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Reliability just stick to Ford parts and any grind of cam that works with the stock valve train (personally using Ford hot rod cams). Certainly upgrade to the high volume oil pump (avoid high pressure due to chance of blowing seals...) by melling. And poly bushings for rear upper and lower control arms. What transmission do you have? And is your main concern drag racing or just a daily that can drag race reliably? Anything above 4.10 gears I hope you have an auto so you can install a shift kit and 3200 rpm stall torque converter (additional cooling is a must for an auto and I would trash the stock thermostat and toss in a 170f)
 

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If you do go Amazon just do not buy cam phasers or the vct solenoids. I tried the solenoids and those suck... Clattering after 4k and wouldn't stop till I restarted the vehicle so I had to go Ford vct solenoids. I bought a set of roller rockers and lash adjusters from Amazon and they survive my 6500 rpm shifts. Plugs please either go motorcraft or iridium and your coils if you have not already, I would stick to a name brand like msd if you don't want motorcraft and I hear to stay away from accell. Injectors I would only run bigger if you specifically need too and cold air intake if you plan on going past 6500 rpm. And if you do get a cold air get the one that "needs a tune" in other words the one that has a bigger MAF and intake tube. Stock manifold is fine especially n/a and you won't be going past 7k rpm with your stock rotating assembly to take advantage of the Ford racing manifold and just loose tons of low end. You already did the best upgrade that you can do is go 4.10+ gears (in your case higher).
 

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What are you trying to do? Like just use forged rods? Don't quote me on this but I think the Windsor used pressed and Romeo and ours should be fine. Have you considered doing a stroker kit while your project engine is out of the car?
 

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Yeah. I was just thinking while you were in there. You might even get away with the 4v stock forged rods or look into what people have done to get coyote rods and even the crank (for ever so slightly extra compression). Just something to think about especially since you are going in that deep. And with a stroker kit at the very least you can get back your low end that you do loose with a slightly more aggressive cam. Stock rods in our 3v only will probably handle up to 7200 rpm once and rpm is what you want for a n/a build.
 
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