They give you a short block that will handle 600 horsepower with a small cam and crappy heads. If you want that mellow of a cruiser you can do it with a refurbished roller block and cheap heads for a lot less. Look at the Blueprint stuff if that is what you want. Probably save $5000 and get fifty horsepower.
That makes sense, and part of my mental debate. It’s really paying for Ford’s quality control and warranty, and basically a new factory Ford engine. I’ve read so many reviews (I know, big mistake), where people have had this issue or that with crates, and I really don’t want to deal with it.
The other big thing is that I don’t want a lopey or bumpy idle. I’ve got that now with a cam that I designed myself 25 years ago, and it’s cold blooded and my family won’t drive it. The thing is, all the crate guys seem to go straight for the lopey cams. They start in high 220’s/230’s and go up from there. Ford does too after this engine! Weird, nothing in between. I can’t find anything between the Ford 206 and too big. Know of any? Thank you.