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Old 09-10-2001, 05:13 PM
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Most components are somewhat interchangeable between the 289-302- 351W engines. Because the engines have the same bore centerpoint, heads can be exchanged.

The 302 is virtually undistinguishable from the 289 in its complete form. Many 302 blocks were made in Mexico, called 'Mexican 302's' or '302 M's'. They have a significantly higher nickel content and are considered stronger than a regular 302. With a stroker kit, the 302 is capable of 347 cubes, in a very 289 looking package. Coupled with the usual Hipo 289 goodies, the 347 can make some real nice power. Using aftermarket heads and manifolds (away from the stock look though), they can make incredible power.

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