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MrWesson22
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posted 10-29-2002 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Using a 3" stroke, you'd basically have a long rod Boss 302. I think it would be a helluva fun engine with a healthy solid cam, strip dominator, and 750HP as long as you had 4.56s or so and a 4 speed. Have any thoughts on this?

Edit: Oops... Steve, could you move this to Ford Racing? I believe that would be more appropriate. Thanks!

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68DARKHORSE
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posted 10-29-2002 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They did that down under in the Aussie Falcon.

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MrWesson22
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posted 10-29-2002 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the 9.2" deck height?

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68DARKHORSE
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posted 10-29-2002 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All I can say is a friend of mine was doing some work on an Australian Calypso Coral Falcon (looks like a short Torino btw)that had a Cleveland style block and heads with 4.9 on the fender. The Aussies used the Cleveland engines much longer than we did in the states. So I asked around and was told (as I suspected) that it was a destroked 351C.

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kid vishus
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posted 10-30-2002 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's basically what the old pro stock motors were, but they used a 3.25 (I think stroke) instead. It would need spun to the moon, even worse than a stock stroke cleveland, to make good power. Then, more than likely a stock stroke motor with the same amount of money spent on it would out run it. More cubic inches is almost always better, especailly if the cylinder heads will support it, and 4v cleveland heads will easily support more than 357 inches.

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bluestreek
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posted 10-30-2002 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree!! If you want a short stroker just use the lighter and more plentiful 289/302 or even a 351W. The heads available are far more suited for smaller cubes .

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posted 10-30-2002 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been told that the desirable Aussie heads (small port/quench chamber) are from the Australian 302 Cleveland and the Aussie 351's used heads like the US 4V heads. (just what I've been told.... be nice)

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posted 10-30-2002 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I only advantage to less cubes is in class racing, where is a weight to cubic inch class. Bigger engines are almost always at a disadvantage to a smaller engine. As for street engines and bracket engines, go for more cubes. There is no such thing as "too big".

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kid vishus
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posted 10-30-2002 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by clevelandstyle:
I only advantage to less cubes is in class racing, where is a weight to cubic inch class.


And in that case, you would be much better off starting with a smaller and lighter block for the smaller cubes. The cleveland block is alot heavier than a 302 block, and I think it's also a little heavier than a windsor block.

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MrWesson22
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posted 10-30-2002 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's kinda what I thought. But the idea of a poor man's boss 302 making about 500hp at 9K rpms did have a bit of a ring to it.

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Mpcoluv
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posted 10-30-2002 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MrWesson22:
That's kinda what I thought. But the idea of a poor man's boss 302 making about 500hp at 9K rpms did have a bit of a ring to it.



I would rather have a 393C that made 500 hp at 6500 rpm.....be a lot easier on parts

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posted 10-30-2002 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang1   Click Here to Email Rustang1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hope you plan on turning some rpm to get any power out of it! Those heads with mild port work require some hellacious RPM even at 351 cubes (to take full advantage of the airflow)! Talk about a 10K holeshot!

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MrWesson22
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posted 10-30-2002 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not going to do it. If anything, with my next engine, I'm either going 377C or some sort of 385 series engine. I was just benchracing.

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MrWesson22
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posted 10-30-2002 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, my longterm goal - $$$ won't happen until I'm out of college - is a turbocharged EFI 514 (coilover front suspension). Can you say torque?? Of course, knowing me, it'll change 100 times before I ever get to that point.

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Dusty Kiser
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posted 10-30-2002 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dusty Kiser   Click Here to Email Dusty Kiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It seems engines less than 300 cubes are more efficient. In the seventies (when everyone was still using modified factory heads) the Chevvy guys were running 287 inches and putting out 2.1 hp/cu.in! Roush took that as a challenge and built some destroked 290 inch Bosses and put out 2.3 hp/cu.in. As inches climb power per cube drops. As noted in this thread the little ones want to buzz. As one writer noted, they shift at 9500 (no mistakes please) RPM!

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posted 11-02-2002 12:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastbackRb   Click Here to Email fastbackRb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I personally think destroking to 331 would be a good move if you like spinning rpm. I ran a desk top dyno with my new heads and the 331 produced [email protected] 10500rpm and the next best was a 408 that produced [email protected] 9500rpm.Since we run a clutch with a 4 speed lenco I like the 331. Both will kill the valve train quickly. If we ran an auto a converter to get in the power band on either one would be costly and the tranny to go with it also would brake the bank .It would seem also that if I am going to spinn those kind of rpm I would rather have a stout block with less cylinder side load than alite weight peice that won't last because of the of the side load on it.Then add alittle juice to it say 250hp worth you would be streching even a filled c block much less a w block. It really comes down to NO GUTS NO GLORY. Why have a cookie cutter mold of what everyone else has and what kind of racing you do run what you brung or braket racing. Because you do not need a 9500rpm bracket motor if you want consistancy.


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