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Old 04-16-2006, 02:42 AM   #1
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ok... ive been talking with my dad and my neighbor about getting a bigger engine like maybe a 351 cleveland or a 302.. well my neighbor has a spare engine that me and my dad could rebuild but heres the thing... gas prices are really expencive and i donno how much miles to the gallon does andone know... and is there anything i can do to add more horse power yo the 302 and still get decent gass mileage?
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don't get a clevelend, if you want a 351 then get a windsor.
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Oh, an intake might help your gas mialege a little.
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Old 04-16-2006, 02:45 AM   #4
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Cai, pulleys, aftermarket exhaust. 5.0s get 16 city, and 20-24 hwy. I say get a 4.6L, but if you insist, then the 5.0 will do. This isn't a 5.0 drop question is it? You are going to buy a Mustang 5.0 right, and not do a V6 yo V8 swap, because if it's the swap you'd be better off, by a lot, buying an old 5.0 and rebuilding it.
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Old 04-16-2006, 02:48 AM   #5
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Well, if hes thinking about a 351 then he probably wants to go carb'd, and if thats the case the swap would be a little easier and more cost effective.
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don't get a clevelend, if you want a 351 then get a windsor.
but the windsor was a van motor and the clevelend was build better
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Old 04-16-2006, 03:19 AM   #7
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yah im thinking of getting a 5.0
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Old 04-16-2006, 03:50 AM   #8
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The windsor is a stroked 302; the blocks are the same so It would be the same to swap in a windsor as it would to swap in a 302 provided you have the accesorys for a 302 mustang. The widsors make a lot of power and are very reliable which is probably why they used them in the big vans and box trucks; Iv'e seen those engines with 200,000+ miles and still chuggin. The cleavlend is a big block, so i'm not even sure if it will fit in a foxstang without modification. And if i'm not mistaken I think the windsor made more power than the clevelend, but the clevelend made more torque.
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The windsor is a stroked 302; the blocks are the same so It would be the same to swap in a windsor as it would to swap in a 302 provided you have the accesorys for a 302 mustang. The widsors make a lot of power and are very reliable which is probably why they used them in the big vans and box trucks; Iv'e seen those engines with 200,000+ miles and still chuggin. The cleavlend is a big block, so i'm not even sure if it will fit in a foxstang without modification. And if i'm not mistaken I think the windsor made more power than the clevelend, but the clevelend made more torque.

wrong. the 351 block is wider at the top than 302. there are many common parts between 302 and 351 windsors (such as heads, upper intakes for fuel injected motors, and other stuff), but the block is not the same. clevelands can fit with some work, but i would go 351w for the aftermarket. you'd need swap motor mounts to lower the engine or get a taller hood, swap headers, and like said, accessories. if going carb you'd also need ignition, a low pressure fuel pump (probably a mechanical one), and you'd pretty much be in business with some other details worked out such as rear end, transmission, brakes, and suspension should you choose to upgrade it. if you have specific questions, we have a 351 section which can be found here http://www.mustangforums.com/forumid_257/tt.htm
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Get the Windsor and put 302 heads on it. That will raise the compression ratio..giving you better power and still be a little fuel efficient.
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