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Factory 302 H.O. block vs. 302 Sportsman B50 block

Planning on building a 347 stroker w 400 h.p. - 450 h.p. N/A....

Possibly adding N.O.S. (150 shot)

Is any one using the sportsman block or is it a waste of money????
Will the Factory block hold up??????
 

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If you have the money to spend get the sportsman block. A factory block with a 347 kit making that kind of power and then adding nitrous is going to be a ticking time bomb. It could be done, but the sportsman is a better idea, if budget allows.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: jdsgallops on 4/2/02 11:34am ]</font>
 

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Dumb question time. How many of the parts do you have already to build this killer engine?

If not many and you are seriously considering a new block, why not get the 351 block and then you can build more cubes now or later? You know you are gonna want to go bigger later.
 

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This motor is going into a 65 Mustang Fastback...
Replacing the 289 that is in it....
302 block is the biggest block to fit in this car without alot of problems
351W will fit in the compartment with conversion headers 500.00. Very tight.
And possibly having hood clearance w/ a victor jr. intake on it. Trying to leave the appearance as stock as possible.
I thought the 347 was the best choice due to little engine compartment room....
This car is only driven on the weekends.
As you asked I do have alot of parts for this engine, most of them transfering....
 

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I decided to go with the b-50 sportsman block.....

I ordered it today.....

also ordered a 347 stoker kit....

Thanks again for all the input....
 
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