My Movie FE 390 STROKER
"Ol Blue" is part of the family. I bought this 1976 Ford in the fall of
1977 and this is the 4th motor. Alot of memories and it's has been a good
old pickup. Thank you to Scott Hutton and Grumpy's Repair for your tech
addvice and to everyone involved from start to finish. A special thanks to
Rebecca Dufresne for help with this video.
68 Ford Ranger Cobra Jet 428
1968 Ford Ranger F100
VIN -- F10HRD29597
• Professionally Built!
• Cobra Jet 428 V8 -- Rated at 450 horsepower!
• Ford C6 Automatic Transmission
• Beautiful DuPont Chrome Illusion Paint
• Tasteful & Modern Leather Interior
• Arizona Truck with actual mileage title
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to offer the incredible F100 Ranger you
see pictured. There is much more to this truck then what meets the eye!
This truck has lived its entire life out west from the time it rolled off
the production line in San Jose, California (Code R) to when it recently
came to us from the ultra dry state of Arizona!
The Ford F-Series truck has been sold continuously for over the past six
decades and has been incredibly successful! In 1967, the 5th generation of
F-Series pickup was introduced and built on the same platform as the 1965
revision of the 4th generation. Ford fans now had the opportunity to choose
from a variety of engine options and plusher trim levels. Also, in 1965,
the "Ranger" made its first appearance with Ford. The Ranger marquee was
used to denote a high level styling package for the F-Series pickups.
As you may notice, this truck isn't exactly your run-of-the-mill pickup.
The truck has been professionally nut and bolt restored from the frame up
and it's of the utmost quality. The exterior has been professionally
painted with DuPont Chrome Illusion Blasberry, which in various lighting
and angles, changes color from violet to blue, green to gold. There are a
few very minor imperfections to the paint -- definitely nothing that will
draw from the appearance of this hot truck. When the body was off the
frame, the frame was professionally powder-coated and looks excellent. The
undercarriage of this truck is detailed, clean and show quality!
The body is very straight and there is a rear roll pan in place of the
bumper. All of the chrome on the truck is all new, including the front
bumper, and shows very well. On the passenger side of the truck, right
before the rear wheel well, you will find a small door -- inside that door
is where the battery sits, completely protected and out of the way! The bed
is covered with a fiberglass gray vinyl tonneau cover, which looks great
and complete with the embossed Ford logo. Inside, the bed is wrapped with
gray carpet and conceals a 32 gallon fuel cell with braided fuel lines.
Inside, the interior has been tastefully updated and looks very modern. The
seats are wrapped in gray leather, as well as the steering wheel. All of
the leather is in excellent condition and continues onto the headliner with
beautifully detailed seams. The gray carpet in the floor is in great shape
as well. The dashboard houses a set of what appear to be original gauges
and an AM radio. The glass has been tinted for esthetic reasons and the
rear window is a full pane of glass. There are power windows in this truck
and there is a sunroof to let a little bit of light in!
Under the hood is where things get a little crazy. This little truck is
powered by a massive 428 cubic inch Super Cobra Jet V8, complete with
aluminum cylinder heads and dual quad Edlebrock carburetors. Since being
professionally built, there is less than 200 miles on the engine! Attached
to the powerhouse is a Ford C6 automatic transmission. There's tons of
goodies with this truck: 9" Posi-Traction rear-end, Rack & Pinion power
steering, ladder bar suspension with chrome coil overs, independent front
suspension and the new wiring harness under the hood has been neatly tucked
out of the way to keep the engine bay tidy.
The truck has a 2" spindle drop and sits upon a set of brand new 15" chrome
Crager wheels wrapped in new P245/60R15 Dunlop's in the front and
P295/50R15 Dunlop's in the back. There are 4-wheel disc brakes all around
to quickly and effortlessly stop.
