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Windsor Crate Engine Guide - Prepackaged Power
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Founded in 1938, Torrance-based Edelbrock Corp. is recognized as one of the nation's premier designers, manufacturers, and distributors of performance replacement parts for the automotive aftermarket. After a long wait Edelbrock now offers a crate engine in the Ford small-block family. It's based on the Ford Racing Boss 302 block and is sure to be a winner.
Engine Name: Edelbrock RPM 347
HP/TQ: 449/417 Block: Ford Boss 302
Cylinder Heads: Performer RPM or RPM Extreme
Crank: Ford forged steel
Pistons/rods: Ford forged aluminum/Ford forged steel
Induction: Edelbrock Performer RPM intake/800cfm Edelbrock carb
Warranty: 2 years/unlimited mileage
Price: $9,639 for as cast finish
Ford Performance Solutions
Ford Performance Solutions offers technologically advanced engine building techniques combined with more than 50 years of combined experience in the Ford Performance Market. This is a Ford Performance Solutions 408 being put through its paces on an engine dyno.
Engine Name: 408/530 SBF Crate Engine
Block: OE Ford 351W casting
Cylinder Heads: AFR or Avenger cylinder heads
Crank: Forged steel
Pistons/rods: 4032 alloy forged/4340 forged H-beam
Induction: Edelbrock Super Victor
Warranty: 90 days/no warranty over 1.35hp per cubic inch
Ford Racing Performance Parts
Built from the all-new Boss 302 block, the FRPP Boss 302 crate engines feature performance and packaging that accommodate displacements from 302 to 363 cubic inches. Entry level engines feature the Ford Racing GT-40X Xtra Performance Turbo Swirl aluminum heads to retain stock exhaust locations and are rated at 340 and 345hp. Higher-performance versions include Ford Racing's Z-head-equipped 302 and 347 cubic inch engines rated between 360 and 450hp, depending on configuration. The Boss engine series is capped by a 500hp 331ci engine that showcases the capability of the new block by breathing through all-new ported Z-heads.
Engine Name: FRPP Boss 302
Displacement: 302 or 347
HP/TQ: 390/360 (302), 450/400 (347)
Block: Boss 302 with four bolt main caps
Cylinder Heads: Z-304 Crank: Forged steel
Pistons/rods: Forged aluminum/Ford forged I-beam
Induction type: Victor Jr (Z347 engine only)
Warranty: 12 month/12,000 miles limited
Keith Craft Racing
Keith Craft Racing is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and has been in business since 1984. Owner Keith Craft has more than 30 years of professional experience in the racing industry. The Keith Craft 427 SBF Crate Engine is based on the Dart Iron Eagle Sportsman block.
Engine Name: 427 SBF Crate Engine
Block: Dart Iron Eagle Sportsman, 9.5-inch deck
Cylinder Heads: Edelbrock Performer RPM or AFR 205
Crank: Eagle 4340
Pistons/rods: Mahle/Eagle H-beam
Induction: Edelbrock Victor Jr/Quick Fuel 780cfm carb
Warranty: Per case basis
JBA Racing now offers small-block Ford 331 stroker engines designed to provide excellent horsepower and torque levels using the factory 289 or 302 block. The Stage 1 version uses carefully prepared factory parts to create an engine that is a great choice for your resto-mod project. The Stage 1 version is shown here being performance evaluated on the company's in-house engine dyno. Your engine is blueprinted, machined, and will be hand-built at the company's in-house facility in San Diego, California.
The Stage II 331 Ford stroker engine has become one of the company's most popular combinations for early model Mustangs and other Ford cars. Stage II and Stage III versions of this engine have produced more than 400 horsepower naturally aspirated. Prices start at $4,700 for long-block versions designed to produce 400 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque using a combination of factory and high-quality aftermarket components.
For customers wanting greater horsepower levels JBA also offers more aggressive cam profiles and several types of aftermarket cylinder heads. For a sturdier foundation a Dart block can be added. JBA performance engines are custom-tuned and dyno tested to each individual application to provide a very high level of performance and reliability.
Engine Name: JBA 331 Anti Crate Stage I
Block: Stock 302 or Dart optional
Cylinder Heads: Stock, Dart, or Trick Flow extra
Crank: Scat or Eagle
Pistons/rods: Forged aluminum/Manley or Crower steel I-beam
Induction: Dual plane/Autolite 480cfm carb (optional Holley or other 600 cfm and aluminum single- or dual-plane)
Warranty: 1 year limited on Stage I only
Price: $4,700 and up