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In The Zone
08-21-2006, 12:29 PM
Well looks like the BII is not going easy on the stock 2.9L


I got a cracked Head passenger side

going through coolant (well water now) 2l per day....

depending on how far and how hard i drive it...



i figure time for the 302 to go in now......


well soon....

89Ford
08-21-2006, 03:44 PM
shitty to hear about the head, but a 302 will be sweet

Bigsexy
08-23-2006, 02:40 PM
i got a 302 fer ya[cheers].. if ur interestd that is..

In The Zone
08-23-2006, 02:59 PM
Pm me a price Brandon.. if u could please....

u got the t18 with it as well.......

u quoted me 100 bones for it before if so i could use it with the np 205 or such

Bigsexy
08-23-2006, 03:18 PM
i got everything still complete motor- transfr

In The Zone
08-23-2006, 03:20 PM
maybe that is the way i should go.....

jakerngr
08-23-2006, 04:47 PM
especialy with the gas prices where they are

gordwould
08-24-2006, 02:19 PM
go complete its less headache [cheers]

In The Zone
08-24-2006, 02:27 PM
especialy with the gas prices where they are

ya i imagine i wont save any fuel but at the same time the v8 wont be working near as much as the 2.9l[cheers]

gordwould
08-24-2006, 08:16 PM
well here are stock hp and torque for 2.9L and 5.0L truck 87/88
2.9=140 hp@ 4600 rpm and 170 torque ft lbs @ 2600 rpm
5.0=185 hp@ 3800 rpm and 270 torque ft lbs @ 2400 rpm
just a lil step up

jakerngr
08-24-2006, 08:34 PM
i thought the same thing when i went from a 2.9 to a v8 but you WILL drive it alot different than before and use way mor fuel

but it is waaaaaaaaaaay funner to drive

In The Zone
08-24-2006, 11:18 PM
gauranteed but i drive my shit hard all the time
i get 1st and 2nd gear rubber down shifting with the 2.9

peeps stare and point and i wave like in a parade...


so gas usually is not a issue..

and of coarse the 302 will be souped up some what eventually

is there not a stroker combo where u can get like major inreases in cu and hp as well as torque im sure i read a bulliten on this...

In The Zone
08-24-2006, 11:20 PM
well here are stock hp and torque for 2.9L and 5.0L truck 87/88
2.9=140 hp@ 4600 rpm and 170 torque ft lbs @ 2600 rpm
5.0=185 hp@ 3800 rpm and 270 torque ft lbs @ 2400 rpm
just a lil step up

thx that is a nice increase for sure and with the right gearing it wil be even sweeter...
can u say air time........

gordwould
08-24-2006, 11:42 PM
now you need to go sas unless your reinforcing the ttg drop brackets then it will be major air time

Nutbar
08-24-2006, 11:48 PM
is there not a stroker combo where u can get like major inreases in cu and hp as well as torque im sure i read a bulliten on this...

There is a fairly easy stroker you can do with the 302 block and use a 351W crank and it is supposed to give you a 347 cu in

Ironman
08-25-2006, 01:07 AM
[stupid]

i had one in a old t bird and it was quick as shit. If your gonna build it go that route dan youll like it lots[cheers]

In The Zone
08-25-2006, 08:27 AM
thats what i thought i will have to find the right up again and do some digging...

BigBadB2
08-29-2006, 10:15 PM
Hey Dan did u want to replace the heads and keep the B2 going a little while longer. Stop over or give me a call. I'll help you out. [cheers]

ray
08-30-2006, 12:25 AM
in the zone i seen your truck going down old yale last saturday !!!!!! why you still driving it

In The Zone
08-30-2006, 06:53 AM
yup was me used some GUNK block seal and have only gone through 1 litre in a week now so it is holding for now temp is normal and power is back...


But im still going to swap in the 302 t18 and 1356


itis only a matter of time till she blows

jakerngr
08-30-2006, 08:33 AM
bolt a 4.0 in it its quick and easy

In The Zone
08-30-2006, 09:15 AM
no thanks i like a challenge..... and HP

gordwould
08-30-2006, 11:42 AM
hey dan i have a 5.8ho with a blown head gasket[27] [27] [27]

In The Zone
08-30-2006, 12:40 PM
that sucks Gord is that what the issue was on sunday?


Glad u made her home.....


i guess Now u got Head as well.

ray
08-30-2006, 02:09 PM
nice theres always something your can put together ill never doubt you again ill go wheelign wiht you know [36]

ray
08-30-2006, 02:09 PM
lol

















i woulda went before

In The Zone
08-30-2006, 02:14 PM
any time we always welcome fellow wheelers out to play....

gordwould
08-30-2006, 10:42 PM
thats why i lost all power:( and it took 3/4 tank of fuel to get home and about 3 hours but ill fix it this weekend hopefully if i can find the time after getting kelly(bro inlaw) over to the island to hopefully p/u the 73 bronco [36]

In The Zone
08-31-2006, 11:10 AM
Nice find im totally envious....... looks like a nice ride.....

gordwould
08-31-2006, 11:15 PM
Nice find im totally envious....... looks like a nice ride.....
[iagree]

In The Zone
09-01-2006, 12:43 AM
did the last oil change in the 2.9 was very thin .....

good stuf went in and we will see how it likes on emore long weekend o wheelin[36] so far only 1/4 ltr in 3 days not bad..
flushed the coooling system and used some ceramic coat i think it will hold for a goo months of abuse we will see...[cheers]

loook out area 51 here we come going mystery creek route..

ray
09-03-2006, 12:33 PM
so i guess this means u got the motor and tranny now you need time to do it !

gordwould
09-04-2006, 11:00 PM
hey dan not got head only got head gasket[15] i ripped it apart last night after gettin back from the island and it was blown between 1 and 3 like i thought and about 1/16 to the water jacket but robo helped me with gaskets and ill hopefully have back together soon oh and going to overhaul the prop too [cheers]

In The Zone
10-19-2006, 04:11 PM
well the head is leaking in to # 5 cyclinder again only like 1-2ltr a day so i got time still have the 302 have the T18 have the 1345 t-case

now i need a smallblock bellhousing with external slave..ford part # e4tz-7505c

then finish preping the block paint and clean all pieces and shoe horn it in...running exhaust out side frame rails under body sills... dual cherry bombs..
simple tbi setup as well.. also a computer from a tbi set up mid 80's ford302 manual tranny combo