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hey i am looking to rebuild the engine in my 92 mustang, i am completely new to the mustang world and seem to be clueless:?: about what parts i need. I want to keep my original 302 block. but am looking for the engine to put-out about 350rwhp. thanks.
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The bottom end will support that kind of power, so you relaly don't have to change anything out, althout I believe the 92 had hyperatic pistons which you should chnage out if you're looking to use a power adder. A good top end kit and some spray should get you to your goal.
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The bottom end will support that kind of power, so you relaly don't have to change anything out, althout I believe the 92 had hyperatic pistons which you should chnage out if you're looking to use a power adder. A good top end kit and some spray should get you to your goal.
i checked up about the pistons, in 92 they were still forged. hyperatic pistons weren't introduced till 93. i was looking at a trickflow track heat top end kit... do recommend any others?
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You are correct the pistons and rods are both forged. Now there needs to be some more info from you to better suggest options for you....

Is it a daily driver? Weekend warrior? Drag monster?

Budget?

Auto? Manual?

NA? Boosted? Nitrous?
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You are correct the pistons and rods are both forged. Now there needs to be some more info from you to better suggest options for you....

Is it a daily driver? Weekend warrior? Drag monster?

Budget?

Auto? Manual?

NA? Boosted? Nitrous?
it is my daily driver, its an automatic, and n/a. Im a student so i am on kind of on a tight budget. But i don't want to be cheap either.
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I hear good things about the trickflow top end kit. I'm sure that will be more than enough to put a smile on your face. the edelbrock kit is priced a little cheaper than the trickflow, but also doesn't perform quite as good, I hear good things about it as well though
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it is my daily driver, its an automatic, and n/a. Im a student so i am on kind of on a tight budget. But i don't want to be cheap either.
So what kind of budget are we looking at??? In the "horsepower game" it all depends on how deep your wallet goes. 350RWHP and "budget" usually don't go well together. It's going to be pretty hard getting 350 HP to the wheels with a 302ci naturally aspirated. Now getting 300 HP at the wheels would be more doable with a "budget".

There are a few kits that come to mind... There is obviously the Trick Flow kit, then you have Edelbrock who has a couple of different kits, and then Holley also makes a great kit. These are usually the easy route since almost all the parts are already there that you'll need.
The Trick Flow kit says "350HP kit" but that is a pretty basic assumption, since every engine responds differently to mods, plus that is just flywheel HP. With an automatic you can expect to lose close to 20% of that by the time it reaches the back wheels.

You should also consider getting some rear end gears and a good shift kit. No matter how much HP you make, those stock rear end gears and the mooshy AOD transmission will always be holding you back.

Just some stuff to think about.
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