GT-40 worth $3,000???
So I just looked and found a 302 gt-40 enine from frpp. Is it worth it? I was gonna blow my car, but N/A rated at 315hp for an auto = about 260 or so to the rear wheels? Is it worth it? or should I go Forced induction? I am steering towards the GT-40 long block...wouldn't it be more reliable in the long run?
look again, it's expensive, underpowered for the price, and doesnt use forged pistons. take a look at the DSS or Coast High short blocks, and pick a better set of heads and cam( I would recomend a comp cams extreme energy grind) . That listed power is also with the full gt-40 kit, Intake manifold , TB , shorty headers , and so on. figure 1200-1500 for the short block. spend the rest on heads and a cam .
94 4.6L Lx, 04 exploder engine awating instalation
88 Mustang LX 5.o 5spd stock
70 Mustang mach 1 Ex-drag car
66 Mustang convertable getting a new 302.
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5.8L EFI, tremec 3550,spec stage III clutch,90mm L-MAF, TFS heads, GT40 intake, lunati cam,Fordchip.com,diablo chip 311rwhp 375 rwft/lbs.13.2 @107.2. with 3.08's
2004 Pontiac GTO LS1 6 speed black/red RIP
yet another reason why I love this forum, I was VERY tempted to get that engine...They sell the same one in Summit. Oh well, I guess it will be back to the drawing board...I might do a cam upgrade...not sure which ones will actually work and keep the engine in one piece, but the 5 speed conversion will prolly come first, I have heard nothing but good things about that swap, so, maybe do that first then the other stuff...Biggest prob for me though is unless I want to drop $600 to ship my car to Anchorage, all of the work needs to be done by ME...which sucks b/c I am definatly not a mechanic. Any one coming to Kodiak in the summer?!? LOL
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