I don't know about Canada, but in Colorado, it's nearly impossible to get an engine built locally these days. Everyone is backed up and unable to get parts. The guys in Mustang club tell me they can't even get anyone to answer the phone. So, a crate motor sure sounds like a good option right now.Horse power costs money. IMO the most cost effective way forward would be finding a well respected local engine builder. Take your parts to him and I’m sure they will work with you.
Everyone loves lots of HP but don’t use 450 as deal breaker.
As soon as you start pushing that kind of power through the original drive train, something will break.
Could it be a freeze plug leaking and not the block?Been working on getting my 1968 Mustang back up and running. Found the block leaking. I got this car 30 years ago so at this point I have no choice I need to do something. So I am thinking a new crate motor. Any advice? I am looking for around 450hp, roller cam and lifters so I dont have to mess with lash. I plan on putting a Tremec TKX and a Holley super sniper on it with some FBA headers. My engine has a Victor Jr. Intake and the heads are cast ported polished with harlem sharp rocker arms. Maybe I could use those and save me some money?
I don't know, at this point it seems like I am going to be broke no matter what way I go. I could tear it down and get a new block but it seems like its not really cost effective. I want this to be my "daily driver" ( but only seasonal) and to take it to the track maybe once or twice a year for fun. View attachment 818279
I am pretty sure it was the head gasket leaking down. In the process of putting a new head gasket on, a little bit after work each day. I put a rag above the dripping spot and it stopped and I saw water at the head gasket and not on the head so I hope I got it right =).Could it be a freeze plug leaking and not the block?