Well at this point I think I know which block I want. The Teksid that Ford used in the Mid to late '90's Mk VIII's and '96-'98 Cobra's. Now I'm moving on to heads.
As I said earlier I would like to use the 4v head, question is which one? The '99 and up PI head? Or should I bide my time and hold out for a set of the '99-'01 tumble port heads?....or go with and aftermarket head of some sort? Between the two Ford heads it sounds to me as though the tumble port is the way to go, better mid range torque and ~15 more peak hp. But are they out there for purchase?
As for the power, I think BlueStreak hit it. I think I want a fairly wide power band, I don't think I want to have to be running at a narrow RPM range to get all the good power and torque. And now another, and not the last, display of my ignorance
I would love to have a streetable, N/A 4.6 that can put down 400 RWHP. Am I out of my mind or is that a realistic expectation?
Next is another issue BlueStreak touched on, cams
Another area I have vague knowledge of but no real understanding. So back to the books and forums for some enlightenment. Then on to rotating assemblys
Again thanks for your time, patience and help. As soon as I get a better grip on where exactly I'm going I'll post some pics.