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Old 07-20-2013, 10:02 AM
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A non roller camshaft, pre 1986 302 can be updated and modified for many more horespower. Unfortuantely you will be throwing away everything but the block to get to that point plus spending a heluva lot of bucks. Either a 5.0L '87 up roller cammed engine with a set of some version GT40 head or a 351W, also roller cammed (1995-1996 Ford truck with F4TE block) and with a decent set of heads can be used in that engine compartment, both physically interchangeable though not all engine parts are. Add a decent 4 bbl carb, use one of Ford's letter camahfts and you will be right in the ballpark. Whatever way you go, you do need to do your homework with any engine and Ford's often being more 'interesting'. Just be really careful with anything that says 'Cleveland' or 'Modified'. as these engines tend to be even more 'interesting' then the 'W' series though with the right mods are fantastic performers but tend to get expensive. I would not add a turbo/supercharger to any SB Ford(302) unless it was a Ford Racing, Mexican or Australian block
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