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What Are You Working On, Rick Stanton?

Boss 429

By now, you are well aware that Member Rich Stanton has sold his Benny Parsons Boss 429 powered tribute car. You also know the car is back in California with its new owners. We all know Rick loves Talladegas, but more than that, he really loves building very special Boss 429 engines with a little extra power. Rick recently contacted me with an update on what he is doing now that his wild Talladega is gone.

You know it has to have something to do with a Boss 429, right? Yep! I am not very good at the tech stuff of engine builds, so I will let Rick tell you about his current build in his own words.

Here are a few pictures of the Boss 429 I’m building now.

It’s Bored & Stroked to 555, NASCAR Boss 429 Block, Forged Boss 494 Can Am crank offset ground to 4.5″ Stroke, Bored to 4.56″, NOS NASCAR Boss 429 Rods, Rifle Drilled for Pin Oiling,

1/2″ Rod Bolts. Torque to Stretch the Rod Bolt .006 to.009 longer, which is 95 to 105 lbs of Torque.

Boss 429 NASCAR Heads, Stainless Steel 2.400 Intake Valve Size, Stainless Steel 1.91 Exhaust Valve Size, ported to flow 440 cfm @ 28″ @ .750 lift on the Intake side, Exhaust flow 352 cfm @ 28″ @ .750 lift.

On top is PSI Hi Helix 8-71 Supercharger, sitting on a Magnesium M/T Blower Manifold with Nitrous Fogger Injectors set up for a 300 hp shot or a 500 hp shot, on top of that are two 1150 cfm Dominators that are Blower referenced for Enrichment.

This Boss should make 1200 to 1300 hp ( Calculated to be 1269 hp) with 12.5 % OverDrive making 9.5 lbs of Boost.

Next, I’ll squeeze it with a 300 hp Nitrous shot. The Engine should make over 1500 hp , 

if not,  I’ll squeeze it with a 500 hp shot of Nitrous.

What will I do with it after the Dyno session?

Option #1 Sell it

Option #2  put it in my 71 Ranchero that has 1,054 hp, 429 SCJ Engine in it now.

Can never have too much HP.

Is anyone up for a hole in your hood and 1,500 hp under it? Now, if that isn’t enough and you say why put 1,500 hp in a Ranchero? Well to do bigger wheel stands of course!

Now, do you understand? That light rear end Ranchero is getting a good bite!


Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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