Join Date: Jun 2001
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Long rod 302
350 chevy pistons and boss 302/standard 289 rods is the cheapest way. Nowdays, finding 5.4 rods with Ford big ends is a bit challenging.....and then, pistons aren't exactly found at Autozone either.
If it were me, I wouldn't bother. The ONLY time I'd make a true stock stroke length "long" rod motor would be if I was building an FE that originally came with short rods and I put long rods in it.
Ironically, the 351M has an excellent rod/stroke ratio. If rod length made such a huge difference, how come it didn't help those slugs?