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Author Topic:   305 VS 302
posted September 15, 2004 06:47 PM
Without taking preferance about being "brand loyal" what engine COULD make better power in COMPLETELY stock form....and still be a durable race engine????

No HP parts, just 4 barrel, stock exhaust manifolds, .410 lift cam.....stuff like that..

I now run a 305 and it has two years on it without being touched and its a top contending car....its all stock and legal according to our rules, but Im just kickin the idea around about a ford for 2005...just for kicks

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rico 08
posted September 15, 2004 06:59 PM
I'd run the 307,the 601 heads are good...but BIG problem,trying to find a good standard bore 307,or a 305 for that matter..that's the most restricting rules i've ever seen,i race pure stock with a .030 350,.400 domes,.510 lift,bowtie intake etc.I guess i'd race with the late models there

posted September 15, 2004 08:07 PM
302 ford, hands down. it's a lighter engine with a lighter, quicker revving reciprocating assembly.

posted September 16, 2004 06:09 AM
These rules are restrictive, but it keeps cost WAY down and car counts WAY up. We get 40+ cars a night and we live in a rather small town. Most of the cars are pretty close as far as being competative, its hard to make the feature every night when they only take 20 cars...

The only problem with running ford is the rules make it so the ONLY car that worth using is a mid 80's LTD or Crown vic. Im going to go get a smashed 4 door and start measuring, gut it and get a weight. I think the 302 is a better motor myself, and Im a HARDCORE chevy guy...but the car of choice leaves a bit to be desired..

Thanks for the replies so far!

posted September 16, 2004 06:43 AM
I plan on using my purple car for Superior next year, and then run the ford at Hibbing. My wife is going to drive the purple car in Hibbing.....

There is a two fords out there, but the drivers lack a little some thing called "driving ability"...nothing against them but they have been out there for a couple years, and neither of them have ever made the feature.....EVER! I have raced nxt to them in a few heat races, and when they run good they pull away from me and anyone around like nothing, but then BOTCH it coming in the corner.

Im not a Ford fan at all, but my engine builder loves them......we will see

Ego Racing
posted September 16, 2004 05:57 PM
302 Chevy in stock from the factory form were rated by chevrolet at 265hp I think. A friend has a BONE STOCK DZ 302 Camaro, the motor is rebuilt to factory specs and did well over 350hp on the dyno.

posted September 16, 2004 06:07 PM
here is the thing that would bother me lack of a light body in a ford,have to get the right tranny because you have to run an auto some of those ford autos are just pain junk i was gonna enduro a 79 t bird but found out the tranny would not hold up so i crushed it. myslef i'm a big fan of a 307 i used to run one in my first car it had over 100,000 on it and just changed cam and oil pump and lasted for two years worked realy good on real wet or real slick track

posted September 16, 2004 07:34 PM
Big bore, short stroke = quik revver. Throw some gears in it and let it sing.

posted September 17, 2004 05:42 PM
With the Ford 302 just put a c-4 behind it. It will take any abuse you through at it. have one behind my 320hp 302 andno problems.