Originally Posted by strokermax
Is there anything at the junkyard that might be of decent use?
I was thinking If I could get a 351 windsor cheap It would get decent mileage as i wouldnt have to press the skinny pedal so hard to get moving.
You can't have your cake as well as eat it. A 351W is NOT an economy engine in any shape or form. It takes more air and fuel mixture to fill those extra 49 cubic inches, all of which enter and exit though the same basic design intake, heads and exhaust as your 302 and turning a higher rotating mass, larger bearing engine. You have to decide if you want gas mileage or performance - and a 351W has seldom ever been chosen as a mileage miser.