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Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« on: August 07, 2020, 08:04:33 AM »
Performance Summary:
      Cubic Inches:    449           Dyno brand: Stuska
      Power Adder:     Nope          Where dynoed:  Dale Meers Racing Engines
      Peak Horsepower:  664
      Peak Torque:  614

Horsepower and Torque Curves:


Engine Specifications:
   Block brand, material, finished bore size, other notes:  BBM Cast Iron, 4.350" bore, 10.150" deck height
     
   Crankshaft brand, cast or forged, stroke, journal size:  Custom Scat 4340, Superlight, 3.780" stroke, BBC rod journal
     
   Connecting Rods brand, material, center to center distance, end sizes, bolts:  K1 7.000"

   Piston brand, material (caster, hypereutectic or forged), dish/dome volume, static CR:  Custom Diamond, 8cc dish, 11.5:1 compression ratio

   Main Bearings, Rod Bearings, Cam Bearings brand and size:  Calico coated Clevite MS1010HXK, Clevite CB743HXNK, Durabond FP-01

   Piston rings brand, size, other notes:  Total Seal, .043/.043/3mm low tension

   Oil Pump, pickup, and drive:  Aviaid dry sump, 4 stage

   Oil pan, windage tray, oil filter adapter:  Aviaid, no tray, billet remote adapter for dry sump

   Camshaft brand, type (hyd/solid, flat tappet or roller), lift and duration (adv and @.050"):  Lykins Motorsports custom solid roller, 256/264 @ .050", 107 LSA, 105 ICL, .700"/.676" gross lift

   Lifters brand, type:  Morel Ultra

   Timing chain and timing cover:  Cloyes billet, factory timing cover

   Cylinder heads brand, material, port and chamber information:   Trick Flow, aluminum, OOTB port work, 69cc chamber, cut for T&D race rockers

   Cylinder head flow in cfm at inches of lift (28" H2O pressure drop):
      Intake               Exhaust
      .100               .100
      .200               .200
      .300               .300
      .400               .400
      .500               .500
      .600               .600
      .700               .700
      .800               .800

   Flow bench used, location:

   Intake valve brand, head size, stem size:  2.190", 11/32", 5.500"

   Exhaust valve brand, head size, stem size:  1.625", 11/32", 5.500"
   
   Valve springs brand, part number, specs:  Manley NexTek springs, 250/680 spring pressures

   Retainers and locks brand, part number, specs:  Manley titanium

   Rocker arm brand, type (adjustable or non-adj), material, ratio:  T&D race rockers, offset intake, 1.8/1.8

   Rocker shafts and stands, brand, material:  T&D paired

   Pushrods brand, type, length:  Trend, 3/8", .135" wall

   Valve covers, brand, type:  NOS M/T, no holes

   Distributor brand, advance curve information:  MSD Pro Billet, locked out

   Harmonic balancer brand:  Powerbond race

   Water pump brand, type (mechanical or electric):  CVR with FE Power adapter blocks

   Intake manifold brand, material, porting information:  Trick Flow Track Heat, Joe Craine ported

   Carburetor(s) brand, type:  Quick Fuel Q-950

   Exhaust manifolds or headers brand, type:  2" tube dyno headers
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Re: Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2020, 08:12:09 AM »














Brent Lykins
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Custom FE Street, Drag Race, Road Race, and Pulling Truck Engines
Custom Roller & Flat Tappet Camshafts
www.lykinsmotorsports.com
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Re: Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2020, 08:38:47 AM »
More than once I've had issues with those billet aluminum alternator fans. They work loose and start spinning on the shaft, then start tearing stuff up. I won't use them anymore. Just an FYI.

Nice engine. What's it going in?
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Re: Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2020, 08:44:40 AM »
More than once I've had issues with those billet aluminum alternator fans. They work loose and start spinning on the shaft, then start tearing stuff up. I won't use them anymore. Just an FYI.

Nice engine. What's it going in?

I'll have him keep an eye on it.  I normally don't use them either, but he requested this particular alternator. 

It's a '66 Gal. 
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Re: Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2020, 01:20:42 PM »
Curious as to what RPM was the HP and Torque max at. Looks nice Brent should get her moving along just fine.
Ok I see it in the guess the HP. Very nice.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2020, 01:24:21 PM by Stangman »

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Re: Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2020, 11:46:11 AM »
I just want to see a 66 Galaxie road racing

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Re: Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2020, 12:14:28 PM »
I just want to see a 66 Galaxie road racing

You and me both, brother.  You and me both.
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Re: Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2020, 08:21:54 AM »
Hope you don't mind me posting this here Brent, but this is cool as heck! Not a '66 but just a great race from 1982. Listen to the crowd when the big Gal gets hard on the gas and smokes the tires coming around one particular corner. Love this vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=571&v=uZesmtKZGSw&feature=emb_logo

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Re: Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2020, 03:56:24 PM »
Great vid. The Galaxy had great HP and a great driver but, the car that had to be most impressive, was that little 97 CI Cortina.
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Re: Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2020, 09:54:53 PM »
Brent, just realized you used the Trick Flow intake, thoughts on it vs the Victor?  At what point do you think it makes sense to go single plane vs RPM?  I know this is a road race deal so more clear cut use, wondering where the RPM becomes enough of a bottleneck on a street/strip type deal

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Re: Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2020, 10:05:21 PM »
That '64 Galaxie sure needed to get rid of the "high water" suspension and put some real tires on it, and it would have run away from the pack.  Joe-JDC
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Re: Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2020, 10:31:09 AM »
Brent, just realized you used the Trick Flow intake, thoughts on it vs the Victor?  At what point do you think it makes sense to go single plane vs RPM?  I know this is a road race deal so more clear cut use, wondering where the RPM becomes enough of a bottleneck on a street/strip type deal

Chris, from my viewpoint, it's a better intake than a Victor.  Maybe JDC will chime in on that as he was the one that ported this one.  It averaged about 450 cfm. 

I think the transition from dual to single depends on the displacement and the rpm.  Lots of variables there. 
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www.lykinsmotorsports.com
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Re: Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2020, 10:42:31 AM »
I’m still in a bit of wonderment over the short crank long rod thing with is engine.
Pretty dang cool.
I went back and looked for the print out curve but didn’t see it. Was it all over at 7k or is there more?
« Last Edit: August 19, 2020, 10:46:54 AM by turbohunter »
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Re: Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2020, 11:54:24 AM »
I’m still in a bit of wonderment over the short crank long rod thing with is engine.
Pretty dang cool.
I went back and looked for the print out curve but didn’t see it. Was it all over at 7k or is there more?

It was still gaining 2-3 hp but it was essentially done and there wasn't anything to gain by pulling it to 7500 or higher.  Probably would have squeaked out 670 hp if we took it a hair higher. 

Short stroke makes for lower piston speed, which would be more reliable for long term.  Don't want a big heavy piston because of the short stroke, so we use a long rod to tie the two together.  I use a lot of 7-7.100" rod lengths for FE's with shorter strokes. 
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www.lykinsmotorsports.com
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Re: Lykins Motorsports 449FE Road Race Engine, 664hp
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2020, 02:15:47 PM »
Yup I get it.
Just cool.
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