In a world where technology has brought us overhead cams, veritable cam timing, high-powered, small-inch, "efficient" engines, factory offerings with over 10:1 compression made to run on pump fuel, and a whole slew of other titillating innovations, it's nice to see that cubic inches are still the way to make big power and huge torque. But what if you equipped your big-inch monster with one modern concession? What would it be? How about a 542ci, pump-gas swilling, aluminum-headed, asphalt buckler with fuel injection? Imagine no cold-start issues and unparalleled drivability. Now imagine 665 lb-ft of torque at a mere 4,500 rpm and 624 eager horses at a low 5,100 rpm! The kicker? All that is available on 87-octane pump dribble.
This Indy Cylinder Head/Milodon-built wonder is the perfect recipe for a modern street engine. With enough torque to turn the Earth on its axis, the convenience of fuel injection, and the ability to run all-day-long on the worst possible gas, we would say that Indy scored a home run, a field goal, and a knockout. All we know is that this is the wave of the future with enough oats to push even a cruise liner into the 10s.
- MP wedge Siamese mega-block
- 4.380 bore/4.500 stroke block lightened, but motor mounts left on
- Crower 4340 crank - 4.500 stroke - 2.375 rod journal
- Clevite main bearings MS1795V std
- Clevite rod bearings CB 527HD std
- Crower 4340 rods 7.00 center to center - with .990 wrist pin
- Ross forged pistons 4.380 bore - 1.460 compression height - 40cc dish
- Speed pro rings R9278+65 1/16 1/16 3/16 top gap .022 bottom .028
- Comp Cams hydraulic cam CRB 5965-5985 H-112
- .546/.546 - 241/247 - 112 degree LSA - installed at 108
- Comp Cams 822-16 lifters
- Milodon true roller chain set
- Milodon complete engine bolt kit
- MP chrome timing cover
- Indy 440/SR aluminum wedge heads CNC-ported 295cc intake runner 2.19/1.81 stainless valves intake flow 355 CFM exhaust flow 266 CFMcombustion chamber 75 cc
- Comp 924-16 valvesprings, 10-degree locks, chrome moly retainers, Teflon seals
- 9.5:1 compression ratio
- Indy 440-4S/R roller rockers 1.5 ratio
- Indy 440-14 rocker shafts, 440-11 clamp studs, 440-5c billet hold downs
- Indy 440-17 head studs, 440-9 3/8 chromoly pushrods 9.500 long
- Indy 440-7 Logo valve covers with breathers and baffles installed
- Felpro 1009 head gaskets, Indy #216 intake gaskets
- Milodon 30930 oil pan
- Milodon big-stroke windage tray
- Milodon static pickup
- Milodon high-volume oil pump with aluminum pump cover for spin on filter
- MSD pro series plug wires
- Indy 440-30 EFI ready intake manifold with rails mounted
- Accel/DFI Gen V11 fuel injection with 1000 CFM air valve and dual sync distributor
We know that CNC porting guarantees...
We know that CNC porting guarantees consistency, but CNC machining the block? All blocks at Indy Cylinder Heads are CNC machined. Everything is located from dowel positions. This MP mega block is bored, stroke clearanced, and lightened. This particular engine received a partial lightening, which means the motor mounts were left in place (the owner did not want to run a motor plate). A full race lightening can remove up to 40 pounds of cast iron. Consider this exercise the Atkins diet of block preparation.
Here the MP Mega Block is...
Here the MP Mega Block is prepped and ready to fill with speed parts.
A 112 LSA was specified to...
A 112 LSA was specified to smooth out the idle and help fight surging, a common malady of EFI engines. It also broadens the power band on large-cube engines.
A mild Comp Cams hydraulic...
A mild Comp Cams hydraulic bumpstick was chosen to actuate the valves. This particular cam was spec'd for torque, maintenance-free operation, and street manners, featuring .546/.546-inch lift and 241/247-degrees of duration at .050-inch valve lift, and a wide 112-degrees lobe separation angle. It was installed at 108 degrees to boost the already fat low-end torque curve.
A Milodon true roller timing...
A Milodon true roller timing set was pressed into service, and a complete engine bolt kit made cleaning and reusing old fasteners obsolete.
In today's high-tech world,...
In today's high-tech world, CNC porting is the only way to ensure uniformity from port to port. Every port and chamber is identical. These 440/SR heads are equipped with 2.19/1.81 valves, 75cc chambers, and an intake port measuring 295 cc flowing a whopping 355 cfm. This is the smallest wedge head in Indy's arsenal.
The CNC-ported 440 S/R heads...
The CNC-ported 440 S/R heads have the stock exhaust pattern, but raised exhaust ports. Some headers will fit, but it's best to buy headers that were designed with this feature in mind, such as those from tti.
The 440 S/R CNC-ported head...
The 440 S/R CNC-ported head has Max Wedge-size intake port openings. They will correctly mate to the 440-2 single-plane intake, which can be ordered EFI ready or with the provisions to run a carburetor-the choice is yours.
This 4.5-inch stroke Crower...
This 4.5-inch stroke Crower crank is made from 4340 steel and will purportedly handle in an excess of 2,000 hp. While it's overkill, we like the piece of mind it has purchased. The bulletproof Crower piece utilizes standard 2.375 Mopar rod journals and an 8-bolt flywheel flange.