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M-6009-363 – Ford Performance Parts


The Ford Performance Z363 shortblock lets you build it your way by adding your choice of heads, cam, intake and oil pan.  It’s the perfect foundation to build a powerful 8.2″ deck engine for your vintage muscle car, street rod, Fox Body or Late Model Mustang.  This is the same shortblock used in the 500 HP M-6007-Z2363FT crate engine.    By taking the bore out to 4.125-inch, the displacement of the popular 347 stroker has been increased to 363 cubic inches. Nothing but the best parts are used inside including: forged crankshaft, forged I-beam connecting rods with floating piston pins and the BOSS 302 block. The Z363 shortblock fits many of the vehicles originally built with a 289 or 302 8.2-inch deck height block.


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  • Engine type: 302 based small block Ford
  • Displacement (cu in): 363
  • Bore x stroke (in): 4.125″ bore x 3.400″ stroke
  • Block: Boss 4-bolt main block M-6010-BOSS302  8.2″ deck height
  • Piston to Deck Height: .010″ below deck (nominal)
  • Crankshaft: SCAT® Forged Steel: 3.400″ stroke
  • Connecting rods: SCAT® forged steel I-beam connecting rods with floating pin and ARP® bolts
  • Pistons: Mahle® forged aluminum, 1.5mm, 1.5mm, 3.00mm rings, valve reliefs for X306, X307, Z304DA, Z304P, N351, and other inline valve Windsor cylinder heads. 6 cc valve pockets. Check piston to valve clearance.
  • Hydraulic roller camshaft compatible
  • Internally balanced. Requires “0” balance flywheel and damper
  • Recommended cylinder head fasteners M-6065-BOSS head bolts or M-6014-BOSS studs depending on application
  • Most aftermarket performance cylinder heads are compatible with this short block.  Ford Performance short blocks are built with pistons designed for 20 degree valve angle heads and will fit stock or most spread valve guide centerlines.
  • Designed for M-6049-X306//X307/Z304DA/Z304P and N351 cylinder heads. Not designed for production 302/351W or M-6049-Y302/Y303/X302/X303/X304/X305 cylinder heads
  • Assembled and ready for your heads, cam and timing chain set
  • Requires head gaskets M-6051-CP331 or M-6051-S331 
  • High-performance harmonic balancer M-6316-D302 is recommended
  • High volume oil pump M-6600-D2 recommended
  • 302 bolt pattern, oil pan and timing cover
  • Built with all NEW PARTS
  • Photo and specs may vary


PART TYPE:              Engine: Short Blocks

INSTRUCTION SHEET:         Available


PACKAGED DIMENSIONS:  31″ x 24″ x 25.25″

PACKAGED WEIGHT:            268 lbs.

CATALOG PAGE #:                  171

UPC CODE:                             756122131473


This part is designed and intended for competition use only. It should not be installed on a vehicle that is driven on public roads and highways. Installation of this art on a vehicle driven on public roads and highways is likely to violate U.S. and Canadian laws and regulations relating to motor vehicle emissions. Read More Here!

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