Originally Posted by mustangman022232
302 mexican blocks can handel a little more then 450
The reason why I quoted you, and this statement, is that you are an internet racer. You make statements, which you present as facts, based on simply what you have read on the internet which are more than likely someone's friend's friend story or total BS. This is what "the corral" is notorious for.
Case in point, the car I had brought up before.
90? hatchback, stock motor with box stock twisted wedges, TFS stage 2, cobra intake, incon twin t3/t4 kit, AOD. Went 133 through the 1/4 numerous times with stock shortblocks. Not too sure how many he went through but know that they can take more than 450hp for quite awhile before letting go if you keep the RPMs down.
So to reply to your quote.
That is complete BS. Not even including the hatch, many people in the 80s used to run them because that is all we had back then. Mark Harwell went some 8s at 170+ in an old outlaw type car that was sponsered by KFC awhile back with a mexican block.
Fast forward a bit and Barry D. ended up building a 352" using a mexican block (4.060", 3.4"). With the same stock twisted wedge heads, same TFS cam, same incon kit, same AOD the car ended up making a 9 second pass at 142.