Thanks guys! Redflare5.4, that High Performance Fords is a great book. I do have it, and read it yesterday. Except they don't mention anything about identifying the casting number on a 428 block. And my brother does have that book "How to Rebuild Your 352-428 Ford", but I keep forgeting to ask to borrow it again to look it up! Yeah, only the side-oiler 427 had the crossbolt mains. I sort of forgot about www.ford-trucks.com
. I originally was looking into swapping my crank out with a 428 crank, except it requires purchasing 428 pistons that are shallower then the 390's, but the rods are atleast the same. I rather find a pre-assemble short block 428 that doesn't require any machining, and then I can bolt on all my goodies. A 428 crank with 15 over pistons would give me approximately a 414cid I think, which is fairly good, but I'd much rather have a 432cid.
~'98 F-150 XLT Reg. Cab Flareside 4x4
, Black, 5.4L, 3.55LS, tow package, 285/75/r16 Mud Terrain BFG's,K&N,WMS Velocity Tube, GTS headlight covers, Alpine changer w/FM mod, Clifford alarm system w/keyless entry & starter disable // Future considerations: Bed mat, tonneau cover, 4" suspension lift or 3" body lift.
~'71 F-100 Sport Custom Reg.Cab
-390FE w/Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, 780cfm Holley, ported & polished cylinder heads,
Hydraulic Crane Cam, 10.5:1 CR, Black Jack headers, true double roller timing chain, and high volume oil pump
-C6 transmision w/B&M 2600rpm stall
-9" Ford Rearend w/4.10 Richmond Gears & 31 spline axles
-215/65/r15 Yokohama's for the front & 28"x13.5"x15" Mickey Thompson ET Street slicks for the back, mounted on Centerline Auto Drag Lite II rims
Best 1/4 mile time @ 3500ft altitude
14.69secs @ 92mph
~2000 Suzuki RM125 Dirt Bike
-no need for any modifications! (yet)
~2001 Traxxas T-Maxx Nitro Monster Truck
Modifications: -180degree carb flip w/return spring installed