Originally Posted by travisb.young66
Its just that 302 are like a Dime a dozen amd parts are cheap and easy to get
302's are cheap, I got a running one for completely free.
it was in a f150 originally owned by a logging company it got rolled, some teenager bought it and left it at kernen construction. My dad use to work there and I did for 1 summer. I asked if I could have the engine, and they said okay. It was sitting in there yard for 8+ years lol. I'm going to put a intake and carb on it, then a quick tune up(oil change, sparkplug)
I also have a wrecked 01 GT, that I got for $280 with the idea of swapping it into my 95, but damn I was doing the research and I'd have to tear apart my whole car.
I think I'll just find a cheap foxbody and swap it into that then convert it to a carb and some aftermarket stuff to make it run right.
I think the 351w is probably the best way to make power though, with the possibilities of stroking it to 427 cui.
I might just have to settle for a cheaper 351w build if the stock blocks can't handle what I want. A stock block is $200-500 and I looked up some aftermarket blocks and they cost $2000 or more. which is more than I want to spend on just the engine block.