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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:58 pm 
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Hey guys, dont venture in here much, but I am looking at getting a EL XR8 in the near future. Just wanted to ask you more knowledgeable people what the power limit of the block is? Reason I ask is I've been looking at a 347 stroker XR8 which has 300kw @ engine and I know down the track I'd love to supercharge it. Would the block handle 300rwkw? Keep in mind I wont be doing burnouts etc in it, but I've heard from a few people that the 302's (at least in stock form) can handle only about 400hp @ engine before they die on you.

Maybe I'd be better off getting a stock XR8 and putting a better block in it down the track and then perhaps supercharge?

Any assistance and advice will be MUCH appreciated!

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 3:25 pm 
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There are varying opinions but somewhere around 500hp is the limit, the strokers put more side load on the block so are more of a problem. 300rwkw is about the max I would want to go and a supercharged stroker will get you there fairly easily. Dart of Ford motorsport blocks are a lot stronger and will set you back around $3k.
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$3k for a 302W Dart Block? or a 347? Thanks for that EDXR8, some food for thought :)

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:31 pm 
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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:42 pm 
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$3k for a 302W Dart Block? or a 347? Thanks for that EDXR8, some food for thought :)


$3k just for the block
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Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:37 pm 
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your normal every day run of the mill 302 block will do 550hp and should last

if tuned good it should be ok if u start runing a f**k tune it'll help it split in half (see pic above)

if you are after more power next step wouold be mexico block then a A4 then u go to dart etc
whichh will do 1000+

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:47 pm 
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your normal every day run of the mill 302 block will do 550hp and should last

if tuned good it should be ok if u start runing a f**k tune it'll help it split in half (see pic above)

if you are after more power next step wouold be mexico block then a A4 then u go to dart etc
whichh will do 1000+


The mexican blocks are a little rare arent they? One would think if someones forked out enough $$ to build an engine to run up around that 500hp mark, they can spend a few dollars more and get the right block for the job - Dart!

High rev'ing and high boost are to big contributor to windsor's split block syndrome.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:42 pm 
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yes true the mexico blocks are hard to find altho they are also about 2/3s the price of a DART

all depends on how much power you want and your budget personall if your got wanting anymore then 500hp a stock block would be fine

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:48 pm 
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Are the 'hencho en mexico' blocks all pre 78? ie. were they ever made to suit roller cam?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:18 am 
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there not built for roller cam but you can run rollers in them, may need diff parts but its possible, never done it myself tho.


World also make a good block, beefier than dart, 6 head bolts per cyl, and cheaper too.

But dart sportsman is the most cost efficient, about 2200-2500, rated for 1200Hp or so, 4 bolt only on 3 middle caps.
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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:49 am 
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Roughly how much at the wheels would the ho windsor cop? is 300-350hp not out of the question?
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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:08 pm 
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Plenty of mustang guys on the corral push over 400rwhp on stock blocks. Revs and nos are killer.... they seem to get reliable 400rwhp with well tuned blower setups...

 

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