• Jan 28th 2010 at 4:28PM
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Racers and project car builders have two fresh engine options to choose from in the Ford Racing parts catalog. Fans of the classic 302 cubic inch V8 and a lighter budget can opt for the 340 horsepower X302 crate engine. At $3,495, the X302 offers the classic cast iron block and aluminum cylinder heads mated with forged aluminum pistons and die cast aluminum valve covers.

Those in need of a bit more oomph can opt for the new 427 FE, based on the Boss 351 block with four-bolt main bearings carrying the forged steel crankshaft and rods. The block is topped with Ford Racing aluminum cylinder heads with 10.5:1 compression ratio, netting 535 hp and 545 lb-ft of torque and commanding $8,800. Both engines get the standard Ford Racing one year warranty. Press releases are after the jump.

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X Hits the Spot With New Value Packed Crate Engine!

Part Number: M-6007-X302

Part Description: Ford Racing introduces the best value in 302 crate engines, the X302. The X302 delivers forged pistons and high performance aluminum heads at a price the competition offers factory iron heads and cast pistons. Topped with a set of Ford Racing polished aluminum valve covers the X302 looks as good as it performs.

The X302 crate engine is ideal for street rods, kit cars and any Mustang project plus it's built right here in the USA!

Shown with water pump not included.

306 cubic inches (4.030" bore x 3.00" stroke), seasoned 302 block
340 hp / 310 lb.ft. torque
9.0:1 compression ratio
Cast iron crank, I-beam connecting rods and forged pistons
Aluminum Ford Racing X-306 cylinder heads with 1.94 intake and 1.54 exhaust valves w/ 64 CC chambers
Hydraulic Roller E303 Camshaft
Includes 50oz. harmonic balancer
Ford Racing die-cast polished aluminum valve covers
Distributor, ignition wires, intake, fuel system, water pump, exhaust and flywheel are needed to run
Standard 12/12 FRPP Crate Engine Warranty
$3,495.00 MSRP

Other Ford Racing related items:

Valve Covers: M-6582-LE302C (polished), M-6582-LR302BL (blue) Customize your look with our broad selection of valve covers!
Flywheel/Flexplate: M-6357-B302 (T5), M-6375-A50 (AOD), Make sure to use the correct flywheel for a balanced assembly!
Water pumps: M-8501-C50, M-8501-G351, Pick the right pump for your accessory drive!
Intakes: M-9424-E302C Performer RPM for low-end torque
Z427 Crate Engine: M-6007-Z427FFT/FRT - Need more power and torque? Check out our Z427!

Contact Information:
Ford Racing Performance Parts

Ford Racing Announces the Return of the 427!

Part Number: M-6007-Z427FFT (front sump pan), M-6007-Z427FRT (rear sump pan)

Part Description: The company that created the 427 FE engine line announces a modern version of the legendary motor. Built on Ford Racing's new BOSS 351 block, the 427 crate engine is engineered and built for drive ability and durability while still offering a throaty growl.

The 427 crate engine is ideal for street rods, kit cars and all Ford projects requiring big power in a reliable small block package.

427 cubic inches (4.125" bore x 4.00" stroke), 9.5 deck 351 BOSS block with 4-bolt mains
535 hp @ 5600 / 545 lb.ft. torque @ 4500
10.5:1 compression ratio
Neutral balance forged steel crank, steel H-beam connecting rods and forged pistons
Aluminum Ford Racing Z cylinder heads with 2.02 intake and 1.60 exhaust valves w/ 63 CC chambers
Hydraulic Roller Camshaft
Includes water pump and harmonic balancer
Distributor, Ignition Wires, Intake, Fuel System, Exhaust and Flywheel are needed to run
Standard 12/12 FRPP Crate Engine Warranty
$8,8000.00 MSRP

Other Ford Racing Related Items:
Valve Covers: M-6582-W427 (black), M-6582-W427B (blue), M-6582-W427P (polished), Add the 427 FE look to any SB Ford.
Flywheel: M-6375-D302B, Make sure to use the correct flywheel for a balanced assembly!
Water pumps: M-8501-G351 or M-8501-C50, Pick the right pump for your accessory drive!
Intakes: M-9424-V351 Victor Jr. for big power, M-9424-Z351 Performer RPM for low-end torque and installed height
Short Block: M-6009-Z427, 427 short block is available for the DIY engine builder.

Contact Information:

Ford Racing Performance Parts

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      OK, now add a 5.0 crate option for people that bought a 2010 Mustang and just realized that they made a horrible, horrible mistake.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Look around. Dealers are selling them for $2k under invoice. The biggest deals are to be had on those loaded up optioned cars that are hard sells. A $32k GT obviously isn't going to be discounted as much as a $39k GT that's been sitting on the lot for 6 months...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Have you driven a 2010? It's more car than 90% of Americans on the road today. And with the discounts available on them now, I'd be a fool to pass up the opportunity to get into a '10 for almost $10k less than a comparably equipped '11. I was all excited for the new 5.0 and 412hp etc, but it isn't worth the price increase to me. Not to sit in bumper to bumper traffic. If the '10 I have my eye on sells, I'll still order an '11, but I won't be getting all the options I want, so we'll see....
        • 5 Years Ago
        I can understand $2k under invoice. Maybe $3 or 4k. But $10k? That would take some wicked negotiating.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ford is just kicking the ''''' out of the others american car companys ..
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not being a huge domestic fanboy, I'm going to say that GM can kiss my ass. They can't "hand" anything to Ford, because GM got government life support. They're not kicking Ford's ass in any way, and with that Volt atrocity and the hideous Camaro, Corvette and all their other plastic pigs, I wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole.

