A 331 Stroker would be the safest. Clevors work but I don't know about life span. Same with a 347 stroker. There is a lot of debate about life span of these types. So it depends on what you do with the car. Daily driver, weekend cruiser or racer.
Of couse, nothing beats a 460! Blown....EFI....Big ole 671 sticking through the hood.....open headers.....
The clevor would be nice as far as being "different" but I'm sure its cheaper and easier to build a more mainstream 331/347...The 67 will fit pretty much any ford engine so you might consider a 351 either windsor or cleveland and even big blocks if your a massochist
1968 mustang 306,stock ported heads,650 Holley DP,weiand Xcellerator intake, Comp cams Magnum 292,[email protected] and 518L,heddman headers,4speed with a 4.11 detroit locker.13.69 at 101 mph.
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If I could do it all again... Id go 351 stroked to 408.
The extra cubes from the 351 get you past the cost of the stroked 302 already...
Plus its still light compared to bigblocks.
The 351W is a great motor IMO.
If I were calling th e shots, I'd build a 331 stroker with some "good" aftermarket heads. I've been driving a stroked windsor, and I must say that it is everything that I'd expected and then some. Believe me, it's all that it's craked up to be. Although my build probably wouldn't be considered street frinndly by most, I do drive it on the street more that I make it to the track. It is a handfull.
I've invested a lot of time and money in my build. You've got to really identify your goals, and then set out to achieve them. If you want a street car or a race car you are still gonna have to set a budget and set some goals. A clevor would be cool, but you could get the same performance for less cash with the current aftermarket heads.
The bottom line is...........
What do YOU really want?
Sorry if I look like a jackass, I've been drinking.
Cain is right on the money... identify your goals first... that will determine your path.
Its costly havint to do things twice, or having a motor that doesnt suit your needs.
I would go 351-408 simply because I dont care too much about street manners... but you might so maybe a 331 or 306 is better suited. It takes a lot of time and money to do a stroker motor and you dont want to make a bad choice.
street... all i have im the way of blocks is a 302..thats why i have to stick with a 302 or a stroker kit... the crank for the 331 i can get easy, the pistons for the 302 clevor are done bought, i thought for $140, i should get them. for the heads i have eather 2v open chamber and 4v closed heads. cam would be a .541/.584 (or close to that) ....robert
Look at some aluminum cleveland heads, I cannot remember the name but they have some great hesdso out of australia. there are also the new edelbrock cleveland heads which would probibly work great on a 331.
Build the Clevor! Hardest part is finding the intake. Just becasue building a Clevor is old school doesnt mean that they never made any power. They Kicked ass back in the day. They still do! If compression wont be too high with those pistons, use the 2v's, build it like you want it and have fun. If I had a set of 2-4vs sitting around, a spare block and a car to put it all in, you couldn't stop me from having a clevor.