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Old 05-11-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Hey guys came across a good deal on a mark 8 motor my question is that can I use that block and use 2v heads, connecting rods and pistons? I want to make my car sneaky quick and my other question is what's the quality of the crank like max hp? Thank guys
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If you get the mark 8 motor use the heads. Otherwise don't bother
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Well I have 2 valve stuff I have the turbo manifolds and acc. I just want a really good bottom end
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The rods and pistons in the Mark VIII are no stronger than the ones in your 2V. The Mark VIII motors are good for ppl who want to convert to 4V on the cheap or want the Teksid block.
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Well I have 2 valve stuff I have the turbo manifolds and acc. I just want a really good bottom end
Look for a used 03/04 cobra block then. All others are almost the same in power capabilities.
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Look for a used 03/04 cobra block then. All others are almost the same in power capabilities.
Actually the block out of the MKVIII cannot even be compared to any other block. The MKVIII has a Teksid block, which is arguably the best block that Ford has produced. it's Italian designed and incredibly strong. The aluminator block is nothing compared to a Teksid.
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thats why i want it, it can handle what ever i throw at it, and i dont wabnt to deal or pay for the 4v swap, ill port and polish my heads get a good crank connecting rods and pistons and build up my turbo. and a junk yard near me only charges 200$ for the entire motor
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Actually the block out of the MKVIII cannot even be compared to any other block. The MKVIII has a Teksid block, which is arguably the best block that Ford has produced. it's Italian designed and incredibly strong. The aluminator block is nothing compared to a Teksid.
I know that. I'm talking about the internals.
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I know that. I'm talking about the internals.
so the internals are also rated for high hp?
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so the internals are also rated for high hp?
Not the internals. Just the block
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Actually the block out of the MKVIII cannot even be compared to any other block. The MKVIII has a Teksid block, which is arguably the best block that Ford has produced. it's Italian designed and incredibly strong. The aluminator block is nothing compared to a Teksid.
+1 on the teksid block. Use the 4v mark heads and get new headers? Better power potential.
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I have a teksid block with Kellogg forged crank, eagle h beam rods, JE pistons, all ARP 2000 fasteners. I also added a set of Kaase ported polished heads. The teksid block is the most sought after light weight aluminum block out there. These blocks when properly assembled can handle 1000+ rwhp.
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Yup, the Teksid is the best block Ford ever put in a Mustang, I'd go as far as to say even better than the Coyote blocks. They are super light, super strong and Teksid the the company that makes the Ferrari blocks. IMO, if Ford had not stopped with the Teksid blocks due to the high cost vs the WAP or cast iron, the 03/04 Terminators would for sure have been Teksids and honestly really do need that weight off the nose of the car...
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Teksid + Manley 18cc pistons, Manley H beams (or billet I beams if you want an absolutely bullet-proof setup), Clevite bearings, and the rest Manley will handle anything you can imagine.
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Yea I am goin to ocmd this weekend and when I get back the build starts
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