Wayne Cook
January 17, 2007

Forte's Parts Connection
Forte's Parts Connection is a Ford Racing Performance Parts dealer, with complete crate engines available, such as the 347 listed here. Forte's crate-engine selection is expanding, so be sure to ask about its custom-built line of competition engines. The company also offers in-house engine dyno testing of all engines.

Engine Name: FRPP M-6007-C347
Displacement: 347 ci
Block: 5.0 roller
Head: Z304A high flow
Crank: 3.400 forged steel
Piston/Rod: Forged pistons/Ford rods
Induction: Edelbrock Victor Jr.
Warranty: Per-case basis
Price: $6,650
The Keith Craft 427 SBF crate engine is based on the Ford Sportsman cylinder block, with a Dart cylinder block available as an option. The Dart casting is shown here. The block is reinforced in many crucial areas and will support much more horsepower than a stock or Sportsman block.

Keith Craft Racing
Keith Craft Racing has been in business since 1984. Owner Keith Craft has more than 30 years of professional experience in the racing industry, with over 40 national NHRA records set by owners and customers. Here are two of the company's more popular selections taken from its wide range of offerings.

Engine Name: 306 Standard
Displacement: 306 ci
Block: Production Ford
Cylinder Heads: Brodix 5.0 or Edelbrock Performer
Crank: Production cast iron
Piston/Rod: Forged pistons/Scat or Eagle I-beam rods
Induction: Edelbrock Performer RPM
Warranty: Per-case basis
Price: $5,475
Another big advantage to the Dart block is the four-bolt mains on all five journals. The outer main-cap bolts on journals two, three, and four are splayed outward for additional holding power and rigidity.

Engine Name: 427 SBF Crate Engine
Displacement: 427 ci
Block: Dart or Sportsman 9.5
Cylinder Heads: AFR 205
Crank: Eagle 4340
Piston/Rod: JE or Diamond pistons/Eagle H-beamrods
Induction type: Edelbrock Victor Jr./ Holley 750
Warranty: Per-case basis
Price: $10,995 (for Dart block add $2,200)


This stock-looking short-deck crate engine is an M&R Engines 331ci stroker. It features a brand-new 5.0 roller block, a forged steel crankshaft, and cast-iron GT-40P FRPP cylinder heads. It comes complete from intake to oil pan.

Livernois Motorsports
Livernois Motorsports has proven ability when it comes to producing Ford short-deck and Windsor-based stroker engines. Its Street/Strip crate engines are constructed with heavy-duty components that are carefully selected for balanced performance. The parts used in a Livernois stroker are reasonably priced and readily available. They are intended to provide the weekend enthusiast affordable and dependable performance.

Engine Name: Livernois 347
Displacement: 347 ci
Block: Ford 302
Cylinder Heads: TFS/Livernois CNC ported
Crank: Eagle steel
Piston/Rod: JE pistons/EagleH-beam rods
Induction: aluminum single plane
Warranty: Per-case basis
Price: $7,995
Engine Name: Livernois 408
Displacement: 408 ci
Block: Ford 9.5 351W
Cylinder Heads: TFS Twisted Wedge
Crank: Eagle Steel
Piston/Rod: JE forged aluminum/ Eagle
Induction type: Edelbrock Victor Jr.
Warranty: per-case basis
Price: $8,595
This 393ci Windsor is also from M&R Engines. With Victor Jr. cylinder heads and all forged internals, it's sure to be a good combination of power and durability. The winged-sump oil pan is excellent for additional oil-cooling capacity.

M&R Engines
M&R Engines is a full-service machining facility dedicated to high-performance engine design and production. The company offers complete engines as well as engine kits for your high-performance Ford project. In-house engine dyno testing services are available for precisely tuning your new engine.

Engine Name: HT 331 Stroker
Displacement: 331 ci
Block: New Ford 5.0 roller
Cylinder Heads: GT-40P iron
Crank: Forged 4130 steel
Piston/Rod: CNC Forged aluminum pistons/ 4340 H-beam rods
Induction: SP dual-plane aluminum
Warranty: 2 years parts and workmanship
Price: $5,195
Engine Name: M&R HP 393
Displacement: 393 ci
Block: Ford 351W
Cylinder Heads: Edelbrock Victor Jr
Crank: 4340 Forged steel
Piston/Rod: CNC Forged pistons/ 4340 forged aluminum H-beam rods
Induction: Edelbrock Victor No. 2981
Warranty: 2 years parts and workmanship
Price: $6,749