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Old 02-04-2014, 03:34 PM   #11
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Yeah, I simply don't have the budget or persuasive power to convince my wife to drop more than 5k on a weekend vehicle. However, going the budget route with the ranges you listed it seems like I could get away with a $2500-$3000 rebuild.

I do think your advice is good, to start with a new engine and bolt on, unfortunately I don't have that kind of cheddar. Plus I do like the idea of building from scratch (preparing for frustration).

Given my budget and starting from scratch... what kind of heads, carb/intake, etc would you recommend?
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:55 PM   #12
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Let me get home and send you an answer
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:16 PM   #13
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Duncan, where can I get a supercharger for a $1000,$3500 for motor and supercharger, or did you mean free motor and $3500 for supercharger, but anyway tea save your money buy a crate motor and do the bolt ones ,get used to the simply side of cars and spinning wrenches then work up to a bigger project
Motor-$3000-$4000
Intake/carb-$600
Distributor/wires/plugs/coil-$400
Headers-$250-$350
Even if you build the motor yourself :
Junkyard motor-$200
Machine work-$250-$1000 depend on what you do
Master rebuild kit-$750-$1500
Heads or head work-$750-$1500
All other stuff from above
He said budget, I assumed used parts. Vortech stuff pops up on the Corral ALL the time.

Even at that - where the hell did you find a 351 crate motor for $3500 that supports 400 horse? You can rebuild a 351 for way less than a grand depending on what condition it's in. He said $2500 was his budget, you have him a cost of just over $4000, and that's using the lower end of your "estimates".

OP - with what you're wanting to do, just go buy a junkyard 351/302. Tear that motor down and learn all the inner workings (that is how I learned). You can buy a master rebuild kit as numb nuts stated that includes fresh bearings and gaskets. Have a machinist take a look at your block and have it sonic checked. There is a common occurrence in stock f4te roller blocks where the cam journal will crack (more so a hairline fracture). After having it checked and cleaned, you can start on the rebuild process.

First engines are always a blast if you have the patience. Take your time and ask questions!
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Duncan, I was not trying to upset you I really would like a supercharger for a good deal like you mentioned.Having said that if you know what you are doing its easy to do a budget build, when buying used you don't know what your getting, so I am not a big fan of buying used for a beginner who may not have you in there corner when he makes a purchase .As for the name calling its not called for as I have may mind set and you have yours, I have the cash to spend so there for my idea of a budget is different then his or someone else. I don't want any bad feelings with anyone at M.f. not to mention I look at worst case, sorry for that .
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I would also post this video which I did all the work
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Nice. Also that bulldog is awesome.
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Tea I just posted some parts for sell you might like, mf live -fox body parts
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:48 PM   #18
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A 10:1 393 with good hci can pump out 400hp. But not for 2500$lots of cuts like using your distributor from your 302.... etc etc main thing is top end the cubic in will provide the power.

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