A new day, I am putting No.47 in my garage today for the long winter, it is cold and blowing 40 kts. on the east coast so now now is the time to finally start the tear down, only a year late. When we last left this build in the 2v tech section: I took the aluminum block into Burtonsville Performance this week because I could not cut the cylinder bores fast enough, they just laughed at me as usual, said I would be cutting till Christmas. When I get in over my head they save me, they said I will be cutting for along time with a Sunnen hone and go through many sets of stones cutting 8 bores +.020" for the new pistons and that it is better to fly cut the block with a boring head which I have but I do not have a big enough machine to mount the block so let the pro do it.. I got a set of JE pistons from ModMax. They are -17 cc dish with valve relief cuts that will come in at 11:1 maybe, we will see, but lower than the 15:1 I was starting at. I am sorry to change the story line on you all and I was hoping to do a crazy high compression engine for fun but I am old and now working full time so I do not have the time to mess with problems. When I pull the NPI motor out of the car it will be a spare so that has some possibilities for fun with BLK54's ideas, stay tuned. The heads I made up over the last year I will use, see that build in the 2v section. They are 5.4 PI Windsor truck heads ported with bigger valves and seats I opened up 3mm, new guides, Timeserts, decked .070, cc'ing at 35 to 37 so I will have a better CR number when the block comes back and I put plugs in and mock everything together the first time and check for valve clearance issues. I am cutting the block .015" so I will let you know.. The cams are Bullett NPI tow truck cams that are .525 lift and 5 degreese more duration than stock PI cams, I am trying to get as much low end torque as possible without going to FI. I have done 3 blower motors, 1 32 valve Intech and 2 Terminators in a Marauder so I am over FI, but.... I did not think I would be building a Ford Mustang SN95, this was the wifemobile that I got new and it has +200k on it and runs great. It is on it's 4th clutch and it is failing bad. I have road raced it Summit Point WV and if you dig through this site you can find all the other stuff I have done to the car. I had so many parts left over from the Marauder build after 10 years that the Mustang seems like a no brainer. Road racing is hard on the total system with lots of maintenance to stay safe when trying to go triple digit speeds so now I think I will build towards autocrossing. Lastly, I thank you, the reader for your ideas and comments and caring enough to check on me when I disappear from time to time. This site has a wealth of information to help you and I am here because I am too old to put up with the flame wars I have endured for the last 13 years on other sites. Thanks to Pete at FTR, Dale at ModMax, and Maximum Motorsports for their help and patients reeling me in when I stray out in left field too far. They are easy to talk to.