We recommend breaking this crate engine in properly. Latemodelrestoration.com will not be held accountable for any damages that may occur due to improper break-in methods. Normal break in conditions consist of 500 miles at normal operating conditions.
You could use the intake, throttle body, cold air intake, heads and exhaust. The water pump, alternator, and all the accessories from the old motor will also fit.
Answered by BRYAN M. from TROY | Comment 0 0
Hi I am considering this block as a replacement just wondering if the trick flow twisted wedge heads would bolt right on to this block? ive heard the twisted wedge heads need 7/16 inch head bolts if so is that a hard or easy fix with this block?
Asked by mark t. from derry | Comment 1 0
The rear main seal is Federal Mogul, The pistons are either Keith Black or Sealed Power, the rings are Sealed Power, cam/crank/rod bearings are either Clevite or Sealed Power.
Answered by Jonathan M. from Hewitt | 2 Comments 1 0
The TFS Stage 1 cam is a popular choice with this setup. However, any cam you choose, we highly suggest checking your piston to valve clearance.
Answered by Jonathan M. from Hewitt | Comment 0 0
These blocks go through a very thorough and in depth inspection process but do not under-go a sonic test. There are no issues with running a .060 over 302 block. They have been in use for decades and will be perfectly fine for daily driver applications. We installed a forged piston version in a CMC race car and have had no issues. check it out here
Answered by Scott G. from hewitt | Comment 0 0
I am looking at buying a 1987 Mustang with a 4 Cylinder Engine in it. I want to know if I build an engine using your 5.0L Economy Short Block, once finished out can you run the single turbo on it.
I am looking at a build that will put around 450 to 500 rwhp.
Asked by Prentis M. from Deport | Comment 0 0
We recommend using these in naturally aspirated applications only. Having said that, we do have customers that run boost on them and have had good luck. That number you are looking to achieve is going to be pushing the limits of a factory 302 block. If those hp numbers are your goal, you need to look at stronger options than stock blocks.
Answered by Karson S. from Hewitt | Comment 0 0
I'm looking at this as a possible swap for my 289, 2V, 200K mile non runner.
Will components, heads, intake, water pump, etc., from 289, 2V mount directly to this?
No that I'm not going to upgrade to performance parts. I just want a baseline confirmation. Thank you.
Asked by W F A. from Flowery Branch | Comment 0 0
This short block is often used as a base for upgrading a early 289 or 302. This block is a roller cam block which makes it a little different than a flat tappet 289 or 302. Your 289 heads will bolt on and the remaining parts, intake, front cover etc...will also. bolt up. Special attention may need to be given to the front cover regarding clearance between the rear of the timing cover and the timing chain and gears so there is no interference. Also if you are intent on re-using the 289 heads you may need to check pushrod length. The swap you are proposing has been done many times and much more info regarding this can be found on the web doing a search.
Answered by Tommy E. from Hewitt | Comment 0 0
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