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Old 11-10-2006, 06:19 PM   #1
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If I have a 5.0L 302 with 345 horsepower, can this engine be built up to 650 horses and what do you think the cost might be to do this?

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Re: Engine Performance

Not with the stock block. At least not reliably with the stock block. They are known to split around the mains at around 500 rwhp.

If I were you, I'd look into Ford's new line of "Boss" short blocks. They are probably capable of handling around 800. With one of those stroked out to a 347, a nice set of heads, and a blower... you can make 650.
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That is great.. Or should I just by a 625 hp crate engine?
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That is great.. Or should I just by a 625 hp crate engine?
Honestly, you may come out cheaper that way.
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Go for a Dart block and heads so the stock block wont split and build the engine or have it built by your local speed shop
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it would be cheaper to just buy the create motor! Its not going to split
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Re: Engine Performance

what do you have done to your 5.0?
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