Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hoyt, Kansas
Bronco Info: 85 Bronco, 300 I6 w/4bbl, np435, 4" lift, 37" Irok NDs, 4.56 w/ Detroit Locker and tru trac
Any crate engine over 500hp is gonna be maxing out your budget, if not surpassing it. The reason i suggeted the mod motor is that they are now plentiful and cheap. My mustang I referenced earlier gets 23 mpg and has a 6800 rpm redline. It has terrific power and throttle response from 3000 up to red line. It will not make a clean jump off the line on street tires and pushes that little stang to 60mph in 5 seconds and 100 in about 11 seconds, if you can keep the tires planted. I shift out of third at 107 mph, and it still pulls at 145 mph. This is in stock form, with a cat-back exhaust as the only mod.
94 Bronco XLT. Beefy 351, 6" , 37's, 4.88: burnt
86 Bronco custom, 4" 37's, locked 4.56, 300 i6 4 bbl, np435/208
96 f350 XL, rclb, 351, c6, BW4407 xfer
78 f150 Ranger, 351m, t18, np205, rusty
90 f150, 95 f250, 96 f350 psd: stolen, sold, and burnt, respectively.