Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
I know I'm going against the grain here but I say do it, BUT save for a build short block while you enjoy it. Can't be any worse then the 4.6 PI head blower combos, which used to be taboo. It's your car do what you want with it. Build the top end, run it till it blows then build the bottom end to withstand anything you can throw at it. Or if your too thwarted off by the comments of others then do the easy way out and go with the flow, sell it and buy an SC. Your the only one who can decide if this build is worth the risk for you. You'll need more then just what they have in that craigslist add though, IIRC you'll need the heads also.
-1996 Pearl White Thunderbird 4.6 Sport 4v with many mods:
Current Best: 13.583 @ 103.74 10/2014.
227hp/241tq measured on calibrated mustang dyno, tested at full vehicle simulation with inertia enabled, no number skewing.
-2001 White Ford F-250 Super Duty 6.8 V10, 4-door, 4x4, Limo Tint, BFG KO2's, Bilstein 7100 Remote Reservoir Race Bypass Shocks, 6" Spring lift, Kenwood Double Din, K&N Intake, FlowMaster Exhaust
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-2005 White GMC Sierra 3500 6.6 Duramax, Dually, 4-door, 4x4, Limo Tint, BFG Commercial T/A's, Rancho RS9000XL Shocks, Kenwood Double Din, K&N Intake, Banks Monster Exhaust
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