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Hey guys. So i am heading back over seas soon and when i come back i am going to have a crap load of cash. So i am planning on doing one of 2 things.

1. Dropping in a V8 and running it stock.......ish. I still want driveabilty seeing as i am still going to use it for a daily driver. I might do, the following:

Headers
Heads
Cold Air intake.
Full Exhaust
Tuner

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2. Get a second 4.0L from the scrap yard and mod the crap out of it as follows:

Heads
Headers
Port and Polish
Tuner
Screaming Demon Coil Pack
Full Exhaust
Bigger Injectors
Bore it out ( not sure to what. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated)
Super Charger.....Maybe

So this is what i am thinking. Once again it is just a idea kicking around for now till I come back. Like I said I would Like as much input as possible. As well what are the pros and cons of doing eather one.


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You can make that 4.0 sound like a bumble bee! Then ya just gotta paint the truck yellow.

If it were me I'd do a 5.0 swap. Parts are way easier to get and will prolly be a hole lot cheaper.
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No replacement for displacement
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screw the 5.0 gonna do a v8 go big.. 460 lmfao
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Ya right. I don't want to be doing burn outs all over the place. It would be cool but to expensive.
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screw the 5.0 gonna do a v8 go big.. 460 lmfao

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junk? no.. Gas Guzzler lmao
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Ya, I say go 5.0 over the 4.0

Whats wrong with the 460?
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460's were a torquey motor but never really had the power. There way better options for a big block than that.
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460's were a torquey motor but never really had the power. There way better options for a big block than that.
I mean, I got a 460 in my grandpa's 76 F350 and that thing is a beast. Pull trees out all day with it. Pass fire trucks on the interstate with it with their lights and siren going.
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Thanks rob but i am not looking at passing fire truck or pulling stumps.
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Thanks rob but i am not looking at passing fire truck or pulling stumps.
Haha, ya I know. Thats why I think you would be good with 5.0
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most fire truck are governed at like 55 mph. (I believe) But regardless a chevette or geo metro could pass a fire truck on the interstate with their lights and sirens going.

Shouldn't you yield to emergency vehicals not be passing them?

I'm not saying the motor does not have ***** just say there are much better options out the for a big block.
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most fire truck are governed at like 55 mph. (I believe) But regardless a chevette or geo metro could pass a fire truck on the interstate with their lights and sirens going.

Shouldn't you yield to emergency vehicals not be passing them?

I'm not saying the motor does not have ***** just say there are much better options out the for a big block.
This one was not. And yes you should yeild to them but I was not the one driving. I forgot to finish thought that my grandpa passed them in the turn off lane. He used to be a crazy driver.
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So if i do go for the V8 what do you guys suggest for mods. If any.
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This one was not. And yes you should yeild to them but I was not the one driving. I forgot to finish thought that my grandpa passed them in the turn off lane. He used to be a crazy driver.


It's cool bro just busting chops.
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I know. Don't worry
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If I was going to spend the money and go through all the work I would drop a V8 under the hood, either a 302 or a 355.
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Would a 355 fit. I have read that you can barely fit a 4.6 in there. or is a 355 a bored and stroked out 302
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5.0... Parts are much much cheaper and a lot easier to find. Plus you can make that thing scream and still be emissions compatible, if you have to go through that hell.
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383 stroker. Now we're talking!
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A 355 is a chevy motor and that =s NO. You could drop in a 347, which is a bored and stroked 302. I have one in my Mustang and they are BAD!!! The absolute best Mod I have done to the car by far. However, that may require the computer to be retuned. If you stick with a 302, I would do better heads, Torque Monster Headers, Aftermarket intake such as Holley, BBK, or Edelbrock. Also, you could run a little bigger cam, but I wouldn't go too big because, again, the computer will require tuning, and you also don't want to loose your low end torque.
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Hmmmm ok. So what all would i need to do to a 302 block to make it a 347.
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A 355 is a chevy motor and that =s NO. You could drop in a 347, which is a bored and stroked 302. I have one in my Mustang and they are BAD!!! The absolute best Mod I have done to the car by far. However, that may require the computer to be retuned. If you stick with a 302, I would do better heads, Torque Monster Headers, Aftermarket intake such as Holley, BBK, or Edelbrock. Also, you could run a little bigger cam, but I wouldn't go too big because, again, the computer will require tuning, and you also don't want to loose your low end torque.
A 350 is chevy motor yes but I always liked chevy's power plants better anyway.
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