I am starting a build on a 4.6 this fall. Im in a high performance engine building program in college. I will be doing all of the work myself and it will not cost me labor. So heres my question... can a build a short block capable of supporting roughly 1000 hp for $3000. $3000 is my limit for the short block and keep in mind I wont have to pay for any machine work/blueprinting/balancing. any luck with the stroker kits guys? Is the Iron block strong enough? Im looking for answers from guys who have been down this route allready I am a mechanic by trade so dont worry about answers being too technical. Just getting into building fords need some hints. power adders will be involved either nitous or a tt set up so pref. a reccomedation of a kit with low compression pistions.