Originally Posted by Torque454
Just curious what the max HP a stock 302 block will take? One of these days id like to play with a 302 and perhaps throw a turbo on it and some nice heads and see what kind of power I could get out of it, especially streetable.
I was thinking i heard a 302 was only good for maybe 500 at most but I dont remember for sure.
with the stock blocks RPM will kill ya- until you have too much boost and then you'll be spitting out head gaskets. For 500hp build it to peak around 5500 RPM and run at about 15psi and you should have a good balance of the two to give you good reliability. A good balance job, good heads, and a good turbo will all help a LOT to make that power and make it live.