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Old 09-27-2006, 10:37 AM   #11
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but Bill said..

Build a motor and take tons of time.. Do this on an engine stand and gather other parts you want to put on the car like a new rear axle ratio etc.

About the time you have everything ready to go.. pick up a daily beater. Start the work on the stang and it becomes the toy.
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but Bill said..

Build a motor and take tons of time.. Do this on an engine stand and gather other parts you want to put on the car like a new rear axle ratio etc.

About the time you have everything ready to go.. pick up a daily beater. Start the work on the stang and it becomes the toy.
This is what I mean...I was thinking of doing something like this before you mention it.

I think a 3.73 rear will really liven things up and keep the 302 plenty entertaining until a 351 is ready to go

BTW, when did you put on the 3.2"?
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Oh..just noticed that eh.

Let'* keep your topic on topic..I'll send you a pm
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Nitrous the **** out of it... There'* your replacement for displacement AND you still get to keep it a daily driver...

What about superchargers? The aftermarket for Mustangs and the 302 is HUGE so I'm sure there'* a a bitchin' kit out there.
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Vortechs are pretty popular with the 5.0/5.8'*. Since it'* already a pushrod car, keeping it a pushrod car is the easiest route. From what little taste of my 3.73'* I've had, I can say you'll like yours. I wouldn't stroke the 302 past 331, but that'* because I don't like how short the piston skirt gets after that. Maybe you should opt for a set of 4.30 gears?

Keep me posted!
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What type of racing are you thinking about?
A long stroke will give better low end torque, a short stroke will rev faster.

A good example is a friend up in Seattle who runs a dirt trak car.
He went from a 350 to a 327 and picked up 500rpm in the strait; that can be the differance in getting under an opponant and making the pass going into the turn.
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So I'm just playing with the idea, not really serious yet. As the saying goes, there'* no replacement for displacement.

I'm flopping with the idea of getting a 351 windsor out of a junkyard and rebuilding it using a rebuild kit. Just thinking about this becuase in the future if I ever get into racing my car a lot I'll need more cubes. A 302s maximum safe bore/stroke is a 347..whereas a 351W is 434.

A 351W will bolt right into my car, mount up to the tranny, run on the stock computer. 90% of the parts are interchangeable between 302s and 351Ws, inclduing the valvetrain, cam and all EFI components.. (the cam is if you get a 92+ roller 351W)

Dunno, just thinking about it. Not sure if its economical or feasible as a daily driver...but by the time I'd have the money to do this it probably would no longer be a daily driver.

What are your guys opinions? They matter becuase you're all GM fellas and fellettes.

You just got this car and already not enough power
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You just got this car and already not enough power
It'* that way with any car a person buys...
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You just got this car and already not enough power
It'* that way with any car a person buys...
I've added plenty of power...and er ... still want more POWA
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Yea, I have been contemplating the same thing for my bronco. With 245K miles or so on the bronco'* 302, I think a 351W would be a nice swap. I wonder if they kept the harness and everything the same in the truck motors. Hopefully. I'd build mine for more low end, axle-snapping, torque. 250-300HP would be pleanty, as long as the torque was above 350-400ftlb.

I know the webbing in the bottom of the 351 is beefier, as well as the deck height being a bit taller. But, yea, the rest of it should slide right in... mechanically. Electrically, that i'm not sure of.
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