Pow­er­train Com­po­nents

2018 United Pa­cific/ STREETRODDER Road Tour Build Pre­sented by Ford Per­for­mance Parts

Street Rodder - - Contents - By Ron Ceri­dono Pho­tog­ra­phy by Brian Bren­nan and John Gil­bert ■ ■

2018 United Pa­cific/ STREETRODDER Road Tour Build Pre­sented by Ford Per­for­mance Parts

Dean Liver­more and the crew at Hot Rods by Dean (HRBD) have been work­ing flat out to com­plete our

'32 Ford pickup with sheet­metal from United Pa­cific

(UP) on a Road­ster Shop chas­sis. To com­ple­ment that solid foun­da­tion we chose equally ca­pa­ble driv­e­train com­po­nents for the miles ahead.

When it came time to choose an en­gine we wanted a proven com­bi­na­tion that was pow­er­ful, re­li­able, and ab­so­lutely has­sle-free. We found all that and more in a 347-inch small-block from Ford Per­for­mance. Rated at

360 hp with 400 lb-ft of torque, the proven X347D stro­ker com­bi­na­tion is based on a BOSS 302 block bored 0.030inch over­size. Pis­tons are forg­ings from Mahle on I-beam rods with full float­ing pins and ARP bolts. The crank­shaft is a Scat made of forged steel. Ford Per­for­mance went to great lengths to op­ti­mize the cam/cylin­der head/in­take man­i­fold com­bi­na­tion for these en­gines. The camshaft’s in­take and ex­haust lobes have fast open­ing ramps to keep port ve­loc­ity high. As a re­sult, the en­gine idles hap­pily at 800 rpm, pulls 19 inches of vac­uum, all of which re­sults in ex­cel­lent throt­tle

■ Above: Con­struc­tion of our United Pa­cific/ STREET ROD­DER Road Tour ’32 pickup is in the ca­pa­ble care of Hot Rods by Dean (HRBD). Here is the Ford Per­for­mance Parts en­gine un­der­go­ing a test­fit. As de­liv­ered from Ford Per­for­mance Parts the X347D stro­ker is equipped with an Edel­brock man­i­fold, MSD dis­trib­u­tor, and Ford Per­for­mance Parts rocker cov­ers. The vi­bra­tion damper is SFI ap­proved.

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