My 5.4 Build
Starting to build a 5.4 for my 2002 FX4. I've got a 2003 expy windsor 5.4 block and PI heads that have had a 5 angle valve job with new valves, springs, rocker arms, stock cams (for now). I have all the parts for the short block.
I know the first thing I need to do is get the block cleaned and have the cylinder walls bored. I just need some help with how much to bore it, what pistons are ok to use and where to get the bearings and what kind. Il be using the stock crank so ill take that to the machine shop with me to have it checked out. Ill be putting cams in it too and I'm thinking some stage 2 cams but not sure what to look for.
This is my first ever engine build from scratch. I am very familiar with how they work and go together etc so assembling it isn't any concern, its finding the right parts to achieve the best results. If I can find a supercharger off a lightning ill highly consider throwing it on too so I want the engine to be built to hold if the opportunity arises.
I'll be happy if I'm in the 300-350 hp range. I don't need any more than that.
Let me hear your thoughts!!!