No , I ended up getting brand new Gen 3 heads to build a long block with a 5.2 short block with the 6 knock sensor bosses .
I just scored a cheap used pair of Gen 3 heads to complete another predator(12:1) short block but will also see if they fit the sleeved Gen 2 short block(2 knock sensor...
Will be closely following . I may be following in your foot steps as I am thinking of swapping the Magnum XL in one of my cars for a TH400... not quite ready to swap the 10r80 in my 18 ... looking into collecting “spare“ 10r80’s instead and adding extra clutches .
Hell ,since I also have a...
The cobra jet motor is a good deal thought as it’s $27K from Ford ...they are local to me so I may go check it out ..
edit ... must be on sale now as you do get the supercharge for $27K . Lol
so about same as adding the whipple to the one...
Or you could replace your voodoo with a Cobra jet engine sans supercharger for a little less...$19K
You won’t like it without the supercharger as it’s a...
In contrast to the latest Alluminator 5.2 which Is almost $23K retail .
Some advertise for $16-17K but i thinks thats the older version which uses the older block .
If you look out there are deals out there .
Here is complete voodoo long block for $7K
Same here . I am sure you also did upgraded OPG
like I did . Complete long block with new heads , head studs, and upgraded springs still thousands less than the Gen 3 alluminator.
The Alluminator has always been nothing more than a stock block with upgraded rods/pistons and later OPG .
To complete long block
Gen 2 GT 350 heads $3500(look out for deals on used heads )
rocker arms and lifter - $600
Gen 2 VCT kit - $500.
cams - $250
Cam /front cover kit -$500.
head studs - $250
Block - $1850 https://performanceparts.ford.com/part/M-6010-M52A
JE Voodoo spec pistons - $750. Alternatives are the
Gen 2 voodoo /Mahle drop in pistons and Diamond .
Voodoo specific Manley H rods with ARP 2000 bolts - $750- you could upgrade to I beams but not sure you can you...
I don’t think the location of the oil squirters would be an issue either if you use the predator block in a voodoo build . My engine builder is recommending they be blocked off anyway as he wonders if they are potentially contributing to the oil consumption issues some of these engines have ...
No worries . I am bit obsessed with having “spare“ engines .
I bent a couple of rods in my original motor ... with 2.9 whipple . Lol
i Had that motor rebuilt (had to be sleeved ) with voodoo spec diamond pistons/H rods and some mild upgrades to the heads .That engine is back in the car now. I...