I guess it depends on how you set it up.mine fits like stock just would love an intake and some headers
I had two 390's one solid lifter version with tri-power that came with the cast iron headers that would really go. also a 66 fairlane both were four speeds, the fairlane made some chevies and gto's really sad. In today's world stroked 351 make more sense ,even some parts for those are getting harder to find and afford.Good luck and have fun whatever you decide.I know a couple old timers that said they put 427 crank and rods in a 390 to make some power. I have no idea if they were serious or not
Barry still does as well as Keith Craft, FE Specialties, Brent Lykins, Blair Patrick and on and on.Barry Rabotnick at survival motorsports used to mess with these and probably still does at a high-level. Bring you wallet!
Barry Rabotnick has been doing this since 2013, always with an FE. He's back for the 2018 Engine Masters Challenge and looking to have fun.www.motortrend.com
Hey...nice to see you here Shaker. It's been a while.I guess the biggest detractor for any FE block in a Fox body would be the weight penalty. They're stout engines and can make huge power, but would definitely adversely affect handling if that were a priority. If I were not running a small block I would probably aim for something newer like a 4.6 DOHC or Coyote and if hell bent on old school, would mod and inject a 351C-4V.