Sounds like you should look at a package such as the Edelbrock performer RPM. This is a matched package of performance parts that are designed to complement each other. (Cam, Intake, Carb, and heads.)Drift said:Ok so I just picked up a 68 mustang coupe as a project car. The 302 motor that is coming with it is already out of the car and needs a rebuild. I figure since it is not my main mode of transportation and I am gonna be rebuilding it anyways, why not upgrade some parts for more power:happyhapp Only problem is that I am new to the "classic" type cars and I dont really know what kind of stuff to do. I am already planning on doing exhaust, headers, cams, intake manifold and carb. I also want to do pistons, rings and rods, I just dont have any idea of what a good brand is. I am not trying to build a monstor motor or anything just something with some power for regular road use. Thanks for any help guys.
In terms of rods the stock parts should be fine, but with pistons/rings you will want forged or hyper flat tops to raise you compression. Use quality bolts such as ARP, and have the whole assembly well balanced.
This will give you good reliable power, probably about 250-270 rwhp.
Most importantly, find an engine builder who you are comfortable with, and talk through the whole project, making sure they understand what you want to achieve.