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  1. 1985 5.0

    1985 5.0 New Member

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    plans for the spring involve buying a 302 block, boring it out .030 over and stroking it out to a 347 with a small shot of nitrous. the kit im looking at runs for only 800 http://www.coasthigh.com/Specials/Specials_current.htm ive heard a lot about how 347 burns oil, but i wont have a problem with that as that is something that i have to do right now anyway. what do you guys think??
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    Thats a pretty good price for that, i have also heard that they burn oil too and they dont seem to last long only 60,000 miles or so. thats what i have read. they say a 331 will last longer than a 347 from what i have read about them.
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    I have a 347 with the keith black pistons and it dosent noticeably burn oil.....i mabey use a quart in a full season(not a daily driver) about 5000 miles a year. BUT....the power and torque are worth it......once you feel the power you'll be saying burning what?................LOL :)
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    burning a little bit of oil seems to be worth the extra power/torque gained with the extra cubes and for $800, i gotta do it. the car will not be seeing much of the road, just enough to get me from school to home every other weekend.
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    what kind of time you running with that setup?
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    I havent gone to the strip......but dynoed at 300hp/315tq with the old e303 cam.
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    thats respectable...i will be plenty satisfied with that until i graduate from college and get my cobra

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