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Old 02-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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FORD 427 BIG BLOCK->180SX. Advice needed

hello i am going to be building a kick *Censored**Censored**Censored* car.

im purchasing a 180sx 1996 and going to be trying to put a ford 427 big block in her. the 427 is not out of the factory from ford, it is a after market build meant for a ford bronco. the builders add another 100hp from replacing the standard 427 parts. the engine will be at 550hp.

i have no clue about sh^t and i am in the process of buying this engine for 12k and the 180sx for 4k.


what parts will i need to upgrade to prevent my car from warping

any advice or criticism is greatly appreciated ps dad owns 2 tyer and mechanical shops so all sweet on new tyers and the labour hours.

budget is set at 25k, 16k has been used. leaving 9k to play with
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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hello i am going to be building a kick *Censored**Censored**Censored* car.

im purchasing a 180sx 1996 and going to be trying to put a ford 427 big block in her. the 427 is not out of the factory from ford, it is a after market build meant for a ford bronco. the builders add another 100hp from replacing the standard 427 parts. the engine will be at 550hp.

i have no clue about sh^t and i am in the process of buying this engine for 12k and the 180sx for 4k.


what parts will i need to upgrade to prevent my car from warping

any advice or criticism is greatly appreciated ps dad owns 2 tyer and mechanical shops so all sweet on new tyers and the labour hours.

budget is set at 25k, 16k has been used. leaving 9k to play with
Unless a swap kit exist this will be a lot of work and difficult to estimate.
Are you set on this 12k engine?

- Engine/Transmission Mounts
- Fuel Setup
- Wiring
- Cooling (Fitment)
- Custom Driveshaft / Exhaust
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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Let me get this straight. You're going to sink 12K into a big block and only get 550 hp out of it? Then try and shoe horn it into a car like a 180? Surely you're aware how big a big block is and what they weigh in at? For a bit more than 12K you could've got an all new 427 windsor based small block making 525 hp./515 tq. with a 30 mo./50,000 mi. warranty that would fit with out a problem. Like my uncle used to say: "given enough time and money you can make anything work". Good luck with that.......

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:24 AM   #5
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This is prolly a joke. Don't take it that seriously.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:16 PM   #6
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Pics or it didn't happen.
i have no pictures because it hasnt happened, i need advice. thats why i am here.

i am wanting around 550hp engine that is aspirated and willing to spend 12k on a motor.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:18 PM   #7
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Let me get this straight. You're going to sink 12K into a big block and only get 550 hp out of it? Then try and shoe horn it into a car like a 180? Surely you're aware how big a big block is and what they weigh in at? For a bit more than 12K you could've got an all new 427 windsor based small block making 525 hp./515 tq. with a 30 mo./50,000 mi. warranty that would fit with out a problem. Like my uncle used to say: "given enough time and money you can make anything work". Good luck with that.......
please tell me where i can purchase this 427 windsor with that many horses, because so far i havent seen any with over 550hp that are aspirated
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:08 AM   #8
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Pretty much a turn-key:
http://www.jegs.com/p/Blueprint-Engi...21860/10002/-1
Not turn-key/ more hp&tq/ shorter warranty/ less $$$$:
http://www.jegs.com/i/Ford+Racing/39...27FFT/10002/-1
If you're REALLY doing this, skip the big-block. As a guy who just changed from an 81 Malibu w/ an "all iron" 406 SBC to a 00 GMC Somona with the same engine, the weight dist is totally screwed in the Sonoma, versus the Malibu. You stuffing a big-block into a 180 will be WAY worse.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:06 AM   #9
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Where's the pics of the 16k you already spent?
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:45 AM   #10
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Aluminum block, small block 351 based, 427 cubic inch. 600HP, 560ft.lbs. Direct from Ford Racing (you can buy below retail MSRP from us and many others).

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...KeyField=12379

I tried to upload a couple pictures of one of these engines in a Mustang, one of the cars we have built for international customers. They work very well and one of those car / engine packages is currently leading their international championship with one outright event win and multiple podiums, with a relatively rookie driver.

For some reason, photo attachments won't load here right now.
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