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Old December 31st, 2019, 01:09 PM   #1
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hey, i'm new here and looking forward to gleaning a little and hopefully offering some GLEAN! so anyway i'm building build a 4.6L stroker for a project i've taken on since my retirement from the daily work-a-world. i will be installing it in a 1948 ford F-1. i know, but these are a dandy engines. i've had two of them that have cleared 300,000 miles but never a stroker. so, a question if i could. is this engine build good for street use only? it will be used as a daily driver/streetrod. any thoughts on cam selection will be appreeciated. it would be very cool if it would do a respectable 1/4 mile. i have the crank & rods out of a 258 international that i will be using. also have a 1990 4.0 block. any thoughts at all on this build will be appreciated.
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Old January 1st, 2020, 11:16 AM   #2
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I have a great solution!
The 97 4.7 stroker I took out of my XJ. High compression, mild cam, complete with harness and PCM.
$1,000.00

AW4 available as well.

Lot's of extras.
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Put something else in it. Literally almost anything else. A Jeep 4.0L I6 weighs 515lbs or 50lbs more than a modern Gen3 SBC. Or about 35lbs less than an all-cast iron SBC. Hell, I'd even put in a 300 I6 out of a Ferd back in a Ferd before I'd put a Jeep anything in it. But in reality, if you want to build it Ford Tough it has to be with Chevy Stuff.
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Old January 3rd, 2020, 07:55 AM   #4
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4.0 six would be my last choice of for a street rod. No, it wouldn't even be a choice. It's all bottom end torque, and it doesn't handle high RPM very well. Even built up, you're not talking huge power. Better suited for crawling or a tractor.

I would just do a SBC for something like that, they're a dime a dozen and the aftermarket support is just ridiculous. You could probably spend just as much and get twice as much performance compared to a 4.6/7 build.
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Put something else in it. Literally almost anything else. A Jeep 4.0L I6 weighs 515lbs or 50lbs more than a modern Gen3 SBC. Or about 35lbs less than an all-cast iron SBC. Hell, I'd even put in a 300 I6 out of a Ferd back in a Ferd before I'd put a Jeep anything in it. But in reality, if you want to build it Ford Tough it has to be with Chevy Stuff.
Turbo 300. I read an article about a guy running 12s in a RCSB late 70s Ford pickup. IMO that would be a cool (and different) build.
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I would poke around chad's web page before making a decision like this there is a ton of shit out there that will work for what u are doing


https://quickdrawbrand.com/




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look at jeepstrokers.com
lots of stroker info there.

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