Originally Posted by mjr46
with the right parts, most are making on the low side 425 rwhp-475 rwhp easily out of a 363.......choose the right h/c/i and supporting mods and there you have your hp goal......put 302 parts on it and yes you'll need a turbo to make up for it...build the 363 first run it and dyno it and see where it's at....if you are going forced induction no matter what then choose the right cc piston and head for compression that is boost friendly
I think I'm going to go with, from FordStrokers the
Dart Liberator 363
- 20cc dished pistons
- Forged RPM Crank/Rods
Probably with the custom cam/timing chain package, and "complete bottom end - Fox Body" package.
kind of pricy for a short block, but it should stand up to everything I throw at it
Originally Posted by uedlose
I would call a turbo MFG. talk with them on the size and HP you want to make at what rpm and tell them you want to stay with a t4 flange. A pt88 will work and so with a gt4788 with a t4 flange. Borg Warner also has turbos with t4 flange that will work a gts76 would also work but would have a smaller t4 turbine housing on it. or you could drop back on the cid some and solve most of your concerns and still make big HP numbers with a turbo.
Like said with the HP you want to make I really dont know why you are gone turbo. when a N/A 363 would get you real close or meet your goals anyway.
N/A is cool and all, but nothing compares to F/I. The old 2000 I used to have was the most fun I've ever had (clothes on OR off, hah), and it put down around 560rwhp at like 4,000ft/sea level. This car seems much more like a death trap, doesn't even have air bags, but with the right suspension and 480hp, should scream like a mother.
The torque curve N/A doesn't even compare to a turbo car, so idk, seems like a good choice to me.