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533 Cubic-Inch Big Block Ford -
Bodacious Big-Block Part 1
Fill your hands with 533 cubic inches of formidable Ford.
By Alan Huber
Photography: Alan Huber
This Article was reproduced from Peterson's 4-Wheel & Off Road site. The original
article can be found here @ 4wheelOffRoad.com.
Some things in this world are just better if they're bigger. Burgers and fries get super-sized. Lotteries hold no interest unless their jackpots are well into eight figures. Hot rodders know there's no replacement for displacement, and the most
popular supermodes have ... well, every theory has to have some limits.
L & L conversion Kit Massiveness can sometimes be unwieldy and difficult to
live with. Aircraft carriers take 20 miles to burn a "U." Too many super-size meals
will cause you to do the same. And Anna Nicole Smith has…well, had way too much
mention already. However, building a big-displacement engine by starting with a
Ford 460 is easy.
Stroker engines are all the rage these days. Big torque numbers, seemingly without
a horsepower penalty, draw in enthusiasts like a free summer Springsteen concert
in Jersey. Many times, though, stroker motors take special pains to assemble. Out-of-the-ordinary
machining, clearancing, and fitting of custom parts is off-putting to most. We wanted
a stroker that didn't require 10 trips to the machine shop and could be assembled
by us engine neophytes at home where we'd be close to the brews.
What follows is our plan in two parts. This month we'll start with a stroked short-block
with standard machining and assembly done by a reputable shop (Speed-O-Motive) and
bolt on a great suite of aluminum speed parts (Edelbrock Performer RPM) to make
the long-block. In part two, we'll swap it all into our fullsize Bronco using quality,
easy-to-find-and-get conversion pieces (L&L Products), and fire it up. By the
way, L&L Products happens to be in Texas where folks'll never let you forget
that bigger is better. Please check out @ 4wheelOffRoad.com for the rest of this
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