What better grand finale for our Strokers Wild series than a Ford 460 stroker project? Like we said when we kicked this project off, there’s no replacement for displacement—and this final installment gives you 520 cubic inches worth of displacement!
We’re gong to show you how to punch an ordinary 460 out to 520 cubic inches without spending your kid’s college fund. This affordable big block Ford stroker combination is based on a SCAT 4.300-inch stroke cast crankshaft and 6.700-inch Eagle Specialties connecting rods. No block clearancing or other trick stuff is required. Other than Chevy rod bearings and a set of custom flattop pistons, the rest of the engine is built with off-the-shelf Ford performance parts.
Of course, those off-the-shelf parts are pretty good: Trick Flow PowerPort A460 aluminum cylinder heads and intake manifold, Crane roller cam, Holley 1,150 cfm Dominator carburetor, MSD crank trigger and Pro Billet distributor, and Hedman Husler headers. Together, they make for a very potent package.
How potent, you ask? You’ll have to wait until the big dyno super-session, when we thrash the 520 and its 347 cube 5.0L and 393 cube 351W brothers until they deliver the big numbers. In the meantime, we’ll show you how this King Daddy 520 went together—and how Trick Flow made it even better with new and improved PowerPort A460 cylinder heads, an R-Series A460 intake manifold, and 1.73 ratio roller rocker arms. The new parts are also listed below.
While the build-ups are done, the dyno-testing is still to come. Stay tuned to OnAllCylinders for dyno results for all three stroker mills.
SCA-44604300 SCAT Forged Crankshaft, 4.300-inch stroke
ESP-67003D Eagle Specialty Connecting Rods, 6.700- inch
SLP-R9374035 Sealed Power Plasma-Moly Piston Ring Set
CLE-MS1039P10 Clevite Main Bearing Set
CLE-CB743H Clevite Connecting Rod Bearing Set, Big Chevy
CLE-SH1111S Clevite Camshaft Bearing Set
CRN-358821 Crane Solid Roller Camshaft
CCA-836-16 Comp Cams Endure-X Roller Lifter Set
CCA-3122 Comp Cams Hi-Tech Roller Timing Set
ATI-917620 ATI Super Damper Harmonic Damper, 7-inch. Dia.
TFS-5441T801-M87 Trick Flow PowerPort A460 340 Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Assembled
TFS-21419100-8 Trick Flow Chromoly Intake Pushrods, 9.110 in.
TFS-21419550-8 Trick Flow Exhaust Pushrods, 9.550 in.
MEL-M84DHV Melling High Volume Oil Pump
MOR-24508 Moroso Oil Pump Pickup
FMS-M6605A429 Ford Racing Oil Pump Drive Shaft
MOR-20625 Moroso Stage 1 Oil Pan, 7 Quart
HLY-0-80556-1 Holley Dominator Carburetor, 1,150 CFM
MSD-8477 MSD Pro Billet Distributor
MSD-8644 MSD Flying Magnet Crank Trigger
MSD-3138 MSD Heli-Core Ignition Wire Set
MEZ-WP108R Mezeire Electric Water Pump
MEZ-WP109R Meziere Water Pump Blockoff Plate
MOR-68131 Moroso Chrome Valve Covers
TFS-2707 Trick Flow Intake Gasket Set
FEL-1028 Fel-Pro Head Gasket, each
FEL-1412 Fel-Pro Exhaust Gasket Set
FEL-1812 Fel-Pro Oil Pan Gasket
FEL-1643 Fel-Pro Valve Cover Gasket Set
FEL-2712 Fel-Pro R.A.C.E. Gasket Set
ARP-155-5202 ARP Main Cap Bolt Kit
ARP-155-4203 ARP Cylinder Head Stud Kit
ARP-155-1002 ARP Camshaft Bolt
ARP-150-2501 ARP Harmonic Damper Bolt
ARP-100-7101 ARP Rocker Arm Stud Kit
ARP-255-1801 ARP Oil Pan Bolt Kit
SLP-381-8018 Sealed Power Expansion Plug Kit
TFS-54400111 Trick Flow R-Series A460 Intake Manifold
TFS-53400621 Trick Flow Roller Rocker Arms