In the last installment of our NASCAR Late Model Stock engine build, brothers Charlie and Robert Long of Charlie's Automotive completed filling out the Ford 351 Boss block with a Crower crank and rods along with a set of Wiseco pistons. And in case your dog ate the last issue of Circle Track before you got a chance to read it, we courted a little heresy with the build by using Chevrolet-spec LS rods and pistons. Charlie Long has found this works because he likes Wiseco's excellent LS piston forging with its boxed design, and the rods are the maximum 6.250 length and have shown excellent durabil-ity. This works, however, but does require a bit of machine work on the underside of the pistons because Chevrolets use an offset on the rods while Fords do not. This means when you bolt Chevy-spec rods to a Ford-style crankshaft, there may be contact between the small end of the rod and the side of the piston pin boss.

This month, Charlie and Robert finish the motor and prepare to go racing. Next month, for the final installment, we'll be done turning wrenches and will take our Boss-based motor racing in a NASCAR Late Model Stock big money race. So check out the rest of this build and stay tuned to see if it all pays off.

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Wiseco Performance Products
7201 Industrial Park Blvd.
Mentor
OH  44060
440-951-6600
www.wiseco.com
Charlie's Automotive
Apex
NC
919-362-1740
ARP
1863 Eastman Avenue
Ventura
CA  93003
800-826-3045
www.arp-bolts.com
C-Line Engineering
Sellersburg
IN
800-645-7267
Moroso
80 Carter Drive
Guilford
CT  06437
203-453-6571
www.moroso.com
Mel's Ignition
Siler City
NC
919-663-2816
Ford Racing Performance Parts
15021 Commerce Drive S
Suite 200
Dearborn
MI  48120
800-FOR-D788
http://www.fordracingparts.com
Precision Products & Performance Center
Arden
NC
800-421-9150
www.pppcenter.com
Ferrea Racing Components
2600 N.W. 55 Court
Suite 234
Fort Lauderdale
FL  33309
888-733-2505
www.ferrea.com
Van Dyne Engineering
Huntington Beach
CA
714-847-4417
www.vandyneengineering.com
Crower Cams
6180 Business Center Court
San Diego
CA  92154
619-661-6477
http://www.crower.com
VDL Fuel Systems
Theodore
AL
251-443-5990
www.vdlfuelsystems.com
CV Products, Inc.
42 High Tech Blvd
Thomasville
NC  27360
800-448-1223
www.cvproducts.com
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