Re: monster tourque
yeah, that's my plan (except i'm not on p-plate restrictions) - get all the bolt-on stuff sorted now, then save for a good stroker rebuild.
more info than my first post would prolly be helpful - this is what i've gained from my limited experience, and listening to blokes on here and elsewhere -
decent air filter - some say stay away from an exposed element filter and use a stock airbox with 2 snorkels... others say get an open one... that's what i did. Everyone seems to agree that the washable K&N ones are da bomb.
decent carbie - Holleys are pretty much the industry standard. a 350/400/465 is definately big enough for a 302. I got a 600 vac sec, only because i didn't want to be buying another carb when i go to 351. the 600 works ok, uses a little bit of fuel, but if well tuned/jetted, will be fine
decent intake manifold - if yours is a 2 barrel stock Ford one (pre-XC, i think), then a 4 barrel from an XC onwards is an improvement. For a stock replacement, the Edelbrock Performer is apparently pretty good - plenty of torque. Anything else and you're looking at bonnet clearance issues.
decent ignition - stock Ford electronic from a 351 XC/ZH/P6 will fit blue block (early) clevo's no worries. Excellent upgrade from points. MSD module can be added later as an extra boost. if you get a 6-AL or similar, you get a rev limiter too.
decent cam - stick with hydraulic, match it to a small stall convertor on an auto, or to your diff/gear ratio choice for manual. This is the one thing i haven't quite settled for my combo yet.
decent exhaust - twin 2.25/2.5 inch with a good set of extractors will keep you out of trouble. extractors are personal choice, i went with Genies because they were cheap.
another thing to do would be to get decent unleaded heads, and wind the timing a bit for premium fuel.
make sure everything's spot on (new plugs, good leads, good dizzy cap, good tuning, no vacuum leaks, service regularly)...
that should give you a fairly strong 5 litre clevo to play around with until you can move on to bigger and better things
*disclaimer - i'm not a big tech head like davis, strokexd, russxr67 etc - these blokes REALLY know what they're talking about. listen to them. almost all of the above, i've picked up from their (and others) years of experience...
351C ZH MARQUISINATOR
Presenting, at great cost to management:
.020 over 351 Clevo, 10:1 comp, ported 302 heads, blueprinted and balanced, custom ground cam, Edelbrock intake, 600 Holley, K&N air filter, Custom Zip-Ties(tm), MSD ignition, Genie extractors, 2 x 2.5" exhaust, 2800rpm stally, rooted C4
Last edited by GreenMachine; 07-06-04 at 02:49 AM.