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Old 10-20-2002, 07:18 PM
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I would like to hear some thoughts on the effective parts to buy to get the most out of a basically stock low mile ford 302. For example camshaft profiles, intake manifolds, and header sizes. Thank you.
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Well...to each his own. Here is what I have found to work well for me (we have build 3 different engines for the three 68 Fairlanes we own) If you plan to drive your car and race it also you might consider a complete rebuild you left out a lot of important info with your question...rear differential ratio? transmission? brakes? ...Enough rambling...
Stealth manifold by Weiand works best I like it better than Edelbrock performer or performer RPM, but don't turn one down if you can buy it cheap, ther isn't that much difference. We use Edelbrock 600 or 650 cfm carbs because they perform well and are ready to go right out of the box, dependable and easy to tune but don't mess with the factory setting unless you are comfortable. We have 4-speed transmissions which determines cam lift/duration I chose a Lunati 220/220 duration with a 512/512 lift this is a bracket cam or stop light race. It too "tall" for an automatic car without a stall. I Like comp cams or lunati but they all come from the same mfg.(blank) each companys grinds are different. Headers are another personal choice and depends on transmission. Hedmans work well for Fords but I found the factory 351 Windsor cast iron flow well and clears everthing...we have 2.25 and 2.5 exhaust through 2 or 3 chamber flowmasters. Maybe this will help .
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Ditto to what DJM said. I'm running a 302 with a stock bottom end, .471 lift 218/228 at .050", Edelbrock Performer Intake, Holley 670cfm Street Avenger carb, dual exhaust with flowmasters. I actually discussed some of what DJM mentioned about cam selection versus type transmission, etc. at the end of this discussion <a href="http://www.hotrodders.com/cgibin/ubb/15/002191" target="_blank">here</a> .
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Performance Parts for my 302 Mustang 66

Hello, I have a Mustang 66 with a factory 302 Engine... Im thinking to modify it and I would like some recommendations from you guys... this are the parts I have in mind:

1) Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold
2) Holley Model 4160 - 600 cfm
3) Hedman Street Hedders (2.5in)
4) Super 44s Flowmaster (2pcs)
5) Crane Camshaft 278/278, Lift .498/.498 (I have no idea)

Please I need your advise... I dont want to change things with no good results... I will appreciate
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