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Which year 4.6 block should i use??

i going 2 build a 4.6 engine for my 95 bird that is bored and stroked to 301 cubic inches and will produce around 600hp with nitrous. im using a forged rotating assembly and i just want 2 know what year of the 4.6 engine block is the best?? thanx 4 all ur info!!

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dont stroke it, go Big Bore. You will need an aluminum block for it. Either a 96-98 Cobra block, 93-98 Mk8, or explorer/mach1/marauder.

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Well it is possible to big bore an iron block, but it requires wet sleeves, which cost so much more than dry sleeves, your better off buying an aluminum block and dry sleeving it.

The cost of a big bore shortblock over a stroker is often the cost of an aluminum block, or less.




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or make a big bore stroker which will be about a 324 i believe, which is my plans for my next motor. m but yes alluminum block like they said

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or make a big bore stroker which will be about a 324 i believe, which is my plans for my next motor. m but yes alluminum block like they said
I dont think you can go that big, i think they take them out to like 301.
Mines a 284 with it being .20 over

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The best block I was told to get was a 99gt it had extra webbing and other stuff that ford took out the next year run. to save money Thats what Jerry told me. I had it bored .20 over. From what I have heard its still running strong after 5 years of some serious use.

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I dont think you can go that big, i think they take them out to like 301.
Mines a 284 with it being .20 over
big bore means a 3.7" bore, combined with a 3.75" stroker crank, does net 324cid.




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If you big bore or not, I really like the aluminum blocks. I made my big bore from an 03 Aviator block, but it's generally regarded that if you go aluminum, the Teksid blocks are the best. They came in the Marks and older, NA Cobras. Nocking almost 100 lbs off the nose really made the steering wheel feel better. The car doesn't feel as nose heavy in turns and is in general a lot more fun to drive. Anything to knock weight off these cars is a good thing in my book. Loosing the 80 lbs of weight difference is like getting another 8 hp for free from an identical iron block.

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you guys are awesome! thanx for all your help!!

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