Finalized Engine Plans

After visiting an engine builder last month and learning a bunch about how these engines are assembled, I began thinking that it would be more fun and a lot more educational to build the engine ourselves. My dad built a few engines back in his hot rodding days and offered to help with the research and assembly.

After several weeks of research by my dad and I, we’ve settled on an aluminum Ford 351W based 427. This engine should give us around 500 lb-ft of torque and about 550hp. Here is what I think will be the final parts list.


  • Ford Performance 427 Aluminum Short Block Assembly (M-6009-427A)
    • This is a 351W based aluminum casting with siamese cylinders, bored to 4.125″ and stroked to 4″. It comes with SCAT forged crank, SCAT forged H-beam connecting rods and Mahle forged pistons.


  • Ford Performance Z2 Cylinder Heads (M-6049-Z2)

  • Edelbrock Victor Jr. Intake Manifold (2981)


  • Ford Performance Timing Chain Set (M-6268-A302)

  • Ford Performance Timing Chain Cover (M-6059-D351)

  • Crane Hydraulic Roller Camshaft (TBD)
  • Crane Hydraulic Roller Lifters (36532-16)
  • Crane Pushrods (TBD)
  • COMP Cams  Ultra Pro Magnum Rocker Arms (1632-16)

Oil System

  • Milodon Road Race Pan with Windage Tray (31630, 32215, 81167)

  • Melling Oil Pump (M83)

  • Milodon Oil Pump Pickup (18505)

  • ARP Oil Pump Driveshaft (154-7901)
  • Milodon Oil Dipstick (22030)


  • Ford Performance Water Pump (M-8501-F351)

  • March Performance Alternator (P560)

  • March Performance Pulley Set (30305)

  • Ford Performance Crankshaft Damper (M-6316-D302)

  • Milodon Timing Pointer (65782)

  • Powermaster Mastertorque Starter (9604)

Fuel System

  • FiTech Go EFI 4 600HP Self-Tuning Fuel Injection System (30001)

  • Summit Racing Fuel Pump Block-Off Plate (420004)

Ignition System

  • MSD Pro-Billet Distributor (85805)

  • MSD Blaster TFI Coil (8227)
  • MSD 8.5mm Super Conductor Spark Plug Wire Set (31189)

Bolts & Gaskets

  • All ARP 12pt Stainless Bolts (554-9503, 154-1001, 150-6902, 450-3101, 150-2501, 454-1903)
  • Ford Performance Cylinder Head Gaskets (M-6051-R351)
  • Ford Performance Intake Manifold Baskets (M-9439-A50)
  • Ford Performance Oil Pan Gasket (M-6710-A351)
  • Fel-Pro Exhaust Header Gaskets (1487)
  • Fel-Pro Water Pump Gasket (35211)
  • Fel-Pro Water Neck Gasket (35440)

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