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Old 06-04-2006, 03:26 PM
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What would you do here.....

I have a '55 2 door Lincoln Capri with no motor or transmission.
In the past, somebody robbed the old motor by cutting the engine mount ears off the frame, so I have to get my dad or somebody to build new ones.
I can put what I want in it now I guess.
My dads friend will sell me a turbo charged 302 with transmission and intercooler for $600. (It has about 2000 miles on it)
But I kinda want to build a big block for it.
My dad has had 3 turbo charged motors. Two 4 cyl and one 6 cyl Grand National, and he's said when it gets muggy they get tempermental.
I just want a good setup that will always run well but have enough power to go when I want it too.
Do I go for the cheap deal or build the big block?

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Old 06-08-2006, 12:32 PM
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Id go for the turbo 302, plenty of power, is that a chevy 302 or a ford? if its a ford the late model 302 blocks are fairly weak, and id upgrade to a motorsport A4 block, the stock blocks will split under higer HP.. for 600$ thats hard to beat..


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Old 06-08-2006, 02:31 PM
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for 600$ thats hard to beat..
I agree. I'd go with the forced induction setup.
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Old 06-09-2006, 04:40 PM
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Thanks guys.
The motor is a early block ford.
I can't wait to drag it home!
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Old 06-09-2006, 04:52 PM
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Here's another question for you guys.

If I run the turbo charged 302, will I have to find a special master cyllinder and booster for the brakes? I want to find a late model lioncoln rearend with disc brakes for it......if it will fit!
My dad said his grand national had a wierd one on it since the motor didn't make a vacuum for the booster. (or something like that)
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the grand nationals do have kind of a weird setup for the vacume, but as long as u have a check valve going into the booster, your fine
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the grand nationals do have kind of a weird setup for the vacume, but as long as u have a check valve going into the booster, your fine
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Any way you want...

The little 5-Ltr is a hot setup make sure you get ALL the necessary wiring and processor to make it run. If its from a Donner car drag it home start It up and pull ALL the essential stuff to make it run and transplant that stuff in your project.


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