Please excuse me my fellow HAMB'ers, I know the big Boss is on the fringes of what a "traditinal" hot rod engine is, BUT! for those that are neck breaking power lovers this thread is for you. Now the lowly big block Ford has never had much of a following outside of 4 x 4's and Ford loyalists, due largely to misinformation and preconceived notions. To some who have tried them these cheap torque monsters= low $ to hp ratios. Of course I'm speaking of the bread and butter 429- 460 canted valve varietys. Some of the goods of this engine family include a standard bore that is .110" bigger than a 454 Chevy and decent enough stock heads to feed the cubes. These things crush sbc's in the hp/$ arena when talking about factory parts. But the pot is getting sweeter. Seems that none other than race engine guru Jon Kaase wants to bring the Boss headed Fords back to the street. In fact he is well on his way to bringing just such a beast to market. Please refer this thread for reference..... http://www.460ford.com/viewtopic.php?t=22965 May I humbly reiterate that the Boss 429 is probably the most efficient factory 2 valve head ever devised to feed such enormous and hungry animals when speaking of gasoline as the chosen fuel. The secrets lie in the shallower (than true hemis) valve angles, quench chambers, lower domes for higher comp pistons, and superior "charge motion". No the Boss's potential was nipped in the bud so early into it's life due to the times it appeared on the scene. Thanks Mr. Kaase for developing a street version that will be obtainable by hot rodders and will adapt to the garden variety short blocks. This is good news for Ford nuts.