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Vehicle: 4000 - 0 -.5 Yes, thats right. I tied half a race.
RE: how exactly do you build a 302 into a 306?
When an engine gets old the cyclinders wear and go out of round or havea taper worn into them. Boring the cyclinder will true it up and allow the rings to seal better. Boring is not generally done to increase displacment, you realisicly don't get much of an increase in engine size (.030 is only 4 cubinc inches on a 302) so you not getting much power from 4 cubes.
GET IN THE RING!
4/1/77 - 7/27/08
4:10 gears, full exhaust, trickflow intake,mac cai,trickflow stage 1 cam,1.6 roller rockers,msd ignition,smog deleted,AC deleted, Ford racing double roller timing chain, trans go shift kit, , summit tranny cooler,mickey t drag radials, electric fan
see thats one of my issues. (not trying to highjack)
the guy i got the car from, was a very old man, very cool, and down to earth, collects cars basically to look at them.
and he told me that the engine was freshly "rebuilt" so does that mean its a 306 now? or is it possible to keep it a 302.
and most likly ill have to disassemble the hole engine to figure out what it really is right?
(i trust the guy that it was re-built, but it was hard to get any info out of him, as he was about 78yrs old, and repeated himself alot)
my block's bored 30 over... you will need machine work line hone, bore, you might as well deck the block if you have it there... it really doesn't make that big a difference i suggest considering forged pistons if your pulling it apart
If you want to know what has been done, pull a head off. If pistons tops are pretty dirty and do not have a .030 on them it is a 302 still. Lots of people claim their car has a fresh 302 in it, probably half of them actually do. I picked up a 302 awhile ago for nothing, it was just a stock 1989 mustang motor, tore it apart, cylinder bores were still nice, just needed a light hone and I rebuilt it completely. It is still a 302 and a very nice motor sitting in my garage, it is for sale to but thats another story. As far as boring a block I'm conservative. SBFs I will go .030 over, thats it, no more. If needed I'll go get another block, they are cheap.
why pull it apart guys??? if it runs fine leave it alone!!1 if it ain't broke don't fix it!!! take it to the track,,,, the 1/4 time and mph will indicate how stock it is!!! = done end of discussion
lol, i like your thinkin!
sooooo lets say 89 lx vert, automatic, at5300 ft above sea level.
minor bolt ons.............. whatta ya think it will/should run with this :
professional products typhoon intake, 70mm bbk throttle body, and spacer, stock mass air sensor, bbk cold air intake, light weight pulleys, 3point strut bar on towers and firewall, cobra heads (or valve covers?) chrome EVERYTHING under the hood (including thouse expsive radiator hoses) aftermarket aluminum radiator, aluminum drive shaft(not confermed yet), shift kit, and "internal work" said this one shop that clamed they did $2000 in work to the AOD tranny. weld racing drag light weight wheels, bf goodrich radial t/a's rubber. rebuilt engine, and im sure im forgetting a few things
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