There’s usually at least one thing missing from a kit project: the engine.
While Factory Five supplies most of what’s needed to complete the Mk4 roadster, getting it running on the road requires some horsepower. That’s where Summit Racing comes into the picture, drawing on 45 years of experience to help you pick just the right powerplant.
A wide range of engine options are available, from a basic street block to high performance to all-out racing. Or even a custom build to suit your budget and particular application. And if you decide to install power adders later on, that’s not a problem. Just tell us what you want, and Summit Racing will make it happen. There’s no need to scrounge for junkyard parts or strip a donor car. Summit Racing’s aftermarket parts are all new, so they carry warranties, too.
For this particular project, we went with a 427 Ford, but not the old-school version from the Sixties. Instead, it starts with a stroked 351 from Ford Racing, enhanced by a number of choice upgrades. So you get best of both worlds: the peak power of a big-block V8 with the weight of a small block. Check out the accompanying captions to see what we bolted on in just a matter of hours (with a bit of help from SKJ Customs). It’s that easy!
So what’s holding you back?
Photos: Steve Temple and Donny Clements
Source: SKJ Customs