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« on: May 18, 2011, 02:40:52 pm »

Hi All, I just wanted to take a minute to thank Jim from Fordstrokers for building me a kick ass 347. I'm sure everyone knows the the type of work Jim does but I just wanted to share my experience with everyone here. It all started last year when I was looking to upgrade my tired 306 engine in my 92 stang. I was searching the internet for peoples opinions and past experiences. I researched a few different builders but I always heard some type of negative feedback, until I heard about Fordstrokers.com. So late one night about 11:30pm eastern time I went to the Fordstrokers web site and put an inquiry in about a 331 build and much to my surprise I got an instant reply from Jim. After speaking with Jim I knew I would be ordering a 347 from Fordstrokers.com. A few weeks later I called Fordstrokers and after speaking with Jim and telling him what I was looking for I ordered a stock block 347. I ordered the engine in November 09 and received it around May of 2010. The funny thing was I had some issues with my ignition so I called over a guy I use to use who owns a local Mustang speed shop. He solved my issue and asked about my new engine and what was my custom cam specs, after hearing the cam specs he said dont expect to make more than 300HP because my cam was too small. I was a little concerned but wasn't losing any sleep over it. In late September 2010 I drpped the car off to be tuned. About two days later I was very happy when the tuner called me and said "That things got a lot of steam" the car dynoed at 407hp to the wheels and 412ftq. I drive the car about once or twice a week and let me tell you it's a nasty little bitch all thanks to Jim at Fordstrokers.
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 04:08:24 pm »

You ordered it in November and got it in May?  During that time did you make any invoice changes?
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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html

Irwindale Speedway 1/8 mile (1st time at a track!) = 7.647 @ 90.78mph with a crappy 1.878 sixty foot (3850# race weight)

Present day Merc = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html


Except that engine building (properly) is a labor intensive industry.  Who do you think does all the measuring and machining?  Little engine shop fairies?  Not to mention assembly, mock up and parts fitting.

At Woody's level you are not just paying for his labor but for his skill set as well.

Thanks FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 05:32:56 pm »

Woody's the man.
Took 5 weeks to get my shortblock kit.
Fordstrokers does top notch machine work.
There customer service has to be the best in the industry.
He even upgraded my rods to light weight rods at no charge because of problems getting the other rods.
I look forward to doing business with them again. A 408 for my 96 F-150 
Thanks for all your help Woody.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 06:17:58 pm »

You ordered it in November and got it in May?  During that time did you make any invoice changes?
No invoice changes, quality takes time!
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 07:42:44 pm »

Mr Protain, how the hell are ya, I am glad your happy.  Grin
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Make sure you get your information from the internet gurus that haven't built SHIT, they did sleep at Holiday Inn last night, and we have a few of those gurus right here on this forum. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 09:42:39 pm »

Mr Protain, how the hell are ya, I am glad your happy.  Grin
I'm good Jim, I hope all is well with you and your family.  I couldn't be happier with the engine, you and your wife run a top notch business, Thanks again.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2011, 12:13:33 am »

I have a shitty video on youtube of the car if anyone wants to check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPiYQSbnx3A
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 09:50:39 am »

I have a shitty video on youtube of the car if anyone wants to check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPiYQSbnx3A


What stop sign?     


Sounds and looks like it runs really good!     
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Robert's 1969 Mercury Montego (FordStrokers 408W, QFT 850cfm RQ-AN, Super Victor, 2" aluminum open spacer, CamMotion HR .624/.609 251/256 108, 1-3/4" x 3" headers, Broader Performance RmV/B under a C6/4R100 behind a 8"/9" billet 5500 stall, 9" 4.56 Detroit Truetrac, M/T ET radial streets 315/60-15 on 10" rims)

The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html

Irwindale Speedway 1/8 mile (1st time at a track!) = 7.647 @ 90.78mph with a crappy 1.878 sixty foot (3850# race weight)

Present day Merc = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html


Except that engine building (properly) is a labor intensive industry.  Who do you think does all the measuring and machining?  Little engine shop fairies?  Not to mention assembly, mock up and parts fitting.

At Woody's level you are not just paying for his labor but for his skill set as well.

Thanks FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 10:29:36 am »

I have a shitty video on youtube of the car if anyone wants to check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPiYQSbnx3A


What stop sign?     


Sounds and looks like it runs really good!     
You saw that huh! I actually had my son as a look out for traffic but when I got back he said he forgot to look.
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 11:21:22 am »

sick man!!!
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2011, 11:37:53 am »

sick man!!!
Hey what part of Long Island are you from? I'm in Babylon!
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2011, 12:47:22 pm »

The funny thing was I had some issues with my ignition so I called over a guy I use to use who owns a local Mustang speed shop. He solved my issue and asked about my new engine and what was my custom cam specs, after hearing the cam specs he said dont expect to make more than 300HP because my cam was too small. I was a little concerned but wasn't losing any sleep over it. In late September 2010 I drpped the car off to be tuned. About two days later I was very happy when the tuner called me and said "That things got a lot of steam" the car dynoed at 407hp to the wheels and 412ftq.

  I sure hope you set that guy straight!
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2011, 12:51:55 pm »

The funny thing was I had some issues with my ignition so I called over a guy I use to use who owns a local Mustang speed shop. He solved my issue and asked about my new engine and what was my custom cam specs, after hearing the cam specs he said dont expect to make more than 300HP because my cam was too small. I was a little concerned but wasn't losing any sleep over it. In late September 2010 I drpped the car off to be tuned. About two days later I was very happy when the tuner called me and said "That things got a lot of steam" the car dynoed at 407hp to the wheels and 412ftq.

  I sure hope you set that guy straight!
Funny thing is he went out of business! Wonder, Ponder
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2011, 09:13:22 pm »

sick man!!!
Hey what part of Long Island are you from? I'm in Babylon!

im over in Elmont, nice to see a fellow islander doing it right!
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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2011, 05:20:56 am »

Glad you like your 347 stroker, i ll receive mine soon will dyno it asap    Grin
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