        Ford would be the only domestic brand I'd ever consider. The Raptor Truck and the Mustang GT are amazing, and they're actually properly engineered vehicles. GM keeps changing management every week, and releasing songs about their falsely environmentally friendly cars.

        Ford is kicking GM's ass. They should pull out of Mexico and they'd be ten times better.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Really? How so? Traverse outsells Flex & downs syndrome baby MKT combined. Oh wait the Acadia does too. Buick not far off. Hell, the Lambdas even outsell the much cheaper Edge.

        SRX pimps the MKX.

        Camaro still outselling the 'Stang (even though I prefer the 'Stang). Don't recall hearing Ford having to go to three shifts for the Taurus, or MKZ or MKS or MKX

        Escalade still owns the lame ass Navigator.

        GMT 900 still outsells the F series .

        CTS - flat out dogs the MKS.

        It is Ford who is getting their ass handed to them, by a bankrupt company no less.

        Silverado, Tahoe & Yukon bitch slaps the Expedition.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thanks for comparing apples to coffee cups...

      • 5 Years Ago
      The small block 351W-based 427 is new but the X302's have been available for...10 - 15 years now...if not longer. The E303 cammed X302 (which is what that X302 is) has been in the FRPP catalog for a very long time. Only thing of note now is that they use the BOSS 302 block with fully forged internals as opposed to what they used to offer which were nothing more than OEM 5.0 shortblocks with better heads and cam. Makes the newer engines a vastly better value (those prices really haven't changed much in the last 10 years).
      • 5 Years Ago
      why? 5.0 w 412 is on the way, 2010's were a stopgap with limited supply.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I have a feeling the 5.0 in the '11 Mustang is going to cost you more than $3500.

        This would be a cool swap for an old Fox body Mustang.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This has more to do with offering a swappable crate engine for the last 50 years of Ford cars than anything to do with current mustangs.

        As a crate, the new 5.0 would probably be on par with the GM Performance Parts LS engines, which start around $5k and go from there...
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's heartwarming to see Ford still gets it by offering these wonderful motors for enthusiasts to play with. Yeah!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      how many people have shoehorned an Audi engine into ANYTHING?....oh, and check out how much a Audi 2.0FTSI costs to replace...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Will Ford EVER build a V6 racing engine you can actually buy? I don't think V8's are bad, but a proper V6 would also be a good thing
        • 5 Years Ago
        There's a couple of companies that build racing versions of the 3.8-4.2 push rod, but their about the same price as a comparable V8. I'd like to see an Eco-Boost crate engines but I think we're a few years off from that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Several of the supercar companies use the Duratec 3.0 out of the Taurus/Sable/Escape, most notably Noble. I'm sure if you were willing to purchase from Noble, you'd be able to find out exactly what they did to the thing. From what I've heard, not much, as the crank and rods are forged from the factory. The limiting factor for that engine was always the transmission on all the vehicles it was offered in. They're able to make big horsepower from a 3.0 liter V6. They'll spin all day, too!
      • 5 Years Ago
      OK, can they beat the Audi 2.0 FTSI ?????

      NO? Sure they can't!
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL, ok buddy. You must be an A3 owner. Your turbo'd four is a great engine I'm sure. But if you think that dropping a 535hp small block (that's well over twice the power you have) into your car will make it slower, then you've no idea. I'll drag race you in my 40 year old car any time. Your theoretical 427 Audi may not corner quite as well, but I'm sure a Ford chassis tuner could sort that out for you. ; )
        • 5 Years Ago
        X owner

        I understand the proven technology argument, and understressed engines... but why do you prefer pushrods versus OHC? Aren't pushrods a point of failure by comparison?

        That really seems like a ton of performance out of those engines, per dollar. If the first one had a forged crankshaft it'd be perfect.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Todd: Does this Ford also come with blown pistons like the STI?

        Madscan: As an owner of your favorite engine I can tell you that high compression direct injection engines have plenty of limitations, like making it relaibly to 100,000 miles without choking on carbon deposits and having a million valves fail on the breathing system.

        Unless you need to be on the bleeding edge of fuel economy/power there is a lot to be said for old proven technologies like pushrod engines IMO.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Torque curve.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Dude its a N/A engine that nearly makes as much horsepower as a Ford GT and almost 50 more torque and that is only at 10.5:1 compression ratio.

        Throw a 4.0L Whipple on this bad boy and your going to be pissing your pants.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You're joking right?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Let me ask you this...what are you on right now?
        You've got to be a complete idiot if you think that's fast. 0-60 is two seconds slower than my old GT with 300HP...not to mention how slow it is compared to my Cobra with over 500HP. It's almost like you're comparing a sloth to a cheetah.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, its funny to see the horsepower numbers of those antiquated, "hallowed" engines, and think how they used to be so "powerful" and "mean".

        While watching Barret-Jackson last week, got a laugh at how the commentators were putting so much emphasis on old Chevelle big block horsepower number - which is less than what a Subaru Impreza WRX STI makes.

        "...it's big block 454 with *three hundred and seventy-five horse power....wow!...those were the days, eh guys?..."
      • 5 Years Ago
      So 500 will get me a 5.0 LX with 150,000K+ mileage and 3,500 would get me an engine that's a direct replacement and has about 100 more HP? Sounds like a steal. This should be a hit with all those 5.0s at the dragstrip and open track days.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Meh...my friend built himself a 351C that makes 550hp and it's not even stroked...LOL.

      J/K - Any time a manufacturer makes a good crate motor I'm all for it.

      For the whiner complaining about how GM sells so many more vehicles than Ford....that is NOT what matters. Profitability is what matters. GM can sell 10 times the vehicles, but that doesn't mean they are turning a profit. I'll take a Mustang over the Hot wheels-esk Camaro any day.....and I'm a Mopar guy.
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