408 Ford Stroker Crate Engine (Dressed Longblock)  

408 Ford Stroker Crate Engine (Dressed Longblock)  
• Dart Pro 1 Aluminum Heads
• 450 Horsepower
• 500 Torque
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$4,945.00


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Quick Overview:
This part number is ideal for serious street performance. Our entry level 408 stroker Ford performance engines boast an honest 450 horsepower and 500 torque and run on premium pump gas. This part number is perfect to upgrade from your old 351W. This Ford 408 Stroker Crate engine will give you the reliability you want for your street cruiser while still having the power you need.

Be sure to check out the optional items to customize your engine, from making it a roller setup to customizing the text on the valve covers.

If you want a complete and dyno'ed engine, please see this 408 Ford stroker crate engine.
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Small Block Ford Block Style

There are two options available for the block on your small block Ford crate engine:

  • •No clutch pivot on block [All automatic transmissions, most manual transmissions after 1974 and aftermarket manual transmissions]

 

  • •With clutch pivot on block [Most manual transmissions before 1974]

 

We're dedicated to building your dream engine, and building it right the first time. If your engine builder doesn't ask these questions they risk sending you an engine that you'll have to swap parts on, usually at your expense! Get the right build the first time, save money, and get higher quality parts by ordering your next Ford performance engine here at Tri Star Engines.

Have questions or need a block that isn't listed? Contact our performance engines specialists!

Small block Ford Oil Pan Style

For proper fitment we offer 3 oil pan options on our small block Ford crate engines:

  • Front sump oil pan (fits most Mustangs 1965-1973, other car apps to 1976, some truck applications to 1979)
    • The standard front sump pan does not have provision for a dipstick. If you select a factory reverse flow timing cover, you will need to select the Moroso front sump oil pan below.
  • Moroso front sump oil pan (has side kickouts and provision for a dipstick)
  • Rear sump (fox body style) oil pan

We're dedicated to building your dream engine, and building it right the first time. If your engine builder doesn't ask these questions they risk sending you an engine that you'll have to swap parts on, usually at your expense! Get the right build the first time, save money, and get higher quality parts by ordering your next Ford performance engine here at Tri Star Engines.

Small block Ford Timing Cover Style

To ensure proper fitment of your water pump and pulleys we need to know what timing cover to install on your crate engine. There are 3 options for timing covers:

  • Standard flow - This is by far the most common option. On this we also need to know which side your water pump inlet is on; drivers or passengers side.
  • Reverse flow, 1987-1997 truck style serpentine belt
  • Reverse flow, 1994-1995 Mustang style serpentine belt

NOTE:: The only timing cover with provision for a mechanical fuel pump is the standard flow cover. If you choose a reverse flow cover you will need to use an electric fuel pump.

If using an aftermarket serpentine belt system call the manufacturer and ask them which timing cover you should be using.

We're dedicated to building your dream engine, and building it right the first time. If your engine builder doesn't ask these questions they risk sending you an engine that you'll have to swap parts on, usually at your expense! Get the right build the first time, save money, and get higher quality parts by ordering your next Ford performance engine here at Tri Star Engines.

Have questions or need a timing cover that isn't listed? Contact our performance engines specialists!

Standard flow timing cover 
(For all V-belt pulley systems and most aftermarket serpentine belt systems)

 

Notice the direction of the ports for the water pump. On these timing covers we also need to know what side the inlet for your water pump is on (ref. Image 2), which allows us to install the timing pointer on the correct side so it is visible.

Reverse flow timing cover 
(For most traditional serpentine belts in the years listed)

 

+$200.00

Custom Engraved Valve Covers

Add your own personalized message on the polished aluminum valve covers.

See below for some of our previous work:

Custom Valve Cover Example Custom Valve Cover Example

Custom Valve Cover Example Custom Valve Cover Example

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$4,945.00
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Details
The Dressed Longblock build comes with timing cover, oil pan, harmonic balancer and polished Tri Star valve covers installed. This build allows you to put your own intake, carburetor and distributor on.

This part number is recommended for street use and runs on premium pump gas with a compression ratio of approximately 9.5:1. The 408 stroker is the ideal engine for upgrading your old 351W.

Tri Star Performance lets you customize your engine build to what you really want. Look through the variety of options offered for each performance engine. Add what you want to make it your own, even add your own customized text to the valve covers!
Specs
Part Number
P3408-5HP
Block
Stress relieved block is completely CNC machined in our state of the art CNC machining center. The block is fully align honed and torque plate honed, then assembled with brass frost plugs and pressure tested.
Short Block Features
• Scat cast steel crank
• 4340 Forged connecting rods with ARP cap screws
• Forged pistons
• Moly rings
• Clevite main and rod bearings
• True roller double roller timing set
• Melling oil pump
• Howards hydraulic flat tappet camshaft (roller optional)
Externally balanced, 28 ounce balance
Click here to be sure you have the correct damper spacer
Camshaft Advertised Duration
277° Intake
282° Exhaust
Camshaft Duration @ .050"
230° Intake
234° Exhaust
Camshaft Lift
.563" Intake
.572" Exhaust
Heads
Dart™ Pro 1 Cylinder head castings

Specs
►195cc Intake Runner
►58 or 62cc combustion chamber volume
►2.02 stainless intake valves
►1.60 stainless exhaust valves
►Howards HP valve springs
►Howards chrome moly valve spring retainers
►HP roller rocker arms
►Chrome moly .080 wall pushrods

Features
►Dart aluminum heads are cast from virgin 355-T61 aerospace alloy
►Heart shaped chambers improve combustion efficiency.
►Exhaust runners are raised .135" for improved flow.
►Multi-angle intake seats and radiused exhaust seats dramatically increase air/fuel flow
Cast, machined and assembled in the USA
Additional Parts Included
• Tri Star polished aluminum valve covers
• Aluminum timing cover
• Stamped steel oil pan
• HD Harmonic Balancer 28 oz.
Horsepower
450
Torque
500
Warranty
2 years, unlimited mileage
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Crude oil, gasoline, diesel fuel and other petroleum products can expose you to chemicals including toluene and benzene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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