1970 Mustang Fastback x2, 302, c6, 3.80 rear w/ posi, front wildwood disc brakes, corbeau seats
In my Deathtrap Trans Am Build (1970 Mustang Fastback Restomod), I plan on building a high revving 302 that puts out around 500-525hp (I'd like 460 wheel) and has 10.5:1 compression. The max rpm goal is 8k. I will be using a tremec 6 spd so I won't be shifting over 7,200. I just want the extra rpm for safe measure. If I can rev it to 6-7k and not have to worry about it splitting down the block, I'll be happy. I plan on using Holley efi. I've read that similar applications have used the Dart SHP 302, forged internally balanced crank, crank girdle, h-beam rods, flat top pistons, and a Victor Jr. Intake. What do I need for the top end to meet this goal and keep the engine reliable? I'd like to do what I can myself, but obviously machine work and porting will be done out of house. I know that the engine will be pricey, but I'd like to spend less rather than more (if something doesn't have to be billet, I won't get it in billet!) This engine build will be in a few years so I'm trying to spend the time now to figure everything out to build this as best as possible. Thanks for the help in advance.