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What are the advantages of a Teksid engine block?

rattman

New Member
hi forum, starting research on a 4.6 2v build. trying to find info on the TEKSID block over the cast iron other than weight. i know that the lincoln mk 8 has the block, but does the NAVIGATOR also use that block? thanks for your input
 

Bill

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Welcome to the site. You'll find that there is a great deal of information out there about the Teksid block. It is significantly stronger than all the other early 4.6 blocks. From my perspective and building experience, weight savings and strength (of a properly prepared block) are the two big advantages. Cost of the build compared to some others is also nice.
 

massacre

Active Member
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Pretty sure Navigator is 5.4
Teksid is strongest aluminum 4.6 factory block.
WAP is not as strong, but 15lb lighter than Teksid
 

massacre

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Another point-
Teksid block has knock sensor bosses in the valley, and some other protrusions that need to be ground off to install 03-04 Cobra lower intake.
 

Bill

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There is a great deal out there about the Navigator engines. In the first and second gen Navigators, there were two different variants of the 5.4 V8, the Triton and the InTech. I've never used either as a basis for the aluminum 2-valve build. I suppose you could use the heads off the Triton on the block from the InTech. If you decide to go that route, we would love to see some tech on it.
 
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