All buttoned up and ready to rock. The Limited Edition 460 represents the pinnacle of crate engine offerings based on the new Man O' War block. This one is rated at 575 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. It carries a list price of $10,995, which includes a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty. That sounds like a pretty good deal if you ask us. Every World crate engine is dyno tested prior to shipping, and we can tell you that its advertised power ratings are generally on the conservative side.

THE DOWN UNDER CONNECTION
Australia, where Fords dominate the high-performance market like Chevys do in the States, is quickly becoming the hot spot for Blue Oval hot parts. One of the premiere purveyors of Ford performance parts is Cylinder Head Innovations (CHI), out of Campbellfield, Victoria, Australia (they have a handful of distributors in the U.S.A., with World Products being one of them). One of the best products is the 3V 218cc aluminum cylinder head--a design that was used on the runner-up Engine Masters finalist engine in 2002.Bill Mitchell has tapped into this as a source for exotic performance parts that fit his large-volume Man O' War blocks. In a reciprocal relationship, those new Man O' War blocks will be heading to Oz to feed a market hungry for Ford ultra-high-performance.Take a close look at the photo here and you'll see numerous features not standard on production Man O' War crate engines, including the 3V alloy heads, 3V 9.5-deck Dominator intake manifold and coolant cross-over bypass. CHI even made the cast-aluminum valve covers on this unique engine, which was scheduled for testing shortly after our visit. The land Down Under is definitely Oz for Ford fans.

WORLD PRODUCT'S MAN O' WAR LIMITED EDITION 460

Test Data:
Engine timing: 30 degrees
Lash (cold): 0.020
RPM Torque HP Water Oil
      TEMP TEMP
         
3,500 573.4 382.1 142 174
3,600 596.5 408.9 142 174
3,700 599.1 422.1 142 174
3,800 601.7 435.4 142 174
3,900 602.6 447.4 142 174
4,000 605.4 461.1 143 174
4,100 605.9 473.0 144 174
4,200 605.5 484.2 144 174
4,300 604.3 494.7 144 174
4,400 604.1 506.1 144 174
4,500 603.3 516.9 144 174
4,600 602.7 527.9 144 174
4,700 599.9 536.8 144 174
4,800 596.5 545.2 145 175
4,900 590.6 551.0 145 174
5,000 586.6 558.4 145 175
5,100 580.7 563.9 140 176
5,200 575.2 569.5 143 176
5,300 567.1 572.3 144 177
5,400 555.8 571.4 146 178
5,500 544.0 569.7 147 179
5,600 538.4 574.1 147 180
5,700 532.3 577.7 147 180
5,800 524.7 579.5 140 181
5,900 513.9 577.3 146 182
6,000 505.7 577.8 147 183
         
Test average: 597.81 lb-ft of torque, 505.9 hp
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS MAN O' WAR 460 LIMITED EDITION
Manufacturer: World Products, Ronkonkoma, NY
Engine type: OHV V-8; iron-block with aluminum heads
Displacement: 460 ci
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Horsepower: 575 at 5,800 rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.): 550 at 4,000 rpm
Maximum engine speed: 6,500 rpm
Cylinder block: high-density cast-iron
Main bearing caps: four-bolt splayed; billet steel
Deck height: 9.500 inches
Cylinder bore: 4.155 inches
Stroke: 4.250 inches
Crankshaft: 4340 forged steel
Connecting rods: 4340-forged steel H-beam
Pistons: forged aluminum with coated skirts
Piston connecting pins: full-floating
Camshaft: solid roller lifter
Timing system: double-row chain
Cylinder heads: Windsor Sr. aluminum; 200cc intake runners
Combustion chamber: 64cc
Valves: 2.055-inch intake; 1.600-inch exhaust (stainless steel)
Valvesprings: dual 125-pound (seat pressure)
Rocker arms: aluminum roller; 1.73 ratio
Pushrods: 4340-forged steel, one-piece (used with guides)
Intake manifold: single-plane high-rise
Carburetor: 1050-cfm Dominator (4500 series)
Distributor: HEI-type
Miscellaneous: spark plugs, plug wires, oil pan, polished "Limited Edition" valve covers, SFI balancer included
SOURCE
World Products
Ronkonkoma
NY
6-31/-981-1918
www.worldcastings.com