" 'Ford in a Ford.' This phrase is something of a mantra to the crew at Roush Performance, people who firmly believe that something like a '32 Ford hotrod or Cobra replica shouldn't be hobbled with a Brand X powertrain. They also feel that someone wanting to liven up the drivetrain on pretty much any classic Ford should be able to buy a carefully matched engine and transmission duo that will not only slip right in, but fire right up and drive away without any compatibility or driveability issues, or the need for further small-parts shopping. A tall order? Maybe, but from what we saw and heard during a recent visit to Roush, your project's ideal pairing of potent Ford V-8 and four-speed overdrive automatic may only be a phone call away.
"Roush is hardly new to crate engines; it has been offering them for some time and was one of the first to offer a complete engine, ready to run right out of the shipping container. And, by the way, though it's most efficient for us to refer to these simply as 'crate' engines, they're really more like 'custom crate' engines, as buyers have plenty of choices in the purchase process, right down to the color the block is painted. In fact, buyers have a multitude of options, when it comes to dressing up their engines."
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