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Kellxr7
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From: Medstead SK Canada
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 03-05-2003 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7   Click Here to Email Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi there, I am a new member here, thanks to 'Joe' for telling me about this great site! I own a 68 Cougar in process of restoration, It has a mild 302, bored .40 over, trickflow cam, home worked heads, edelbrock carb,edelbrock performer RPM intake, flowtech headers,MSD ignition,melling HV oilpump, Carter elec fuel pump, C4 tran, & 9" rear with 3.73s, It made me nice & broke,$$$. Which leads me to my next question, I plan to make myself even more broke by building a 351W stroker over the next few years, I want to do it right & not have to learn my screw ups the hard way (expensive way) like I did on my 302 with using the wrong flexplate being the block was a 91 & the tranny is a 71, & using a cast Dist.gear on my roller cam. So I am wondering do any of you know of good sites or know where I can find all the info I need to build a reliable.dependabe strong 392 Stroker? Any info or tips etc would be greatly appreciated, After all I am 21 & dont have the experience as some of you & I also have very little money,so want to build it right the first time & not have to spend on rebuild after rebuild. Thanks, Kel.

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-05-2003 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M !
Do I know of any good sites for help and information?????

I think so!

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JoeD
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posted 03-05-2003 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kel,

It's Joe. This IS the site so ask away and these gurus will help you.

Joe

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Fstln69
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posted 03-05-2003 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kel,welcome to M&M. This is the place that will answer ALL your questions.I myself have been edge-a-macated quite well so far

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steve'66
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posted 03-05-2003 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Kel!

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james306
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posted 03-05-2003 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for james306   Click Here to Email james306     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
just a thought here, you have allready built a 308 and invested some money. if it were me i would take that $3000+ you will be spending on the stroker and instead buy a hot set of aftermarket heads that will way out flow those "home worked" heads for your 308. a victor jr intake on top of that with the right cam will make plenty of power. if you played your money right 450 horse is achievable in a 308. i have nothing against 351 based strokers but if you allready have a fresh 308 shortblock you could make plenty of power without starting over. i have seen N/A 306s run 10s without N2o and still be streetable

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Buster
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posted 03-05-2003 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just watch out for MoneyMaker.... he's not a closet Cheby guy, but I think he's willing to learn....

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Kellxr7
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From: Medstead SK Canada
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posted 03-05-2003 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7   Click Here to Email Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
James, yes, I actually thought of doing what you said, I just wanted a 500+ horsepower engine though & I figured a late 60s early 70s 351 would be stronger than my 91 302, maybe you could correct me on this, But thinking about what you said, If I were to add a 347 crank & a set of 185 AFR heads & a little lumpier cam in my 302 how many ponies do you think I will have about? Right now I (I havent dyno'd it yet) but I beleive its around 270. What is everyone elses opinion? Would you keep building on a 302 or start fresh on a 351? If I did get a 351 I would put my 302 into a truck that I want to restore, So it wouldnt be total money loss Kel

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Trailer_Trash
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posted 03-05-2003 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Trailer_Trash   Click Here to Email Trailer_Trash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
read this thread: https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum12/HTML/004638.html

it started as a simple question about if small blocks are better than big blocks, but turned out... well, see for yourself

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