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Old 07-21-2004, 10:01 AM
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DZ302 - fun in a 32, or stick with a Flattie?

Friends, I have picked up a nice DZ302 block, heads & crank and while my plan was to use a flattie for my doane spencer rod...I am toying with the idea of the DZ motor..I think in a light car the high rpm would be a ton of fun. I still plan to do the traditional look (steelies, duvall windshield e.t.c.)

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Re: DZ302 - fun in a 32, or stick with a Flattie?

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Friends, I have picked up a nice DZ302 block, heads & crank and while my plan was to use a flattie for my doane spencer rod...I am toying with the idea of the DZ motor..I think in a light car the high rpm would be a ton of fun. I still plan to do the traditional look (steelies, duvall windshield e.t.c.)

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that would be a heck of a lot af fun, the 302 with a 4 speed would be awsome in somthing light like that.
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Old 08-02-2004, 01:24 PM
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go with the DZ302
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Dude,,,
do you have any idea what they are worth???? I would sell it and build a fake one if you have your heart really set on a 302. You could probably get enought money out of the dz to do your total engine build.......

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Old 08-02-2004, 02:15 PM
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very true K-Star. I would keep the original, save it for a few more years, let the value go up more. In the mean time build a fake one.
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what they said i've seen them for $7000
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I have an early date code DZ in my shop right now i am building for a customer. He has 2 guys ready to buy it as soon as i am done with it. He is not sure what is is going to do because he is trying to buy his orginal Z that he owned in high school. If he can't get the car i think he might sell it. I didn't ask but i am thinking by the way he talked it's going to be five digits!!!!!!!! I think he told me he was offered over 2 grand just for the block...... before i did any machine work to it...

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Old 08-03-2004, 02:10 PM
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DZ 302 was rated at 290 horse wasn't it?

Think it dyno'ed at 440...



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Thanks fellas - appreciate the opinions. This is sort of a dream car for me, and being I want to do a brookville body, cornhusker frame the additional cost while not cheap, is not that big of a deal relative to the rest of the car. And while the DZ doesn't look muich different thabn a 350 to most people, to me it makes it neat and a bit unique

Curious what parts yoru using on the buildup for your customer?

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Geez guys, I'm cryin in my beer. Back in '85 I found an original '69 Z28 with the DZ and original muncie #'s matching...96k miles for $1500! Sold it a week later for $2800 and thought I was a financial wizard. Makes me want to puke!
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Get a flattie. 1953 ford one.Last year for the flattie and you can get a new block for them still.
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DSPENCE,

The customer found most of the hard parts. He found the correct steel crank, pink rods, the right number heads, intake, distributor, oil pan, etc. I am using a set of old .030 over trw stock style replacement pistons. I think he even found a nos cam. I have just started the bottom end. I have all the pistons, rods weight matched and i am getting ready to spin the crank.

I built a fake 302 for him about 6 months ago. He put it in a 69 camaro he has. It runs good but it's no 406....... L.O.L.

What happens with the 302 deal is they are real different to tune. With a smaller cubic inch motor, and a stout cam they get contrary to hit the set-up......

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If you have an original DZ302 I'd sell it to someone restoring a '69 Z-28 and put that motor back where it belongs and stick with a flattie.
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