Originally Posted by 98SN95
Nickmckinney you seem to be knowledgeable on these b heads, I am building this as a daily driver, and somewhat of a family heirloom to be. Passed down., could you recommend a good build strategy?
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Grind the intake swirl dam down on the B head to where it looks like a C head chamber.
Cut the valve jobs to the max OD of the seat. Lots of flow gain with a good valve job on a 4V head.
Use 96 and newer guides (bronze preferably), seals, springs, retainers.
A certain place can do all the above along with a bowl port for a reasonable price. The bowl port on the B head fixes the fugly short side radius of the square intake port as well.
Use 96-98 Cobra intake cams degreed and advanced to 108 intake centerline.
All the 4V exhaust cams are the same, degree those in at 112-114 centerlines.
Changing the degree on the cams is worth more than porting the heads for a stock type motor.
For the bottom end use a set of Coyote 5.0 rods, ultra light weight and $300 from the Ford dealer for a set. They drop right in nice and easy and are about 40g lighter.
Use a 3V windage tray, it drops right in as well.