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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:13 am 
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hey guys i have the chance to buy xe falcon 302 i have been a big fan of the 5.8 but not of the 4.9 have thought them as slugs . question what are the pro and cons of a 4.9 wat are they like . ive heard they are good boat moarings. i dont have boat .. let me know thanks
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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:15 am 
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A change of the crank and rods makes it a 351... ;)

Nothing reallly wrong with the 302 Cleveland, with the right mods they make good horsepower and can keep a 351 honest.

 

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 Post subject: Re: xe falcon 302
Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:55 pm 
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baldie68 wrote:
hey guys i have the chance to buy xe falcon 302 i have been a big fan of the 5.8 but not of the 4.9 have thought them as slugs . question what are the pro and cons of a 4.9 wat are they like . ive heard they are good boat moarings. i dont have boat .. let me know thanks

My thoughts exactly.
When i bought my XD it was 302, what a slug that was.
302 are funny, a bit like 4.1's in the way that they either go well or they don't, i've driven a couple of 302's that felt like 351's and were bog stock.
Within 6 months my 302 dropped a rod so in went the 351... You can always do the same down the track, or rebuild yours and throw in 351 crank and rods.
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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:51 pm 
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many years ago i built a 302 with a sig erson tq20 cam mild port on the heads, performer manifold and a 600 holley.It cost bugger all and kept up to many 351's.
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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:29 pm 
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Or get a 351 crank, use the 302 rods and use the special pistons that ACL make for that application. Works very well.
If I remember correctly, the John Goss specials had 302's in them and went harder than 351's.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:45 am 
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The Goss specials were simply a styling exercise similar to the XC Cobras.

Either way, with a bit of knowledge and some $$$ spent in the right areas there is no reason you couldn't turn it into a reasonably quick street car.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:53 pm 
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Here's what they were doing over 20yrs ago with a 302 Clevo.
Twin turbo and punching out 800 to 900 BHP.

 

 

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