High Performance Ford Crate Engines - Built in Canada

“West Coast Cruiser” 290 HP (Stage 1)

If you want to replace or upgrade your existing hot rod or muscle car engine this is the perfect choice.

If you prefer cruising the open road rather than the dragstrip, then this is the right choice for you. Reliability, drivability, smooth and balanced are a few words to describe this engine package.

With adequate power and that iconic V8 exhaust note, it lets passersby know that you don’t just have a stocker under the hood.

Modern upgrades inside such as a roller camshaft and lifters, with classic styling on the outside, this engine is a tribute to over 60 years of small block history.

Key Notes:

  • 280 horsepower/ 320 Ft/lbs torque
  • 302/5.0 Liter
  • Bore and stroke: 4.030” X 3.00”
  • Recommended 89 octane fuel
  • Works well with stock torque converter converter
  • Slight rumble to the exhaust sound
  • Good low end and mid range power
  • Power band 2000-5400 RPM
  • Rev limit: 5600 RPM

 

Build Specifications:

 

Block

  • Durabond cam bearings
  • Align honed mains
  • Precision bored and honed within .0002”
  • Square decked with ultra-smooth surface finish
  • Brass freeze plugs installed

Rotating Assembly

  • Cast iron crankshaft
  • Speed Pro hypereutectic flat top pistons with coated skirts
  • Hastings moly rings
  • Clevite tri-metal bearings
  • Cloyes timing set
  • High Output Hydraulic roller camshaft
  • New valve springs
  • Melling oil pump
  • New pushrods
  • Melling roller lifters

 

Cylinder Heads

    • Ford castings with 3 angle valve job
    • Precision machined surface

Accessories

  • Aluminum dual plane intake manifold
  • Edelbrock intake gaskets
  • Holley Quickfuel 600CFM carburetor, vacuum secondary with electric choke
  • Chrome dual fuel feed line
  • Billet HEI distributor
  • MSD/Taylor spark plug wires
  • Champion spark plugs
  • Power bond harmonic damper
  • New aluminum timing cover
  • Chrome or painted valve covers
  • Chrome or painted oil pan 
  • Matching stainless steel hardware throughout engine

Click here to see what is included with our base packages, as well as our optional completion package.

Other Options

We are happy to accomodate any choices in block paint colour and spark plug wire colour at no extra cost. Our crate engines also include the choice of chrome or painted tinware (valve covers and air cleaner).