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Mike65
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From: Bloomfield, NY, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 10-29-2002 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What do you all think of installing a stroker kit in a 302? making it a 306 or a 331?

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-29-2002 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
306 is not a stroker. It' is just a .030 over bored 302.

The only thing better than cubic inches, is MORE CUBIC INCHES!

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V8 Thumper
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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
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posted 10-29-2002 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I built me a 333 (.040 bore, thus the funny number) and it's mind-bending no rear tires are safe

'347' kits (3.400" stroke) are real common, but I opted for the higher-winding, easier-on-parts '331' (3.250" stroke). I've only got 600~some miles on mine, still tuning it for maximum power. Things to think about: More cubic inches need GOOD heads, intake and exhaust. Mid-range torque is phenomenal; drivetrain upgrades may be necessary depending on how crazy you get with it. Your cooling system will need a big upgrade; Ford intended it to cool 220-some horsepower, and you could damn near double that output depending on the package, so the stocker two row radiator is out of the question. Expect to buy alot of rear tires

Rotating/reciprocating kits are available from about $1200 for so-so components to upwards of $2000+ for the good stuff. Good heads add $1000+, carb & intake $700+, and the list goes on. It took me two years to build mine but well worth the wait

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1965 GT coupe, 333ci aluminum headed/solid cammed stroker, four speed, all Blue Oval, no blue bottle... steer it with your right foot

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Daniel Jones
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From: St. Louis, MO
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posted 10-29-2002 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
>I built me a 333 (.040 bore, thus the funny number) and it's
>mind-bending ... no rear tires are safe

Heh, heh, heh. I'll bet you don't have 335/35/17 rear tires with
60% of the weight over drive wheels. Seems to have tamed the 351
but we'll see how the 408 tortures them.

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68DARKHORSE
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From: Austin, Tx
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posted 10-29-2002 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:

Heh, heh, heh. I'll bet you don't have 335/35/17 rear tires with
60% of the weight over drive wheels. Seems to have tamed the 351
but we'll see how the 408 tortures them.
Dan Jones[/B]

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-29-2002 11:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,
Go for it, I wanted more power for my coupe, but didn't want to change to a 351, so I went with the 347 in a Mexican 302 block. I've put over 5000 miles on it and no major problems with the crank/rod/piston combo. Oil consumption is no different than the 289 so far. I went with SRP forged pistons with the pin intersecting the oil ring. As stated before, mid-range power is well worth it.

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Mike Golliver
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65 Kcode coupe 347 stroker modified 5-speed MCA Retired
66 convertible-3 dueces and a 5-speed with a 289
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Mike65
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From: Bloomfield, NY, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 10-30-2002 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the imput, I am going to do it on both cars. Other people form another popular web site were telling me to forget about the stroker kit on a 302 & go for the 351W. I personally like the 302 in a Mustang. My previous 68 Mustang GT I built the 302 doing just the intake & carb, new cam, & headders & the car had good get up & go, but I want better. I will be using a AOD trans & 3.89:1 rear gears, Ford fuel injection system from a doner car, a good low to mid range cam, & possibly the GT-40 heads. What do you all think of that combo?

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65 Mustang Fastback
69 Mustang Coupe
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99 Explorer Sport
00 Ranger XLT Extd Cab
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Daniel Jones
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From: St. Louis, MO
Registered: Aug 99

posted 10-30-2002 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
>Do I smell Pantera?

Yup. I rebuilt the suspension a while back and added a set of
16x8 and 17x11 clones of the original Campy wheels. The 335's
are a huge improvement over the old 255/60/15's and the big tires
make the car look much more muscular. The neat thing about the
wheels is that they (and the Viper-size tires) fit within the
stock body work. No flares or tubbing needed. Wish I could do
that with my Mustangs. The only down side is that a single
335/35/17 tire costs more than a set of four 205/60/13 tires for
my TR7V8 project.

Dan Jones

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