FE big block, are you sure the C4 has the FE bolt pattern?

    Feel free to email at [email protected] for more information.

    Cheers
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    redrag Well-Known Member Respected Member

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    ive been told 390 rods arnt that common. most you see are 360 rods
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    Hello redrag,

    When it came to choosing parts for the 352 build, you can buy off the shelf at Summit brand new Eagle rods for the 390. There are none to be found for the 352.

    Since connecting rods have a life, ie so many compression and tension cycles, instead of having a custom set of 352 rods made and a custom set of pistons made, the choice was made to use the off the shelf 390 rod and compensate in the compression height.

    Cheers
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    redrag Well-Known Member Respected Member

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    gotcha i was refering to stock rods

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