Ford FE 390 Big Block Rebuilding Part 1
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Driving my 1965 Ford Galaxie 500XL 445 Stroker Ford FE
Driving my Hot Rod 1965 Galaxie 500XL with a 390 FE Ford base 445 FE Stroker engine. It has an Edelbrock RPM intake with a MightyDemon 800 carb and Edelbrock heads. A Comp solid lifter falt tappet cam with .605 lift and 248 deg duration at .050 lift Harland Sharp Roller Rockers and shafts, billet rocker stands with end stands. Transmission is a TCI Streetfighter C-6 with 3500 stall convertor and 3.70 gears, Tracl-Loc Differential, Currie Nodular 9", Billet Pinion Retainer and 31 spline forged alloy axles.
62 Ford 390 Engine Running
I am at about the halfway point of the restoration of my 62 Galaxie. Here is a video of the engine running.
Cam Bearing Installation on a Ford FE Block
John Edwards demonstrates how to install cam bearings in a 428 Ford engine for a Shelby GT500K @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine, call (949) 631-6376 for more info. www.engine-machining.com
Ford FE 352 First start after rebuild.
Me and my dad built this engine, but mostly me, it has stock bore, just honed, stock crank, just polished, new rings, new gaskets, new bearings new oil pump, stock flattop pistons with new wrist pins, new 390 cam, new lifters, new seals, new water pump, new fuel pump, edelbrock performer 390 intake, edelbrock 750 cfm manual choke carb, hardened valve seats, new keepers, new clutch and pres. plate, new starter, clark 265 5 speed transmission, MSD ready to run Distributor, MSD plug wires that need to be shortened, Autolite plugs, MSD Blaster coil.
The engine had low miles on it when I rebuilt it but it had been sitting awhile. Originally was in a 1966 Ford Galaxy with a automatic. I took a 330 M/D out of a 66 Ford B700 School bus and took the bellhousing, flywheel, and trans for my engine. It was going to go in my 1947 Ford truck, but then I got a 43 Ford truck with a good running flathead 6 in it and decided to just keep the flathead. Don't quite yet know what to do with this engine yet.
57 Ford 390 FE Fire Up
1957 Ford Fairlane with a 390 FE with a lunati cam, solid lift, 1050 dominator carb, mallory ignition.
Ford 390 FE dyno run - stroked to 445 cubes - 521 horsepower
This is a Survival Motorsports built 445 FE, based on a Ford 390 engine. Compression is 9.8:1 and it is running on pump premium. Heads and intake are modified Edelbrock parts. Cam is a custom hydraulic roller for great power and no break-in worries. Carb is a Holley 750 double pumper. Oil pan on this one is a special Canton dual sump "T" type for rack & pinion conversions on earlier Mustangs - pretty trick.
Engine made 521 horsepower at 5800 RPM, revving freely past 6000. Torque was really strong and flat curve - over 530 from 4000RPM all the way through 5000RPM.
1969 F100 428
428 FE, Roller Cam, Rockers, Lifters, Edelbrock Alum. Heads, MSD Ignition, 750 Holley Street HP Carb, Wheel HP=338 HP and 384 ft/lbs. At flywheel= 395 hp and 449 ft/lbs