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Old 07-29-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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hey guys, new here but i have been doing some reading previous to my first post. i know there is a sticky for this swap but i had a few other questions. im not doing this build just yet but i want to start getting my ideas put together

i have a 302 in my car now with gt40 aluminum heads, ford x cam, bbk ssi intake manifold. i know the cam and the heads will work but the holes for the head bolts need to be opened up some.

i know the lower intake manifold will not fit do they make a kit to make this work or can i get a new lower to fit this engine and bolt up to my existing upper?

would my heads be worth reusing would they work well with this motor?

next this may be a dumb question but would a '96 351 be a roller motor?

and does any one know if the water pumps flow the same direction?

thanks for the help
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F4TE = anything 94 and up is a roller block
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you would be wise to sell off the BBK intake to someone else who doesn't know any better...
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you would be wise to sell off the BBK intake to someone else who doesn't know any better...
wouldnt make a difference they dont make a 351W lower = it HAS to go lol
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the bbk intake is that bad?
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:37 AM   #6
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also how much hp are the 351 blocks good for i konw the 302 are only around 500
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700ish

and yes the BBK is garbage
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what intake manifold do you guys suggest for a street strip set up. i would like to try and get a good 400-450 hp setup. i may go with a 408 set up though not sure
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also i have gt40 x aluminum heads on my current set uo are they worth using on the 351 or will they not allow it to breath enough
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GT40 heads don't flow for schit...
Useless for power on a 302 so on a 351, the point is moot.

Go with either AFR heads, TrickFlow twisted wedge or Edelbrock Victor JR.
They're all good pieces.
185cc would be a minimum on a 351 mill but for something over 450 horses you'll need 205cc and above, especially if you plan to go FI.

I'm building a 408 for my 70 Cougar at the moment and I will use AFR 205cc heads.
The 185s that are on my 347 right now won't do.
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