Customer 302ci bored to 308ci

Customers engine that had a recent failure. The timing chain had broken and failed to start, a lucky escape in many ways. But this 302 is a little different, it has been bored out to a 308, just a little over the 5 litre mark. When we discussed the issues with the client he originally  wanted it back to how it was, then he had a slight change of mind – more power! We now have a full set of white aluminium coated long headers, aluminium heads, bearing valve lifters in place, a full strip down and rebuild of the pistons, crank, fuel pump etc. This was gonna put like a kitten and bark like a dog.

First the engine was stripped down, pistons had new rings fitted and the bores cleaned up. Once the engine was built, the headers we aligned up ready for final fixing.

initial line up of the headers

initial line up of the headers

The HT leads were added and the headers tightened up and the engine was set to TDC and distributor aligned to markings

some electrical in place

HT in place on the cap

Essential electricals were wired up (including the Petronix electronic ignition)

headers tightened

electrics in place & headers fully tightened

The engine was taken from the stand and transferred to the test trolley.

engine from the stand to the test rig

engine from the stand to the test trolley

Next plate was fitted back on at the rear, and the plumbing at the front on the block

plates and pipes going back on

plates and pipes going back on

Flywheel being fitted

Flywheel being fitted

Flywheel being fitted

Hoses and front block plumbing completed

plumbing complete

plumbing complete

Bell housing and starter in place

electrics almost wired and started fitted

electrics almost wired and started fitted

Evans Waterless Coolant added (we seriously recommend this product), Oil level was double checked.

evans waterless being added

Evans Waterless Coolant being added

Ready to fire up

ready to fire

ready to fire

We have a video of the fire up after the timing had been set. Click the YouTube link for our video channel.

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Test run of this engine

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