Check http://www.fordracingparts.com and search part numbers M-6253-A50 (Roller cam conversion kit) and M-6500-S58 (early block hydraulic roller lifter set) for the roller cam setup. Keep in mind that the distributor drive gear will also need replacement for one that is compatible with roller cams material.Stangboy5666 said:So I can get a 351w for pretty cheap but its not a roller. Can it be converted? Im thinking of putting nearly all new parts in the block if I get it and possibly using this for my future turbo application, because I can build it for low compression.
I am also pondering this, because i have heard that 351's handle more power. Is this true? If so how much? I have heard that the 5.0 has a horsepower limit of roughly 500 and can crack at even less, especially in a boosted application. Now 500 hp is plenty for me, but when I go turbo I know that It will be kind of tough to hold the power under 500 hp and may even become inefficient and create more stress for the block to handle. What do you guys think? Thanks
A 351 will handle power better than the 302 but, for a turbo at 500 hp I think you should add some strength to the mainshaft in the form of a main cap girdle, forged pistons, better rods and balance them out. After all this, you shouldn't have a problem.