450 fwhp 351 street build
Im looking to build a 351w/ AOD combo to replace the worn out 390 FE / and C6 in my 67 Ranchero. I put 4400 miles on it last year in the stock configuration and was mostly content to leave it be, but after going back to Cruisin O.C. a couple of weeks ago I realize I miss having some power.
Originally thought about doing a mild build with the 390, but even a 400 hp build with entry level parts would cost substantially more than a 351w refresh with a good top end. Then there is still the fact of not having an O.D. I currently have 2:75s in the rear so i can cruise at 75 on the high way.
So this is what I was thinking
351w refresh at 10.5/ 11:1 compression
AFR 195 heads
Performer RPM air gap intake port matched
QF 750 carb
FPA 1 3/4 longtubes
2500 / 3000 rpm convertor
looking for nice linear power from 2500 to 6500, crusing rpms 2500 or less at 75 mph
If this thing ever sees the track it would on street tires, and just for grins. Ive got about 8000 to spend on the engine and trans minus the carb as I already own 1.
let me know what you guys think, im open to suggestions
Innovative Performance built 10.6:1 408, AFR 205s, worked Vic Jr int, QF 830, Mamo Motorsports HR cam, FPA 1 3/4 LTs, AOD, 3200 stall, 3.70 gears, 598 hp / 566 tq