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Old 08-02-2014, 01:23 PM   #1
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Engine help.

Im getting ready to do a small engine build up. I have a bunch of parts I've gotten for free or next to nothing and plan on using them. I have a few question and trying to figure out this on a budget. I have a bare 302 block and my buddy might give me a 351 block. I already have a set of gt40p heads(ported/polished), gt40 upper & lower intake(ported/polished), throttle body elbow adpt., 70mm throttle body, 85mm mass air sensor, 24# injectors, Hi volume oil pump, 30over pistons & rings, and various gaskets and seals.

My big question is should I stay with the 302 block or go with the 351? Advantages or disadvantages? Clearance issues? Any parts or anything that will have to change or?

Any info is greatly appreciated!!
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:02 PM   #2
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302 block, as all your parts will work, 351 block, will require your gt-40p heads to be drilled for 1/2 head bolts, will need 351 oil pan,timing cover, distributor and a intake for a 351 = it sounds like you are on a cheap budget so the 351 is not even an option for you
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I agree. Use a 302 block. They can be had for a song. Im selling one in the classifieds for $100 bucks. I bet you could find a similar deal on craigs list in your area.
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