Originally Posted by shelby_85
ok im building a shelby cobra kit car and im woundering what engine i should use. the 302 or a 351C. i know that the 351 has the four bolt main but the 302 is also about 100 pounds lighter. i would like to see what everyone else things. thanks for the help
All depends on what you are going to use it for? cruising,drags ,circuit, I take it a 302w or 351c are the options at this stage ,You have got such a light foundation , power to weight ratio will be better than most vehicles its going to be a real missile ,with either of theses provided its a healthy engine.Have you ever considered something like a 302 boss -8.2 windsor block with something like CHI 185 3v heads ,you can even stroke it to 347 you would have one very tuff engine thats lighter over your front axle.?