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404hp Ed Pink Small-Block Ford Engine Benefits SEMA Scholarship Fund

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  A special engine built by the legendary Ed Pink using only premium-quality, high-performance components from leading automotive aftermarket manufacturers was recently auctioned to benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. Pink is shown here checking the plugs for the one-off powerplant.

Legendary builder Ed Pink assembled a very special engine using a complement of premium-quality, high-performance components from leading manufacturers in the automotive aftermarket, all of whom are SEMA members. The engine sold for $8,200 and proceeds from the auction will benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF), which provides assistance to students seeking careers in the automotive industry.

This is not your ordinary crate engine, as absolutely no factory-stock parts were employed. The engine was based on the popular small-block Ford design, and a roster of the components include:
  • Dart 302 Ford block and Pro 1 aluminum cylinder heads
  • COMP Cams hydraulic roller camshaft, lifters and valvetrain components
  • Scat 4340 forged-steel crankshaft and H-beam connecting rods
  • ARP chrome-moly head and main studs, rod bolts and polished stainless-steel fasteners
  • Milodon oil pan, oil pump, drive and dipstick
  • ATI Super Damper and flex plate
  • Crane Cams distributor, coil and ignition box
  • Moroso “Blue Max” sparkplug wires, separators and hold-down
  • Fel-Pro high-performance gaskets
  • Champion sparkplugs
  • Edelbrock intake manifold, carburetor, valve covers, water pump and air cleaner
  • Speed Pro bearings
  • Joe Gibbs Driven lubricants
  • Manley Performance valves and pushrods
  • Powermaster alternator and starter
  • Mahle pistons
  • Total Seal piston rings
  • Hedman Exhaust headers
The engine, meticulously blueprinted and assembled by “The Old Master” and technicians at Ed Pink Racing Engines, produced 404 hp at 5,900 rpm and 403 lb.-ft. of torque on the dyno under SAE testing parameters.