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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 00, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone give me all the specs they can on a 68 302 motor from a Z28? For example, compression ratio, etc. I have a chance to buy one. It has been rebuilt, it just needs to be put together. How much are these motors worth? Can it power a 67 Chevelle? If not, I still have a guy that would be interested in buying it off of me if I choose to get it.

All the info I have on the motor is it's been rebuilt, block, heads, everything, he has an Edelbrock intake for it, A F/X valve covers, & that's about all I know. The block & heads need painted, but have all been blasted & magnafluxed. Thank you.
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compression ratio, 11:1. you need high octane for it. stroke, 3", bore, 4". the 302 doesnt have much for torq, but it'll get stratospheric rpm's. it isnt much for a quarter mile engine. it was built more for street. i've picked up all of this info on this site and may be mis quoting it. feel free anyone to correct me or add. My uncle has one that i wanna rebuild someday, so i'll take any info i can get

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SoCal - Welcome to the better side!! Before you leave you will be chopping and channeling a first gen. It will look like an over sized viper of sorts and have a better drive train!! Your greeser buddies will never talk to you again... Only those that visit the chevelle site will understand...

The DZ302 is a high rpm motor and is a dog below 3600/4000 rpm! All its power is made on the top half of the tach. With your heaver chevelle you would be a very unhappy gear head. If the price is right and it's a true DZ302 I would say snap it up and then list it on the for sale pages on this site... It would be real cool if it found a home between the fenders of a real Z/28

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The 68 302 engine code was actually "MO". In my opinion, you would be better off selling the motor to an origional 68 Z owner for enough $$ to buy a "powerfull" 350, 383, 406 or whatever. Good midrange "torque" is what you need in a street car, esp. if it is a heavy one. This little mouse would be "straining" at low to mid rpm in a Chevelle.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 00, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dennis, don't even get me started I'm gonna drive the Velle while my parents restore it. I pay for gas & such misc. items while I save for a sled that I can chop. As for the first gens, I was looking at either one of those or a Chevelle & ended up with the Chevelle. The Camaros & Chevelles are getting way too popular though because of their easy availability & availability of parts, which is why I want an older car. I like the junkyards...especially Memory Lane! Thanks guys.

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I AGRRE WITH MANY STATEMENTS ON THIS SUBJECT. THE 302 IS NOT A LOW RPM MOTOR NOR DOES IT HAVE SUFFICIENT TORQUE TO MOVE A CHEVELLE IN THE MANNER YOU PROBABLY WANT IT TO. I MUST SAY THAT THE 302 IS A GOOD DRAG MOTOR. I HAVE SEEN ONE IN ACTION IN MY FRIENDS 69 NOVA SS, HE SHIFTS AT 8500-9000 RPM. RUNS 11.7 ON A BAD DAY AND ITS ALL MOTOR NO NITROUS/SUPERCHARGER. A GOOD 383 OR 400 WOULD BE BEST FOR A SMALL BLOCK.
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