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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 01, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought a '69 z w/ stock 302. It seems a little doggy on acceleration- bogs down a little- car sat around for 1-2 years- but engine rebuilt just before. should'nt this pull really strong after 3500 rpm? any ideas on how to get the max out of the 302 short of pulling motor? what is the approx. safe rev limit? thanks!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 01, 06:05 PM
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The 302 will rev to 7000 all day long. I have taken mine to 7500 a bunch of times and it was still pulling.
If you are looking to get pushed to the back seat the 302 won't do it.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 01, 07:40 PM
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What carb you running on it? I just yanked the 3310 Holley that I was running on mine and replaced it with a DZ 4053 carb and Wow! what a difference, put alot of driveability back in it... and yes, it does like to rev!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 01, 02:57 AM
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Timing, do a search on adjusting timing, ther are a lot of good suggestions. The factory setting of 4 degrees btc needs improvement 30+ years later, and one more thing, are you sure you have a 302, some cars over the years may have a imposter installed. The 302 will not come alive untill around 3500 rpm, but then hang on

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