Marc Christ
Brand Manager, Modified Mustangs & Fords
December 10, 2013
Photos By: Courtesy Of Moore Good Ink
11. Then he installed the pickup permanently, using threadlocker on the bolts.
12. Lawrence then installed the Moroso oil pan.
13. Then, after soaking them overnight, he installed the Comp Cams hydraulic roller lifters.
14. The guide plates then installed onto the heads. These are made specifically for the P-38 heads, and come with them when you purchase.
15. The heads feature specific valvesprings that help prevent bind or valve float.
16. As you can see, there is very little space between the intake and exhaust rockers because of the canted configuration. These Crane Cams rockers fit just barely. Another option is a Jesel shaft-mount system that just hit the market.
17. Lawrence filled the crankcase with Joe Gibbs Driven engine oil.
18. Here’s our engine finished and ready for the dyno—finally!
19. Engine builder Chris Thomas installed our engine onto the dyno and bolted up some long-tube headers to maximize power output.
20. After a few pulls and some tuning on the FAST system, our 427 pumped out 601 hp and 614 lb-ft of torque—on 93-octane pump gas.
After a few pulls and some tuning on the FAST system, our 427 pumped out 601 hp and 614 lb-ft of torque—on 93-octane pump gas.


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