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i plan to put a mild small block 302 in my maverick, my rear end gears are 2.79 some one told me that the 302 would struggle with 2.79 gearing when doing in town driving what gearing do i need in the rear end
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IMHO it would depend on the camshaft choice...
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200 to 206 degrees at 0.050",
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How tall of a tire and how heavy of a vehicle will also play a roll. As well as how you plan on driving it. I assume highway driving with that cam choice and gears. If it was a lite vehicle with short tires like 26" tall or shorter it would probably do just fine.
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Low-gear ratio also makes a difference.
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Build torque down low and you should be alright.
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Mild small block would do fine with 2.79s, especially since the Maverick is a particularly light car for its relative size.

Build your 302 with a mild cam (keep it under 205 intake duration) and you should do fine. Even if you want to go a little wilder, you can always try it first. If you don't like it, swap out for some different gears. The 8" axle you have doesn't have many gear choices, but you can find them if you look hard enough.
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i plan to put a mild small block 302 in my maverick, my rear end gears are 2.79 some one told me that the 302 would struggle with 2.79 gearing when doing in town driving what gearing do i need in the rear end

ive decided to go wit tha six. i'll build it up to have mild streeet performance the guy who had the 302 befor me ran it hot for more than a mile and i dont know what condition the block is realy in.
the piston walls in the 73 250 block i'll use are spotless
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