EnginePower: Nitrous Build With 557CI Stroker

The guys at Power Nation wanted to see just how much power a Ford 557CI crate engine could make. Aside from essentially blueprinting the package, while adding all the best internal bits, they also added a NOS system to alter and enhance the fuel/air mix to create another level of punch.

This feature showcases how much power they realized once the engine was mounted on the Dyno.

The Parts Bin

The Power Nation folks used the following brand components.

Accel – Spark Plug Wires, Extreme 9000 Ceramic, Spiral Core, 8mm, Black, 45 Degree Boots, Ford, Mercury, V8 Set

ARP – Assembly Lubricant, for Engine Assembly and Fastener Installation, Ultra Torque, 1 Pint, Each Cylinder Head Studs, Pro Series, 12-Point Head, Ford, 429-460, with Aftermarket/Stock Heads Kit

Cometic Gasket, Inc.- Head Gasket, MLS, 4.500 in. Bore, .027 in. Compressed Thickness, Ford, 429, 460

Comp Cams – Lifters, Mechanical Roller, Vertical Link Bar, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Set of 16

Holley – Carburetor, 4 Barrel, Holley Gen 3 Ultra Dominator, Gasoline – Dual Inlet, 1,150 CFM, Tumble Polished

Meziere Enterprises,Inc. – Water Pump, Electric, 55 gpm, Billet Aluminum, Black Anodized, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, 429/460 V8

MSD Ignition – Distributor, Pro-Billet, Small Base, Magnetic Trigger, Mechanical Advance, Ford, 351C, 351M, 400, 429, 460

NOS – Nitrous Oxide System, Big Shot, Wet, 190-300 hp, 10 lb. Bottle, Blue, Dominator 4500, 4-Barrel Kit

Trick Flow Specialties – Cylinder Head, PowerPort 325, CNC Comp Ported, Assy, 78cc CNC Chambers, Ford 429/460, Intake Manifold, R-Series, Aluminum, Single Quad, High Rise, Dominator Flange, Fits Ford 429/460 Heads, Rocker Arms, 1.73 Ratio, 7/16 in. Stud, Full Roller Design, Aluminum, Ford 351C, 351M/400, and 429/460, Valve Covers, Tall Height, Cast Aluminum, Natural Finish, Ford 429/460

The Build Itself