302 Block HP Limit

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by Alchemy Will, May 24, 2014.

  1. Alchemy Will

    Alchemy Will New Member

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    Alright, I am sure this has been covered a million times already, but I am getting a few different answers in my searching around.

    I want to run a 255 width tire drifting with a gutted SN95 shell, which would be great at around 400hp. I want to run a simple single turbo build with a Megasquirt ECU.

    Now what I want to know is, is it worth modifying the engine at this point? Isn't the 302 block weak past 400hp to begin with? From what I've seen I can make high 300s on a stock engine.

    If this is in a thread already on here I missed, I would be more than happy with a link to it because this must be the most common question ever.
     
  2. Brian95SVT

    Brian95SVT Legend

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    The blocks are normally good to closer to 500. Past that they are ticking time bombs.
     
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    [MENTION=18400]1bad9d5[/MENTION] has a single turbo on his 5.0. Putting down some sick #s IIRC
     
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    IIRC?
    and yea I got a 5.0 single 70mm turbo 50mm BOV 30mm waste gate.. putting down mid 400s .. 60# injectors.. all about air/fuel ratio... tuning/timing is everything and that will determine how much your car can handle... you can go to 500rwhp if you tune it correctly.. but once you modify it with forced induction, it can always blow even if somebody is playing it "safe" ya know
     
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    If i recall correctly haha
     
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    Haha ohhh

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    Actually the block splits from side loads, even if tuned right. 500 at the flywheel is about max. Some last above that, some not.
     
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