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Old 09-19-2003, 05:27   #1 (permalink)
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What to do for a mild 302?

I am going to get a manual EL XR8 very soon and I want to get some more power from it. I was thinking about a Trickflow manifold, cam, Difilippo exhaust, cold air, 3.9 gears and an ecu upgrade. What do you guys think about this kind of setup and please post any comments on what brands to go for etc etc. Cheers for any advice.
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Re: What to do for a mild 302?

What your are doing sounds good for starters, but I would also do the heads by porting or getting new ones.
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Re: What to do for a mild 302?

Yeah I was thinking Trickflow alloy heads or just a light porting of the standard heads depending on budget.
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Re: What to do for a mild 302?

I know you can get a set of AU XR8 GT40P's from Herrods for $1100 complete. Way better flow than standard.
If your planning to do cam, do the MAF and injectors too then when you do aftermarket chip it will work to its best potential. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: What to do for a mild 302?

How do the later model heads flow compared to the early ones? I've got a set from 69' that flow 217cfm intake and 147 exhuast. Have they improved exhuast flow over the years, or do you need to go aftermarket?
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Re: What to do for a mild 302?

Yep sounds like the goods Blueoval and yeah definately go those heads for that price, way better in standard form than the E7's
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You could just look around and buy a set of second hand alloy heads.Thats what i did and paid only a bit more than the gt40p's herrods are selling.
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Re: What to do for a mild 302?

You do run a few risks doing this unless you know the guy or know what they came out off, I have heard of good heads being sold with very dodgy valves and springs!!!
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Re: What to do for a mild 302?

id just get the el heads ported and worked on...at least you know they're in good nic rather than buying someone elses? And they're new once its done.
camshaft and extractors make a lot of difference also..
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