Wayne Cook
December 21, 2009

D.S.S.
D.S.S. offers complete engine assemblies for the Ford Windsor performance enthusiast or racer who's looking for more than just a basic long-block. It has combinations for any application that will fit each customer's specific needs with only the best that D.S.S. and the aftermarket have to offer.
Engine Name: 331 Pro Bullet
Displacement: 331
HP/TQ: Not rated
Block: Production Ford 302
Cylinder Heads: AFR 185
Crank: Chamfered production crank or D.S.S. Nodular Iron
Pistons/rods: D.S.S. Forged/forged I-beam
Induction: Extra
Warranty: 6 months limited
Price: $7,200
(630) 587-1169
www.dssracing.com

Engine Factory
The Engine Factory has the answers to your Ford performance demands and can build your next crate engine to suit your application exactly. When you purchase a crate engine from the Engine Factory you'll get a fully dressed assembly including water pump, fuel pump, flywheel, harmonic balancer, oil pan, and valve covers.
Engine Name: 408/485 Stroker
Displacement: 408 HP/TQ: 485/480
Block: Precision machined production 351W roller block
Cylinder Heads: Edelbrock Performer RPM
Crank: Eagle 4.00-inch stroke cast steel
Pistons/rods: SRP forged/steel I-beam
Induction: Edelbrock Air Gap/800cfm Edelbrock carb
Warranty: 3 months parts and labor
Price: $8,995
(800) 326-6554
www.enginefactory.com

Dart Machinery
Dart Machinery began in humble surroundings in 1981 in a two-car garage in Oak Park, Michigan. In the years since, Dart has become a leading manufacturer of aftermarket cylinder heads, intake manifolds, and engine blocks. This photo shows a Dart 347 short-block. The short-block is available ready to go and with one of the Dart top end kits installed, so are you. The short-block consists of a Dart Sportsman 302 block, which uses a 28-ounce externally balanced rotating assembly.
Engine Name: Dart SHP short block
Displacement: 347 (optional 363ci)
HP/TQ: Not rated
Block: Dart SHP 302
Cylinder Heads: N/A
Crank: Cast steel with upgrades available
Pistons/rods: Forged/4340 I-beam forged steel with 3/8-inch cap screws
Price: $3,648.75 (the 363ci version costs $4,235.95)

Dart Machinery
This Dart Top End Kit includes Dart Iron Eagle 180cc heads or 170/190cc Pro 1 aluminum heads. They come assembled with stainless steel valves and premium hardware. There is a choice of single- or dual-plane intake along with Dart-fabricated aluminum valve covers. Top end kits start at $1,682.12 for iron heads and $1,981.16 for aluminum heads.
(248) 362-1188
www.dartheads.com

Coast High Performance
Coast High Performance is famous for its line of Street Fighter stroker engines. It now offers both a 347ci short-deck crate engine while the 351 Windsor-based crate engines are available in 393 and 427 displacements. At Coast there are several different performance levels. They include the Street Fighter GT, the Street Fighter, Street Fighter Pro Street, and the Dominator. The engine we chose to examine was the Street Fighter Venom 427. The Coast High Performance Venom Street Fighter 427 is shown here. It's Coast's most popular displacement size for a tall-deck stroker engine.
Engine Name: Street Fighter Venom 427
Displacement: 427
HP/TQ: 480/475 Block: Production Ford 351W
Cylinder Heads: Edelbrock Victor Jr
Crank: Cast steel
Pistons/rods: Probe SRS forged/Probe machined I-beam
Induction: Edelbrock Victor Jr.
Warranty: 2 years/unlimited miles
Price: $10,997.99
(310) 784-1010
www.coasthigh.com