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Well, after searching for an early Windsor block, I have had no luck. Since this car is going to be my daily driver.... Do you think it would be more feasable to build up a 302? I can find those easily here. I want somthing with around 300-350 RWHP. This is going to be my daily driver, so am I nuts? I considered going with the 393W, but after adding up all the parts and machine work it is going to cost a hell of alot. So help me decide..... Windsor.... or 302? And what kind of things can I do to a 302 to get that much HP? Im sure a set of alluminum heads are in order, along with a cam with a decent grind....... anything else? I want to do this right, but at the same time, I don't have a lot of money to spend....
 

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I agree about the 331, although it will be almost as much money. you could always build one with a supercharger and not have to go as wild with a stroker kit.
 

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It is going to be very hard to get a 302 to that much hp while still maintaining the streetability, in my opinion. That said, it leaves you with the option of a 351 or a small block stroker. If it is really hard to to find 351 then by all means, go with a stroker. The stroke will allow you to achieve more horsepower without going to extremes, and also will provide more torque, which will also help the steetability of the car. I am just about finished with my 331 stroker motor, which will be going into my 66 coupe with C4 and 8in, 3.55 rear. I expect that the motor will produce about 300hp at the tires. If that isn't enough for you, you can always go with a 347 stroker, but there are still many that are weary of the reliability of those. If you would like some more info on the 331 stroker, feel free to PM me, or email me at [email protected] I would be happy to share the information about the parts we chose to use, as well as some "real world" price figures for the buildup. In a few weeks or so, I will also be able to provide some actual numbers, if you are interested.

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I will tell you if using an auto you will need around 400+HP out of a 302 to make 300-350RWHP. For the money you can just build up a normal 351W. Get the edelbrock package and you have 400HP. Go a little more extreme and you can make a fair ammount more... Airgap+nice hydrolic roller cam+a set of AFR/Trick Flow Heads = you having some GOOD HP. With that you could use a 80s 351W just fine. I would say an easy 450HP out of that...

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How far away are you willing to look for an early 351W block? By early I assume you mean pre-1974? I can check up here in the South Bend area for you. No guarantees but I may generate a lead. I know someone with a 69 351W in their garage that they actually got for free! But it's mine and I'm not parting with it /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
Let me know,
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Thanks for the offer, but the way it looks now im just going to build a 331 Stroker. the VMF is great though.... Thanks Again.
 
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