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posted October 13, 2004 11:59 AM
Looking for advice on ford engines, 302 or 351w? The class is open for engine rules, the only thing is it has to be cast no alumn.. I can get 302's by the hand full and 351 are harder to find around here. 1/4 mile semi banked track, car is 3000 lbs. I know allot of the guys i run against are running 406's can a 302 run with those?

posted October 13, 2004 03:20 PM
talk to harlan breeschoten 320 286 5286 he runs a 347 in his wissota late model he also ran one in wissota mod there last year in mods, hes very helpful

posted October 13, 2004 04:22 PM
in a 3000 lb. car a 351w is the way to go. you can get away with a 302 based stroker in a light car but a heavy car needs a heavy duty engine and that is exactly what a 351w is. the taller deck height allows for much better rod angles than a 302 block. i have a screamin' long rod 351w for sale. good heads, 6.200" h-beams, full roller, the whole enchilada...

posted October 13, 2004 10:06 PM
well that was my gut feel to go with the 351 stroked.... I just need to **** it up and find some 351 blocks. Anyone have a good place to get balanced ford rotating assemblies?

posted October 14, 2004 01:12 PM
i've built that combo before with trw forged pistons. have it balanced with a 50 oz. balancer and flywheel. otherwise you will need mallory. mine took 4 slugs and cost $300 to balance it.

try towers and harwood performance in manhattan, ks. rick is very knowledgeable...

posted October 14, 2004 07:03 PM
I've had good results with the 347 but I'm switcching to a 408 for more cubes and if I try to squeeze more out of the 347 ,i'm going to squeeze the crank out of the bottom end.

posted October 14, 2004 07:19 PM
I love my 347.....but its in a lighter car.

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posted October 15, 2004 05:42 AM
I run a 399. A 351 bored .060 with a scat crank, 302 flat top pistons and 351w rods. It makes more torque then I know what to do with. Allied motors in St.Charles Mo did the machine work for me. There web site is These guys really like working with fords.