Re: Good engine to put in 89 convertible
I dont think youre gonna get real noticable power gains from boring it to a
306. its only 4 cubic inches. if you are on a budget, Id save the money for other parts. if there is something wrong with the cylinder walls then have it machined, or if you plan on doing a 331 or 347 stroker, then youll see some power gains. I have a friend here in Jersey that will punch the block for about $25 a hole....to me thats $200 for something else, and he's a friend hooking me up too. Be careful with parts from ebay, not to say that its all crap, but there are some sub-par parts on there. Id personally stick with Summit, Jegs or one of the bigger parts suppliers so you know you get quality parts. Also Summit and Jegs do sell on ebay, so just check the seller. You can get the forged piston kit and assemble your block, but check what you have first to make sure you dont already have forged pistons. I believe '88 or 89 was the first year they started to put forged pistons in the 302s. Just google ford casting numbers and you can find out what you have.