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  1. #226

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    I'm going to be having a look at a "big valve", built-by-a-race-shop-in-the-80's, 302 with high-rise dual-plane Weiand 4-bbl intake, etc. on/with it, for potential violence infusion into the 'vert.
    Mike
    1986 Mustang convertible 3.8L ---> BUILD THREAD
    1983 Mercury Cougar 3.8L LS
    1986 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L ELAN
    1966 Ford Fairlane sedan 200-6
    1966 Ford Fairlane GT (390ci 4spd)
    1981 Mercury Marquis Brougham
    1980 Capri RS Turbo
    1971 Mustang Fastback
    1974 Pontiac Luxury LeMans

  2. #227

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    Thinking of throwing in the towel on the 351?
    Thomas

    1985 Mustang GT - Build Thread
    347 (10.5CR, AFR 185's, PP Crosswind, Comp Custom Cam, Holley SA "670"), T-5, 8.8 w/3.55's, MM SFC's, T/A, PHB, LCA's, STB, KMB, Bilsteins, MM/H&R Springs, SN95 5-Lug, Cobra Brakes

  3. #228

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85MUSTANGTGT View Post
    Thinking of throwing in the towel on the 351?
    Not yet, Thomas. Just keeping my eyes peeled for something potentially quicker/cheaper to build. The cylinder boring and piston hanging and such makes the Windsor further away than I can manage all at once to fairly quickly get something in there. The 302 I looked at today has an honest present owner. It's still all buttoned up, but is on the floor, and another is in his car. During some kind of shipping shenanigans across the country with the car (a bit rough but a real nice '66 Fairlane (that I would love to own... I honestly considered offering a trade right then and there for this little red devil of mine, lol)), somehow between truck to truck transfer or something, somebody managed to drop a valve... obviously, the dumbasses took a "ride" and rodded the pi$$ out of it, and one bent valve isn't likely all that's wrong... anyway, I passed on that one. Otherwise, as I'm able, I'll work away at and get stuff for and stuff done with the Windsor over the winter.
    Mike
    1986 Mustang convertible 3.8L ---> BUILD THREAD
    1983 Mercury Cougar 3.8L LS
    1986 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L ELAN
    1966 Ford Fairlane sedan 200-6
    1966 Ford Fairlane GT (390ci 4spd)
    1981 Mercury Marquis Brougham
    1980 Capri RS Turbo
    1971 Mustang Fastback
    1974 Pontiac Luxury LeMans

  4. #229

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    I see. Finding something ready to drop in (or close) definitely get you going quicker.

    I had originally planned to drop a 351W in my car. Decided in the end I didn't want to hassle with the extra mods that came with it (hood, exhaust, accessories, etc.). One of those wish I did, glad I didn't scenarios. I still think I'd like to do a 408 in the future though. Keep thinking I'd like to build a 460 too, but not sure what I'd put it in.

    Bet that Fairlane was cool. Would love to have something like that someday. Or maybe a Galaxie, something I can pile all the kids in and go out cruising.
    Thomas

    1985 Mustang GT - Build Thread
    347 (10.5CR, AFR 185's, PP Crosswind, Comp Custom Cam, Holley SA "670"), T-5, 8.8 w/3.55's, MM SFC's, T/A, PHB, LCA's, STB, KMB, Bilsteins, MM/H&R Springs, SN95 5-Lug, Cobra Brakes

  5. #230

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    Yeah, just being able to hone cylinders, and reassemble with rings/bearings/gaskets/etc is what I'd rather have/find.
    Mike
    1986 Mustang convertible 3.8L ---> BUILD THREAD
    1983 Mercury Cougar 3.8L LS
    1986 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L ELAN
    1966 Ford Fairlane sedan 200-6
    1966 Ford Fairlane GT (390ci 4spd)
    1981 Mercury Marquis Brougham
    1980 Capri RS Turbo
    1971 Mustang Fastback
    1974 Pontiac Luxury LeMans

  6. #231

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    Snatched a SBF Performer RPM intake... looking at some potential 302 short block candidates (a '69 and a '77 302) on Saturday...

    Mike
    1986 Mustang convertible 3.8L ---> BUILD THREAD
    1983 Mercury Cougar 3.8L LS
    1986 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L ELAN
    1966 Ford Fairlane sedan 200-6
    1966 Ford Fairlane GT (390ci 4spd)
    1981 Mercury Marquis Brougham
    1980 Capri RS Turbo
    1971 Mustang Fastback
    1974 Pontiac Luxury LeMans

  7. #232

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    Finally able to say that there's a healthy 302 candidate for use on the premises today
    Mike
    1986 Mustang convertible 3.8L ---> BUILD THREAD
    1983 Mercury Cougar 3.8L LS
    1986 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L ELAN
    1966 Ford Fairlane sedan 200-6
    1966 Ford Fairlane GT (390ci 4spd)
    1981 Mercury Marquis Brougham
    1980 Capri RS Turbo
    1971 Mustang Fastback
    1974 Pontiac Luxury LeMans

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    Still going to use the Performer RPM? Anything planned for the heads and cam?
    '85 GT

    The other one... 2016 F-150 XLT Supercab Ecoboosted with 3.73's...

  9. #234

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    Yes, Sir. Vic's been standing against the wall, looking at me for nearly three months and asking every day, "so, what are we doing?" lol!! To see which heads are on the 302. I'm assuming E7TE's on an '89... we'll see... there's a decent set of D8's here otherwise. Screw-in studs and adjustable rockers, home brew port clean up and matching. Camshaft - depending on how much compression I end up with, but I'd like to use at least 224-degrees @ 0.050" intake.
    Mike
    1986 Mustang convertible 3.8L ---> BUILD THREAD
    1983 Mercury Cougar 3.8L LS
    1986 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L ELAN
    1966 Ford Fairlane sedan 200-6
    1966 Ford Fairlane GT (390ci 4spd)
    1981 Mercury Marquis Brougham
    1980 Capri RS Turbo
    1971 Mustang Fastback
    1974 Pontiac Luxury LeMans

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