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    302 to 331 Windsor build

    This is another engine that has come in for work, it'll be for sale once complete.

    One of the most neglected small blocks I've seen with oil caked on so thick its probably never had an oil change in its life.......ports and valves were coked up and someone had even tried to take a grinder to one of the rocker studs in the past. Even after a pressure washing there was still so much crud caked on I had to clean my socket out after. Last pic is of the 302 crank next to the old 460 crank I've got, big difference!

    I'll be going through the block and heads as luckily its at standard bore, dropping in a stroker kit, porting and polishing the current heads and rebuilding them unless I manage to find some cheap ally ones on eBay that'll work





















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    #2
    That's been standing a while then, with the heads off.
    Stuart
    2014 GT/CS

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      #3
      This whole engine has had a hard life, but it'll go again easily
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        #4
        That much carbon is usually from running without a thermostat. Hopefully the block will clean up without any sleeves.
        Black 1985 GT, 408w, high 10's
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        Yellow 1973 Mustang Mach 1
        Black 2012 5.0 GT, 6-speed, Brembo brakes, 3.73's
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          #5
          Blocks on std bore so will be fine, carbon build up is most likely due to the xxxxed valve stem seals and oil getting into the chambers
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            #6
            And a Mexican block too
            Andy

            'Note left on fridge door - I have gone to work in the garage for an hour. If an hour has passed, please reread the above note'

            Currently own....... (but selling some of the two wheeled beasties)
            1966 289 Mustang Coupe
            2001 Triumph Bonneville 790
            2009 Triumph Speed Triple 1050

            1965 Triumph Tiger 100SC SOLD
            1969 Triumph Trophy TR6P SOLD

            and a dog.....................not for sale, you wouldn't want him, he smells

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              #7
              I think the re-build time will be 90% cleaning and 10% assembly.
              Allan

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                #8
                It'll be straight into the hot tank! I want as little to do with the cleaning as possible now
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                  #9
                  I spent the day scraping under the front wheel arches of my 65 and spraying with Body Schutz to re-underseal. Real ball aching task, so I wish I could have hot tanked the car, and at 63 years old I am really feeling it now. I'm rebuilding the front suspension for the second time as one of the UCA ball joints has developed rheumatism and started squeaking. I must say I last sprayed on the Body Schutz in 1994 when I did the Shelby drop, and it was still good and no rust so it has to come with a blinding recommendation.
                  Allan

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                    #10
                    I wonder if that rocker stud isn't historical valve spring damage or similar. What possible reason could there be for taking an angle grinder to it at that point?

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                      #11
                      Possibly an idiot trying to remove the springs, it looked like and abrasive cut
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                        #12
                        got a nice little haul of parts the other day, the B50 SBF block and Victor manifold will be put to use for a 500hp build I'm doing for someone on here and the rest will be split between this engine and the 429 I'm building up
                        The other 331 build for another forum member will feature a slightly different setup to this one as he wants it to be "streetable" and his idea of that word isn't the same as mine
























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