Hello Drag Racers,
I have read a lot of info on this site about 302 motors and strokers based off
that block. I am about to start building/rebuilding my first roller engine...
I already have 2 5.0 roller engines, that I have not picked up yet. I don't know
of any mods they have had. They are complete engines, but stock as far as I know.
I was thinking of putting those straight into rollers I have, but get another roller engine to build for the race car (which is a 92 coupe). So I have found a couple roller engines/blocks that would seem to make a decent first racing build: 5.0 engine block, roller motor good project
or: 89 302 Roller Ford Motor
or: 1989 mustang 302 engine
(that last one is nice because its .040 bored over and has the b303 cam)
all of the above look like they will need some work and some new parts. I've been learning as much as I can about mods. I am still just learning about these engines, but I think from all the info I've learned on this site I have a basic plan for any of the above roller engines that I might get. It is a budget build with parts that would be affordable... If I got the one of the first 2, I'd leave it at a 302 standard bore, I'd get new shorty headers and H or X exhaust, I'd replace the heads with a gt40(p?) heads, I'd get a better upper and lower intake (maybe like an gt40 explorer intake or cobra intake?), b or ecam?, better aftermarket crankshaft?, and I think that is all I can think of for right now. I'm not sure if I should leave the engine EFI or go Carb on it. But regardless of EFI/Carb, could anyone make a guess on how much HP that engine would make and a guess of ET on the 1/8 and 1/4 mile times that an engine like that would be capable of? I know that the engine plan is not a set/solid plan but more of a general basic idea, so I appreciate any insight to things I am overlooking or not understanding properly yet... thanks!