302V8 into a 1935 Ford

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Re: 302V8 into a 1935 Ford

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choco wrote:The weak point in Windsors is the rod bolts. Even with 3/8 rod bolts they fly apart at >6,000 rpm. Trust me, I blew up three of the bastards in the 20 years I drove that 36 coupe. The 5L in the Vicki will last forever because the Mrs drives it like a golf cart.
The cast pistons in these engines won't take revs above 6000rpm so best to go with forged pistons. Also the heavier 3/8 rod bolts require the matching heavier balancer otherwise they'll come apart
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