Jegs Blueprint Engines?

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    Has anyone bought the roller motor 302 from jegs? thinking about getting it for my car instead of rebuilding mine, just wondering for the 1800 if its actually a good deal or not. Also since my current engine is a 302 out of a 74 maverick ( maybe ) if i can reuse the timing chain cover and the oil pan for it? I see so many different oil pan gaskets that i dont know which one i would need to go with it.
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    What are you ultimate goals with the car? If you are looking for a totally stock replacement then the method you described isn't a bad idea. If you are looking for anything performance oriented then I would steer you away from the blueprint engines.
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    I'm just looking for something stock and maybe later adding bslightly bigger cam and change the heads eventually! But not looking to make over 300! I just want it to sound good and also be a good cruiser
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    Do you mind posting a link to the engine that you are considering?
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    Blueprint Engines#138-BPF30216C

    Ford 5.0L HO Long Block

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    that should do nicely for you given what you want.
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    That's what I figured! Guess now just need to order it
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    That will make a solid foundation for a cruiser and leaves plenty of potential for upgrades later on!
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    I was reading on another site that with this newer style engine I won't be able to use my existing timing chain cover that I have on my older engine! Is this true? Do I need to get a newer style or can I still use it
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    you can use the older timing cover. you also need the older front dress, water pump etc.
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    Ok! What about the flex plate? I'm reading that I need a 50 oz flex plate how can I tell if mine is the 50 oz or the 28 oz ? Something b/c of the imbalance.this is the one I have. image.jpg
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    here is a pic that has both weights shown;

    http://Please do not link to external forums/forums/attachments/classic-tech/144653d1323135864-i-have-question-flex-plate-balance.jpg

    you can see the heavier weight is obviously larger.
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    Your link is not working rbohm
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    Ok, I ordered a 50 oz flywheel from summit along with a harmonic balancer thanks!
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