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Old 07-21-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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Help on deciding which engine

Which engine should I put in my '67 mustang to get the best performance? 302 or 351 I'm going to build either one up to get as much hp but which one will be the strongest and get the most hp and torque?
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Which engine should I put in my '67 mustang to get the best performance? 302 or 351 I'm going to build either one up to get as much hp but which one will be the strongest and get the most hp and torque?
Well obviously the 351 if it's horsepower you're looking for. But I love my little 289 hipo.
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347 stroker!!!
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:54 PM   #4
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I've heard the 347 stroker has problems with the oil rings going to low on the cylinder walls
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:57 PM   #5
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351 is also a a good choice.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:04 PM   #6
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Haha is that true?
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:09 PM   #7
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Lol! I guess.
Actually I just needed that post to make it to 100
Thanks!
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Lmfao! Glad to help.
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Re: Help on deciding which engine

definatley 351... more base torque and hp and build from..
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Lol, there's an article posted up on this site of a 427 with 900hp too bad it costs 68k...
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Haha is that true?
yes, it's true. there are sum better pistons and better rings that are sold to help reduce that problem. and i think they make a piston with a rod off set to help reduce the side load on the cylinder wall 347's are known for... but those components greatly increase the price of a stroker kit.

331 stroker makes a bit less torque but has a lil bit longer lifespan than a 347.
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Lol, there's an article posted up on this site of a 427 with 900hp too bad it costs 68k...
Haha yeah but I'm looking for a small block. There better for driving on the road.
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Re: Help on deciding which engine

can you fit the 4.6L 4 V terminator engine? That would be sweet! I have seen in done in a Fox body but never a '67.
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can you fit the 4.6L 4 V terminator engine? That would be sweet! I have seen in done in a Fox body but never a '67.
And like drusmith is an example... Terminators can make 600rwhp safely and easily if you're willing to spend the money.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:28 PM   #15
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You can go with the 351w and stroke it to a 427w. What hp are you shooting for?
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Like 500-600 hp
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:36 PM   #17
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You can get that out of both depending on what you do. I've actually been thinking about doing a fuel injection on my 65 fastback with a 302 and then do either dual turbos or paxtons
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Yeah but which one is stronger and more reliable and can handle that hp the best? I want an engine that will survive all the racing and abuse I can throw at it.
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Well the 351 is a pretty damn good work horse. With the 351 you won't have to do as much boring as a 302 to get tothe hp you want. What do you plan on doing to the motor? Add ons or just internals?
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:48 PM   #20
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10:1 compression or more and big heads so it can breathe super easy and four barrel carb. Forged internals to handle any hp so I know it can handle it and if I want more later down the road I would change it and put a Paxton on it
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10:1 compression or more and big heads so it can breathe super easy and four barrel carb. Forged internals to handle any hp so I know it can handle it and if I want more later down the road I would change it and put a Paxton on it
Put a cam in it so it has a small lope at idle and can wind up to 6000-8000 rpms
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:55 PM   #22
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I'd say go with a 351, but 302 is a great motor and they are so similar. You will get more out of a 351
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I'd say go with a 351, but 302 is a great motor and they are so similar. You will get more out of a 351
Thanks dmay. Do you have a 65?
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No problem and yes I do
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351 it is then. I found a guy who has a 69 351 with all acc and the original carb and is willing to give it to me for 100 bucks. Gonna make sure it's a build able engine before I hand over the cash or else I just bought an expensive boat anchor lol =P nah I'm gonna have him see if he can turn it over and then take the head off to see how much rust there is inside and if there's little to none it's all mine!
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Sweet deal, are you going to run AC or is it just for strip purposes
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I've been thinking about putting ac in it since it's so damn hot in the summer but the car originally didn't have ac so it would be a lot of work putting in all the plumbing for it and changing the dash and everything for it
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Put an aftermarket AC system in, I think vintage air makes a sweet setup
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Yeah but will it run just on your feet or will it run out the dash like from the factory?
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And do I have to cut through the firewall to be able to do that?
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I dont think so but I haven't installed it in mine yet I'm still doing body work on my 65 fb. And no it has adjustable directors. Or you can use a 65 AC underdash unit, they blow ice cold
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So then it's just on your feet?
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No look up "65 mustang underdash AC unit"
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Oh yeah it's just a box that's got 4 louvers for directing the air. But what if I wanna put a center floor console in my 67 there's the storage compartment goes right there...
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They make a special center console to fit the air conditioning. It's for a 65 but I don't see why it wouldn't fit in a 67 or 68
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