Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lake Entrant, near Bendale
Re: Help making my 302 a decent ride.
I agree with ZHFairlaneV8 on the 351 Crank point. Easiest bang for buck.
A mid-range kind of cam, say around .540, .540" lift. some reasonable springs. no need at all for double springs. Heavy duty singles with a dampner.
'Performance Springs' are a cheap Australian alternative to the other pricey brands, yet still work fine. Try Vic Speed Pro in dandy.
At the stage you are at, no real benefit from rollers.
definetly fit your extractors, they will be help heaps.
If it isn't already electronic ignition, grab one.
if you can afford it, fit an aftermarket inlet manifold.
As for carby selection, there are too many threads on here debating which carb to use. There is nothing wrong with Thermoquads. Too many people are quick to jump on the wagon and say "thermoquads are shite". The experiences I've had with thermoquads have been excellent. But I can see the arguement of having no-one know what they are doing with them. There are plenty of people on here that can/have set thermoquads up succesfully. But Holley's and Quadrajets can also be well setup on a clevo. My preference for high HP being Holley. My preference for mild HP/economy/driveability being either Thermoquad or Quadrajet.
After that if the $$ permit, maybe a shift kit/stall and some nice diff gears :)
In no time you'll be munching ricers =D
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