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So now that I’m taking things to a new level I wanted to be able to keep everything related to it in one place. 42D2C62E 88FC 4433 B90A EF850F1CB85B

I was able to accomplish a dream of mine to become the World’s Fastest Ecoboost SHO, nudging Jordan Christensen by a couple hundredths, which was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. To anyone out there thinking it was a give in, since he was/is in the process of his engine build, you’re mistaken. The only advantage there is that he didn’t set an even faster time....with an opening track time of 11.90....it seemed like it just wouldn’t come to fruition for me. @Jordan_R helped me get the car as light as it was....roughly 3800 pounds. Weight Reduction IS racing. For those of you that didn’t know.B2DA33D0 B8F6 4D0E 8129 8DA216C33938

My goal for the car is to run some consistent high 10’s. I think that is definitely achievable considering what I’ve accomplished on a stock motor. The motor being stock has always been part of the tuning limitations to the car. It’s always ran 18-20 spark, knock sensors not allowed to add timing once spark has been met. That’s good bc more timing is more torque to an already very limited trans we have. But the biggest fear was the motor.

Having chosen Max Performance Automotive out of Lockport Illinois, solely bc of the excellent work showcased by @bpd1151, also with the previous work they did for me porting my 13+ exhaust manifolds and GHGen3 turbos, I just had to inquire about a motor build. Otherwise I would have gone another route that @Jordan_R and I talked about, but Matt Pohnan at Max Power gave me such a great deal I couldn’t refuse. Ideally I didn’t want to have to deal with doing x,y and Z work all in separate places by different ppl if I can save money and get it all done at one place at one time. Which is why I sent out the complete long block. I just have to reinstall. EA99EF1C 71E0 463D 848A 556827B7B8A7 6D7B4B9D B6B5 40C1 964C 9682AD0F255D

On the list of work to be performed, what I know for a fact will be done is as follows: Manley H beam rods, ARP 2000 hardware, CP Pistons, King XP bearings, new water pump and timing chain assembly, new oil pump gears(potentially WPC treating them) closed deck, complete valve job on the heads, some port matching...keeping stock crank for now, micro polish and possibly WPC treat that too. Going slightly higher compression to get a little more power out of her. I’m unsure if I’ll do a full CNC port on the heads, although now would be the time. As things come up Matt will call and give me options. So we’ll see what else can be done or worth doing. I do have a budget so I can’t go hog wild like I wish I could.

I have a GH torque converter now. Plan is to replace the ptu since I have it right in front of my face. So many things I want to do but the budget will have to keep the focus more narrow than I would like. As of right now not sure what I’m doing with my turbos. We’ll see. 5A48A02F EBB4 4C47 A48C 4E0992C8CC66634C1342 ACEE 4D87 AF8A 3CE1E97B6EF0
Obviously with the engine being built we’re going to be more aggressive with tuning.
 

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Excited to see you make it into the 10's!!!

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Man, is it me or does it feel like exciting times for the platform? LOL Awesome!!! My goal is just to get into the 11s, I can't even imagine the 10s!!! Look forward to seeing this thing come to life.
 

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Man, is it me or does it feel like exciting times for the platform? LOL Awesome!!! My goal is just to get into the 11s, I can't even imagine the 10s!!! Look forward to seeing this thing come to life.
Duuuude I’m excited to see yours come to life, the LPFP mod you’re working on looks very promising, hopefully that will be an addition to my build. Your platform record is in the bag....all you have to do is go to the track. I wouldn’t be surprised if you end up in the tens too! Your build way better than mine
 

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Good luck with all of this! 2021 is going to be a crazy year at the drag strip for the SHO’s across the country.

Is there any benefit to upgrading cams at this time? Or does the cost to benefit ratio make them not worth it?
 

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Nothing like a little friendly competition..... As I pull away slightly... Lol just kidding good stuff buddy and looking forward to the end result!
 

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Good luck with all of this! 2021 is going to be a crazy year at the drag strip for the SHO’s across the country.

Is there any benefit to upgrading cams at this time? Or does the cost to benefit ratio make them not worth it?
I don’t believe cams are available for the platform yet but @mattr66 is working on them. It would be nice to rev to 8000rpm.......or maybe I’ve already done that??? Lol!
 

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This is going to be awesome!
I could easily spend my budget on just the engine alone so hopefully I will be able to do some exterior mods....but the smart thing to do would be do as much as possible with the engine and pick away at the exterior in the future.
 

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Nothing like a little friendly competition..... As I pull away slightly... Lol just kidding good stuff buddy and looking forward to the end result!
Thanks buddy and more than likely you will pull on me but that’s ok, just make sure to aim your camera backwards so I can see what the front end looks like at high speed when we review the footage lol!
 

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I don’t believe cams are available for the platform yet but @mattr66 is working on them. It would be nice to rev to 8000rpm.......or maybe I’ve already done that??? Lol!
There are custom cam grinds that can be done. It was an option when I had Ryan build mine, but it was pretty pricey. I think its actually Kelford that does it. They have a set of cams for the F150 3.5 but since that version of the engine has VVT on both intake and exhaust cams, it wouldn't cross over, but I think I read somewhere they can do a custom grind should someone want to fork over the doll hairs, lol...

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There are custom cam grinds that can be done. It was an option when I had Ryan build mine, but it was pretty pricey. I think its actually Kelford that does it. They have a set of cams for the F150 3.5 but since that version of the engine has VVT on both intake and exhaust cams, it wouldn't cross over, but I think I read somewhere they can do a custom grind should someone want to fork over the doll hairs, lol...

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What kind of lunch money we talking bout? Ramen noodles for the next year and a half?
 

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BTW, all of you that are doing the built block thing...keep the heads in your equation if possible. https://headgamesmotorworks.com/ does some cool stuff. They got a Pocket Port and a Pocket Port-R (which I had done) and will help out with being able to increase timing on these things when you get that motor all built up...

A vid explaining the differences:


Anyway, I know you're on a budget, but might be worth keeping in the back of your head (pun intended, lol)...
 

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BTW, all of you that are doing the built block thing...keep the heads in your equation if possible. https://headgamesmotorworks.com/ does some cool stuff. They got a Pocket Port and a Pocket Port-R (which I had done) and will help out with being able to increase timing on these things when you get that motor all built up...

A vid explaining the differences:


Anyway, I know you're on a budget, but might be worth keeping in the back of your head (pun intended, lol)...
I’ll have to ask Matt about this.
 

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Exciting stuff!

Fyi, your signature has your fastest time as 11.083. Still fastest ecoboost SHO, but you earned those two other hundredths.
 

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Not sure if you have another thread on this...but what are your weight loss moves so far? I'm open to putting mine on a diet...but not at the expense of creature comforts. I want to lose weight to save the trans.
 

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