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S197 Boss 302 in Chile Build Thread Profile - S197 Mustangs

Mad Hatter

Gotta go Faster
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Thats a whole lot of straight line speed!!...... We tried to get around that by dividing our free for all into three time groups. That way we we could accommodate the maximum number of cars possible into competitive (semi..) categories.
 
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Thats a whole lot of straight line speed!!...... We tried to get around that by dividing our free for all into three time groups. That way we we could accommodate the maximum number of cars possible into competitive (semi..) categories.
I know, right?
You need all that motor in a tube chassis car that weighs 1000# less to finally beat my stock body junk yard motor mustang? Not sure how proud of that I would be....
 

Mad Hatter

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Santiago, Chile
Well, looks like pieces of metal in the manifold and number 6 sparkplug being headless are probably not a very good indication. Now just waiting to see if the heads are ok or not.

If the heads are ok, then thinking...
1) Gen3 Aluminator shortblock
2) AED short block
3) Rebuild new engine here... (and hows that workin out?)

If the heads are dead....
A) Gen 3 aluminator long block... but the electronics will play nice with the rest of the car?
B) Used Junkyard gen 2 with goodies (A la @Fabman )

If none of the above....

Take up gardening?
Honda?
 
4,438
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Pleasanton: 1/2 way between Sonoma and Laguna Seca
Well, looks like pieces of metal in the manifold and number 6 sparkplug being headless are probably not a very good indication. Now just waiting to see if the heads are ok or not.

If the heads are ok, then thinking...
1) Gen3 Aluminator shortblock
2) AED short block
3) Rebuild new engine here... (and hows that workin out?)

If the heads are dead....
A) Gen 3 aluminator long block... but the electronics will play nice with the rest of the car?
B) Used Junkyard gen 2 with goodies (A la @Fabman )

If none of the above....

Take up gardening?
Honda?
A new 5.2 short block is only 2500.00 at Tasca.
 

Bill Pemberton

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Good luck regardless of your decision and I have to admit the rebuild process in Chile has been a rough situation for you. Any help from your builder since the motor was essentially just recently finished?
 

Mad Hatter

Gotta go Faster
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Santiago, Chile
Good luck regardless of your decision and I have to admit the rebuild process in Chile has been a rough situation for you. Any help from your builder since the motor was essentially just recently finished?
:confused: He is a good friend and charges me at a great discount. But I think from now on its short blocks.

That 5.2 shortblock looks VERY tempting. I assume thats with a cross plane?
 
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4,197
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Pleasanton: 1/2 way between Sonoma and Laguna Seca
:confused: He is a good friend and charges me at a great discount. But I think from now on its short blocks.

That 5.2 shortblock looks VERY tempting. I assume thats with a cross plane?
Yes, the same stock bottom end that's in Alissandro's car and he just won the TT2 nationals with it.
A stock unopened motor with a stock intake making 485 rwhp.
 

Bill Pemberton

0ld Ford Automotive Racing Terror
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We have a few members on here associated with Ford directly, any chance one of you could send a PM to Mad? Fully understand you would need to stay discreet and likely not advisable to post on the Forum, but sure would be nice to help our fellow racer in South America. Better yet, a contact with Ford in Chile would be a cool situation if possible?
 

Mad Hatter

Gotta go Faster
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Santiago, Chile
Taking a look again, Looks like its the gen3 short block. Which is still a good deal. With taxes, shipping an core charge it comes out to approx $3500, which is still cheaper then a gen3 aluminator shortblock which would be around 5200. the difference would be usefull for the Boundry pump setup etc etc. But still the $1700 for forged internals is tempting.

The 5.2 block is about $2700 alone.
 

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