Re: Rebuild or replace for performance? 302 88 Stang
Nicholas Anthony wrote:
> Would it be wiser for me to upgrade my fairly new basic crate 302 engine
> with a new cam, aluminum heads, rockers, or just buy a whole new one?
> (intake would be done either way and I allready have that in box waiting).
> I figure $200 for cam, $1400 for aluminum heads, $200 for rockers and labor
> perhaps $1,000= $2,800. I was thinking B cam, AFR heads, 1.7 rockers. HP
> gains I am not sure anyone do this or estimate? Be nice to have close too
> 300hp at least.
> Cost of a new crate motor I have no idea, then installation if anyone has
> any references please post. Hp would vary on applications anyone can
> mention. I saw the Ford crates are 345hp but have no clue costs. Also if
> there are better sources for performance engine would like to know. want to
> stick to a 302 block, if its stroked, bored out doesnt matter. Just figuring
> out costs and benefits of each thing atm.
> Thanks everyone just tossing this up now for consideration.
If your short block is still in good shape, no sense replacing it.
With the parts you mention, you should be pushing around 375-400hp. Depending on
how good the tuner is.
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