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BAD67FUN
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posted 11-11-2002 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BAD67FUN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking for articles and information on stroking a 289 to a 331. Not interested in the ultimate beast. Just something reliable and stout so as to autocross. I know alot of people say to run and get a 302. But I don't have the time or know how to find one. I do know that I have an engine already that could hopefully be used. Are there advantages to my little 289 that I should be aware of? Thanks for the help!!!

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V8 Thumper
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Registered: Dec 2001

posted 11-11-2002 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Once again, I quote Alex:

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

If you're looking for info and specs, I'd recommend doing a search for 'strokers' in the Racing Fourum. There's probably a bunch here in Classics too. I built one, not 'the ultimate beast', but not exactally tame either . Do read as much as you can... there's alot of options and opinions out there

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68DARKHORSE
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posted 11-11-2002 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A 302 is a stroked 289.

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Huskinhano
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posted 11-11-2002 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Huskinhano   Click Here to Email Huskinhano     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A number of years ago, I read in Super Ford that the 289 blocks are stronger then 302 blocks.

Most people say to use the 302 only because it's more common.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 11-11-2002 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
302 blocks actually have deeper cylinders, theoretically providing more main support than earlier 289 blocks. That's one reason I shopped around for a 302 block to stroke out, and stumbled upon a cherry Mexican block that's now between my shock towers

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1965 GT coupe, 333ci aluminum headed/solid cammed stroker, four speed, 3.70:1 9"

All Blue Oval, no blue bottle
http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/V8Thumper.html

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