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Old 04/06/2007, 10:04 AM   #14
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Location: Livermore, CA
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The old motor-
Although it sounded good with the glass pack exhaust that is on the CS, it really didn't have much power. I thought I might rebuild it, even after finding that it was not the original numbers matching 289. It ended up being a 302 bored out .030" over. The cast iron heads were in need of rebuilding. I went ahead and took the bare block to a local speed shop to have them magnaflux it and check it to see if it could be built up. It is rebuildable. They were going to do it and bore it out to .040" over. But it was going to be quite expensive in my opinion for them to build it into a stroker.
So, long story long, I started looking at crate motors. Started doing the math and went with Coast High Performance's Stree Fighter GT long block (new block, one-piece rear seal, Edelbrock Perf. RPM heads, roller assembly, etc.)

If anyone is interested in a 1969 casting 302 block and/or any of the parts I have left over (heads, crank, rods, etc), let me know.


Jeff Miller-
1968 Tahoe Turquoise GT/CS
2007 Black GT/CS Coupe
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