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Old 08-20-2008, 03:34 PM
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1984 F-150

Hey guys, Im new to the site, just joined today. My dad gave me his F150, its an 84 with a 302. I am looking to get this truck into the 14s, If possible the 13s. What all do you guys think that I am going to need to do to get this truck to run 14s, or 13s. Soon I will start to add some parts to the truck, but first I need to finish up a little bit of resto on it. any help would be great, thanks!

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be glad to help

fist of all are you keeping the oringinal engine??.
if you are you are going to need to rebuild it
and another that is a very heavy truck.... so what ever you buy make it light weight......these items will help it get moving good...
cold air intake.performance carb. crank.cam.pistons.probably you need to chip it to find hidden horses.... bore it out to a bigger motor that way you can get more horses......make sure you got a good intake best luck




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Old 09-10-2008, 12:11 AM
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In my opinion, trying to get a 302/F150 to run 13's will be an exercise in futility. You'd have to modify the motor to the extent that it would be no good for daily driving anymore. And the cost of parts and machining would be horrendous. You could do it pretty easily by fitting a turbo or supercharger, but you need to start with a $3000 budget just for the turbo/blower, plus the other parts to support either one. Either cut back on your expectations or start with a bigger motor and/or lighter vehicle.
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Start by installing a 351W. You can flog the 302 all you want, but you can't compensate for lack of inches without a lot of money and some pricey parts......oh, and a loss of dependability.
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Forget the small blocks and get an engine, Slap in a mild 460 and you should be there.
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Forget the small blocks and get an engine, Slap in a mild 460 and you should be there.
Agree. I didn't say that because I figured all the SBF guys would get miffed.
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Slap a 150HP nitrous oxide kit on and 4:11 in the rear end and you might break into the high 14's. I don't think your stock engine will like it too much and don't expect it to last a long time. Don't expect low 14's or 13's out of a 302 in a 84 F150 without dumping some major money into it. You can go with more cubic inches or if you want cubic dollars. If it was my truck I would find a descent 460 and put it in there, but that is just me. A 302 that idles like crap and shakes you to death isn't my idea of a street able vehicle. This is what you will have if you want those 14 & 13 ets in the 1/4 with 302 in a F150.
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I would use a 351W bored and stroked to a 396, then run a roots blower on it..
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I would say to go for a 460. They can be stroked to 557 cubic inches. A 302 is a great motor it just doesn't have enough torque for a heavy truck
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i just put a 460/c6 in my 86 f150, havent drove it yet but it shakes the stuff off the shelf in my garage at 2800 rpm LOL

im running a 9: with 3.73 im sure it will rip pretty hard.....


my 302 was awesome but theres no replacement for displacement, besides the 460 has a sooolid bottom end shell handle a nice cam, headers and maybe a 180 shot of nitruos
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