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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:03 pm 
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hey what are some cheap mods i can do 2 my xc falcon 4.9ltr v8 to get more power?
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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:06 pm 
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exhaust and headers will be the most notable one budget
get ur diff ratio changed, wont make more power but wil dramatically improve take off
cam, heads and rockers, porting and all the usual suspects follow

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:22 pm 
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ok thanks. would it be worth getting a 351 crank?
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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:31 pm 
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no point buying a new cam either better off getting one re ground cheaper and just the same
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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:47 pm 
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ok would it be worth just getting a 351 crank or like taking the engine out and replacing it with a big block 429 or 460 or sumthing?
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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:24 pm 
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Big block NOT legal , TOO HEAVY and a waste of time and money unless done properly and then definately NOT cheap :roll: :roll: :twisted:

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:25 pm 
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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:33 pm 
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oh ok fair enough so if i got a 351 crank thatd be pretty good. would i need anything else to go with 351 crank or can that go in with out needing any other mods?
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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:31 am 
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cleavland or windsor the 351 windsor had an in ch higher deck and the 347 strokers need to be clearenced so351 aint gonna happen. not sure about the cleve.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:27 pm 
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given that he's got an XC, and that he's talking about just a crank, i'd say he's got a cleveland

going to a 351C from a stock 302 is pretty much a full rebuild, parts needed are either:

351 crank, 351 rods and 351 heads
351 crank, 351 pistons and new dished pistons to lower the compression ratio to keep the original 302 heads
351 crank, 302 rods and new pistons to accomodate the longer rods and 302 heads (or non dished pistons and get a set of 351 heads)

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:22 pm 
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get a chip mate...

hahahaha...

how cheap you lookin? extractors would help, or just a bloody good service of any consumable parts, especially in the ignition(points/dizzy/leads etc).. and maybe a professional tune(or diy, depending how good you are).. if you have a crappy coil upgrade that..

if you go 351 you'll probs wanna get a bigger carbi, aswell as all internal bits, and also make sure your heads are up to it or just get another set of heads.. lotsa $$$.. you could maybe get the heads ported/milled and combustion chamber worked for a slightly higher comp and some better flow/swirl..

edelbrock now have some clevo heads too. might be for 351 tho, so lower comp. ideally youd get this while rebuilding engine to full 351. depends how much you willing to spend.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:11 pm 
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oh ok sweet sounds expensive but oh well it'll be worth it
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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:16 am 
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Dont put a big block in your car mate. My uncle runs a really successful mechanics shop in ballarratt victoria, where he makes drag cars for himself and stuff. He had an xc and him and my brother decided not to put a big block cause my uncle says they are too big and heavy for street cars and cost alot of money to really get pumping. He only ever uses 351clevos when he wants a quick drag car. Keep what you have and work it.

 

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