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stinger
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From: mn
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 03-18-2003 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinger   Click Here to Email stinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am so confused on the direction I want too go with my motor. I change my mind every other day. One person says go 302, the next says go 351. U cant use this header or those heads with that engine and vica versa. I dont know. How do I decide? What are the benefits of both motors. How is one better then the other.

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69 Sportsroof
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From: Valley, Alabama, USA
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posted 03-18-2003 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What do you have now?

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steve'66
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posted 03-18-2003 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Easy choice!

The 351w starts out with a better block, heavier crank and is already bigger than a stroked 302! And it has the capability of growing into a "big" block. All in a small block package.
It's a no brainer, put a Windsor in it. Get a good night's rest and quit thinking about it. If you have parts that won't work with the W, sell them on e-bay. There are lots of folks that decided on the little motor that'll buy your parts and try to run with you when you get the W finished.

SteveW

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stinger
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From: mn
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posted 03-18-2003 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinger   Click Here to Email stinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have both complete running motors.

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65_289
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posted 03-18-2003 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More cubes = better.

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jsracingbbf
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From: Batesville,MS. , U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 03-18-2003 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65_289:
More cubes = better.

You got that right!

Hey stinger to answer your question buddy......I stay confused!
However Ray Charles could see the bigger motor is the way to go.

JS

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clevelandstyle
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From: Connersville, IN
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posted 03-18-2003 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by stinger:
I have both complete running motors.

I don't see the problem here. You have a running 351? And you don't have it in the car yet?

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Grabber Green '70 Mach I 351C 4V
Robbin Egg Blue '79 Fairmont 351C 4V

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stinger
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From: mn
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posted 03-18-2003 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinger   Click Here to Email stinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought the answer would be 351? one more question. Since its going into a 66 coupe, what are my options as far as headers. I know space is limited.

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steve'66
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posted 03-18-2003 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The cheap answer is Heddman's, but you'll have to cut and weld the collectors to clear the underbody. The good answer is Hooker super comps.

SteveW

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mustangboy
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From: Ont, Canada
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posted 03-19-2003 12:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man is that all you've got to think about.I've got a 68 mustang so anything will fit in it and I've got a 302 in it,a 351 windsor,428,390,429 and a 460 all tucked away and some in pieces.Just when I think I've got my mind made up which direction I'm headed I see a good working combo and I change my mind again.I guess I need more cars to go with my engines

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Fastymz
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posted 03-19-2003 12:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
The cheap answer is Heddman's, but you'll have to cut and weld the collectors to clear the underbody. The good answer is Hooker super comps.

SteveW


Take it from me get the super comps if you can.That way you never have to change them again.
Do the 351w and sale the 302 and it's parts.

CONFUSED,have you noticed how many questions I ask.
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