Anyone build a "real" 4-bolt block/4v heads BOSS?
If this section is only for the new DOHC Boss cars, by all means, please move this to the pushrod Boss section (if there is one). That being said, I would love to hear from anyone who has built (not bought) a true Boss engine using a 4-bolt mains Windsor block and the big valve (4 barrel) Cleveland heads.
Any dyno sheets, driving impressions, tips/tricks/advice would be greatly appreciated. Did you boost it? Daily driver or track application? Detailed pictures of the build would be awesome.
I really like the ingenuity behind the actual Boss motors. And I would love to build one some day. I know that there are better aftermarket heads these days, but I want to build a Boss, and would appreciate hearing from someone who has already built one.
My wishlist for the project includes either a Ford Racing or Dart Iron Eagle 4-bolt block, forged rotating assembly, and Australian Ford Parts or CHI aluminum big valve Cleveland heads set up for the Windsor block. Custom grind cam, lightweight valvetrain. I haven't really delved too deep into particulars because I haven't heard from anyone who has done it. What they used, what worked for them.
I want to build a track only car based on a SN95 convertible with a Boss 302 pushrod five-oh. There never was a Boss model SN, so that is why I think it would be a perfect candidate for a real Boss motor. I would probably try get as much out of it as an all engine n/a build first, then (later) swap pistons/cam and add a Whipple.
Thoughts? Comments? Concerns?