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 Post subject: AU V8
Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:46 pm 
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VIC, Australia

Howdy all

Question , IS the AU V8 block the same as any other models , I am looking at building up a new motor , happy to use my heads , inlet , sump ect , but want to make a start on the block , so do I need to look for a AU specific block ?

Also is it possible to put a standard 351 crank in it ?


 Post subject: Re: AU V8
Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:56 am 
Getting Side Ways
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Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

302 EFI blocks are all the same. Actually the last ones we of poorer quality as production ramped down.
351 Crank wont work.
If you want 351 or greater, you will need a 351W block. Try a 80s Bronco or F150.



1993 ED XR6 5speed Polynesian Green. Project car.

1998 EL XR8 Auto Hot Chilli Red. New daily and project

 Post subject: Re: AU V8
Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:00 am 
Stock as a Rock

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Ride: EL XR8 363 stroker

Power: 260 rwkw

Or if you want more cubes and a stronger block id go for a 363ci dart short block from the states and just bolt on all your gear, nice and easy.
 Post subject: Re: AU V8
Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:48 pm 
Getting Side Ways
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Power: 482 rwkw

Location: Penrith
NSW, Australia

How much power are you after??

A nice 330 or 347 with decent heads moderate cam etc with get you 240rwkw ...
Aftermarket starts with 8.2 deck block and std 4.0 bore..
Then after that ?? How much $$$$ do want to spend ???
Std block with light / strong rotating assembly well balanced [neutral balance] and rpm kept reasonable will last along long time with GOOD tune...



As in ZOOM 126 edition
331 Dart block,3.25/ 4340 steel crank, Oliver rods,TFS ported track heat heads, TFS track heat inlet Twin SC61 turbo's
Project 1UZ-EF has started.. S475 Turbo 4.0 V8 Mustang Celica.....

 Post subject: Re: AU V8
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:12 pm 
Getting Side Ways

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Ride: AU1 XR8

You can still get 300rwhp with a std stroke 302 just look at XH5LWEPN's build strong reliable 302 goodness.


Give that a read and see what you think.
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