On 2006-12-03 12:29, stoker wrote:
which block would be best if i wanted the biggest bore and stroke. I have 65 stang so the 8.20 deck block is my only consideration with the tight engine bay
A 9.5 decked 351w motor is not as tight of a fit as you might think.
A 351w based stroker fits nicely in a 65' and stroking it to 408 will allow you to achieve most performance goals, especially if you are looking for over 400hp. The only real issue with a 351w swap is that you need to purchase special swap headers, which are readily available.
Below is a picture of my 65' with a 393w that was installed using many of the original parts from a 289:
The Shelby scoop on my car is for appearance and isn't even needed to hide my Vic Jr. intake.
65' STANG, 3160 lbs
393W NA, 2.78 Toploader 4 Spd, 9" 3:70 Posi
Pro Comp Heads, Vic Jr. Intake, 750dp, 236/561 Solid Cam, 9.6CR, 1 3/4" Headers, Lakewood, Subframes, Caltracs
[ This Message was edited by: dennis111 on 12/4/06 6:08am ]