I love when a 302 isn't swapped in. I have so many ideas for the 140, the blocks are so cheap, I could have a motor for everyday of the week. curently I have an offy 4bbl intake needing a 390 carb to go on mine. I want to figure out how to build a shakerhood for it.
The 2.3 is a missunderstood under appeciated engine. Despite being used in race cars. honestly the benefit from using it isn't even weight savings, they are about ten pounds shy of a 302. They are however are more stout. They are like half of a 460. I wish they would build a steel block. once I get all the build ideas finished, I'll refer here for improvements and advice. not this thread- this 2.3 section.
I was taliing to racer walsh and with the proper parts, you could build a three liter. He said I keeping my current engine naturally aspirated, could build a 2.7 stroker. my block only has a little over 14k in mileage, so it caj be modded. I believe, done right, the dual plug head is an untapped turbo monster.
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