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Old December 3rd, 2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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408 in specific. Im looking to build one for my truck... any input on them? What are you guys running for heads and intakes? Any pros/cons to them vs a 393?
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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I have built several, mostly 408's and the 420 that is in my Mustang.

408 are much better than a 393, more cubes and you get a smaller rod journal (2.1 vs.2.3), less clearancing needed for a 408. You normally end up with a lighter piston as well.

The only reason I would do a 393 is if you already owned the stock 351W rods and 302 pistons and were doing a very budget build, otherwise after balancing the 408/418's are normally less $$$.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 03:15 AM   #3
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i think you should just put that 408 in your car...
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Just built a 408 with a freind for his t bucket kit car thing. It's running edlebrock heads,edlebrock carbs on edlebrock dual quad intake.Neither of us like dual carbs,but you cant beat the look on an exsposed motor. (Unless it's blown)
It runs on pump gas and put down 504 hp on the dyno.
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i think you should just put that 408 in your car...
1.8 turbo all day son!
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i want a 408
I thought you were running one for some reason?
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Just built a 408 with a freind for his t bucket kit car thing. It's running edlebrock heads,edlebrock carbs on edlebrock dual quad intake.Neither of us like dual carbs,but you cant beat the look on an exsposed motor. (Unless it's blown)
It runs on pump gas and put down 504 hp on the dyno.
Can you pm me a parts list of it?
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I have a 408 in my bronco. It made 400 horse and a little over 400 lb/ft.
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Can you pm me a parts list of it?
I will probobly see him this wkend and see if he can write down the specs for me.
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I thought you were running one for some reason?
just a stock 351W truck motor. Racing costs too much to afford upgrades...
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