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What would be the strongest pushrod small block for the money? 69 351W? Something that will survive 500 rear wheel HP on the street? A dart block is way to expensive.
 

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You would be fine with one of those blocks.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: cmf60 on 11/12/06 7:00am ]</font>
 

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The only problem is that the early blocks have a shorter deck...which can throw you a curve if you're doing a stroker. I'm right in the middle of doing one now...haven't figured out how to use a 4.000" stroke with my C9 block...and use the pistons I have now. Might change directions & go with 6.300" rods and 331 pistons.
 

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I believe it's the 71-74 blocks that are most desirable. Same strength as early blocks, with the proper 9.503 deck height.

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I like the 86 5.0 roller block personnally. You can find a good seasoned block out of a lincoln for cheap cheap plus you can use a roller cam without the mods. I used 351W heads first C9's. Anything prior to 74 is a decent 351 head... decided to go with X303's when I couldnt make the numbers I was after and am now happy...

parts list:
86 HO block 5.0L
KB115 pistons
ARP 5/16 wavelock rod bolts
checked deck / line bore
everything else stock

application:
68 mustang coupe
current numbers - 350HP / 375 ft/lbs torque - flywheel

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On 2006-11-12 05:46, dekrev wrote:
I like the 86 5.0 roller block personnally. You can find a good seasoned block out of a lincoln for cheap cheap plus you can use a roller cam without the mods. I used 351W heads first C9's. Anything prior to 74 is a decent 351 head... decided to go with X303's when I couldnt make the numbers I was after and am now happy...

parts list:
86 HO block 5.0L
KB115 pistons
ARP 5/16 wavelock rod bolts
checked deck / line bore
everything else stock

application:
68 mustang coupe
current numbers - 350HP / 375 ft/lbs torque - flywheel

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: dekrev on 11/12/06 8:48pm ]</font>
The trouble is that the 302 won't last very long on the street when pushing 500hp at the wheels, which is the original poster's intent.

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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



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