This truck is not only fun to look at but it is fun to drive as well! It is
sure to draw a crowd wherever you may take it! The VIN is F10HRD29597 and
the mileage currently shows 94,835. It is being sold on a clean and clear
Ford 390 stroked to 445 cubes on the dyno - 531 horsepower
Engine built for customer named Patrick in Germany. Ford FE 390 with 9.8:1
compression and a hydraulic roller cam, Edelbrock heads, and an Edelbrock
First customer engine running on our new in-house DTS Dyno installation. Dyno was compared using our
Engine Masters Challenge engine and was within 4 horsepower of the results
from the professionally calibrated contest Dyno.
this engine made over 531 peak horsepower at 5700 RPM with
a very smooth power band. Exceeded 503 horsepower at 5200 and
stayed over that level beyond 6000. Peak torque was 518 lbs at 4800 RPM
and stayed above the 500 lb level from 4500 to 5300. Should be a very
strong engine in the car and make for a great deal of fun.
Edited to reflect a few extra horsepower we found in
Driving my 1965 Ford Galaxie 500XL 445 Stroker Ford FE
Driving my Hot Rod 1965 Galaxie 500XL with a 390 FE Ford base 445 FE
Stroker engine. It has an Edelbrock RPM intake with a MightyDemon 800 carb
and Edelbrock heads. A Comp solid lifter falt tappet cam with .605 lift and
248 deg duration at .050 lift Harland Sharp Roller Rockers and shafts,
billet rocker stands with end stands. Transmission is a TCI Streetfighter
C-6 with 3500 stall convertor and 3.70 gears, Tracl-Loc Differential,
Currie Nodular 9", Billet Pinion Retainer and 31 spline forged alloy axles.
Ford 390 FE dyno run - stroked to 445 cubes - 521 horsepower
This is a Survival Motorsports built 445 FE, based on a Ford 390 engine.
Compression is 9.8:1 and it is running on pump premium. Heads and intake
are modified Edelbrock parts. Cam is a custom hydraulic roller for great
power and no break-in worries. Carb is a Holley 750 double pumper. Oil
pan on this one is a special Canton dual sump "T" type for rack & pinion
conversions on earlier Mustangs - pretty trick.
Engine made 521 horsepower at 5800 RPM,
revving freely past 6000. Torque was really strong and flat curve - over
530 from 4000RPM all the way through 5000RPM.
Ford 390 FE on dyno with Edelbrock pkg - 409 HP
Ford 390 FE - basic build - 9.75:1 with +.030 over hyper pistons, stock
rods, stock crank. Edelbrock heads with no modifications, Peformer RPM
intake, Edelbrock cam 235@.050, .572 lift, 108 duration and a 750 Edelbrock
carb. Ran close Edelbrock's claimed horsepower - made 410 at
5500 RPM and 429 TQ.
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Blown 427 Ford FE on alky on dyno 1083 horsepower!
496 cube 427 based Ford FE engine running a BDS Air-Loc blower on alchohol.
So far we are at 1083 horsepower at 6000 RPM and
1007 pounds of torque at 5100 RPM. My Dyno is not really able to hang
on to this one - so we have only made a couple short bursts - still sounds
pretty cool. Only showing 13.8 pounds of Boost. We will be checking things over and
might try one more time before we are done
Not all of the way finished but close, enjoy.
Ford 390 FE on dyno - 387 horsepower
Very simple Ford 390. Cast hypereutectic .030 over pistons, 9.75:1
compression pump gas. Edelbrock heads and Performer RPM intake without
modification. Cam is a Comp 280H hydraulic with 230 duration at .050 and
.519 lift. Carb is a 750 vacuum secondary. Made 387 horsepower at 5100 RPM, and
made 399 pounds of torque at 4200. Torque was very flat and smooth -
stayed above 390 from 3500 to 4900.
Ford 390 FE big block engine test
I had a spare motor for a car I've since sold... I reconditioned the bottom
end and it sounds brilliant! Some of the existing used kit lets it down
though... particularly when they squeak!