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I am in the process of pulling my 302 and putting a 331 stroker in.
My question is I have about $200-$250 to spend on one decent thing I guess as a Christmas gift from my in laws.
What would yield the best results for my money?
A full poly busking kit(My bushing look to be worn out)
Maybe some control arms for the front,
Just not sure at the moment,so I would like to have some advice.

The car is a 90 notch,5 spd.
 

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I already have those.I have 3.73's in it now.
I am looking between a few things to tighten up my suspesion b/c it is loose.
I wanted to know if the these bushing kits were any good though or a complete waste of money.
 

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Right now it is a stock bottom 302 with alum heads and a cobra upper and lower intake plus a spacer,bbk cold air intake,shorty headers,but it is coming out and being rebuilt and stroked.
The gears in the rear end are 3.73's.
Not sure about everything b/c I bought the car that way and now I am changing it.The fuel injection sucks on it.It has a bad idle surge that will not keep the car running at all,done with it. I am going to put a carbed stoker in it.
Basically like I say though the car was very loose,It feels like it is all over the road,and I figure I got a few bucks to spend so I would do something to make it better for the new motor.
 

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Sorry I asked then,I just dont ever understand why you cant ever get an answer for something like this.No one ever puts a bushing kit on their car,your cars already have 15-20 year old tight suspension?
Whatever,I guess all forums are the same too,thanks though.
I thought that's what everyone was here for was to help out and answer questions,but sorry I ask.
Sorry you hate these threads too
 

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hey guy.. calm down. its nothing aginst you, but you ask for other peoples opinions.. you cant blame them for telling you what they think. i dont think it actualy means he hates your thread, just something your doing he may not agree with. like carbed... why? i dont agree with that at all.. fuel injection is the way to go, or thats what i think and alot of other people agree. but also a lot of others to disagree.
 

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Its fine. As far as a fuel injection system,unless you build it and know exactly whats going on with it,personally its worthless.Mine is so screwed up by someone that its not worth fixing and as far as carbed,from the research and ppl that I have talked to that have the setup,its easier to work on,and it will yeild more torque and hp in the long run.the down side is worse gas mileage,but this car is not a daily driver,so I really dont care.

I understand that everyone has an opinion,but I just ask a question about some parts to get some answers.I ended up calling Summit Racing and they answered my question for me.By the way,for anyone else who is looking for info,control arm bushing in the front and a rear upper and lower control arm setup out back will help the car alot.
 

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"What would you guys do to my car?"

I would get some gears and an exhaust set up first....

"Oh well I already have shorties and 3:73's , I was thinkin maybe a bushing kit......

Cool friggin story bro.....

Great thread....

"what color should i paint my car"

I would paint it Mystic blue............

"Well My dads old chevelle is that color and I dont like it."

Cool friggin story bro.....
 

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"What would you guys do to my car?"

I would get some gears and an exhaust set up first....

"Oh well I already have shorties and 3:73's , I was thinkin maybe a bushing kit......

Cool friggin story bro.....

Great thread....

"what color should i paint my car"

I would paint it Mystic blue............

"Well My dads old chevelle is that color and I dont like it."

Cool friggin story bro.....

There is always the option of not clicking on the "submit reply" button, and bypassing all that you just stated.... You wouldent even be a pissy pants too...
 

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If you still have the stock or old struts/shocks, even a cheap pair of non adjustable shocks/struts and replacement strut bushings will seem amazing compared to the old worn ones and can be had for $250. Another thing I would do before control arms or bushings is check over your inner/outer tie rods and ball joints. The combination of those being old can make the car sloppy.
 

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Ya, definitely new bushing's and if there is any scratch left over maybe a fatty sway bar.
instant gratification from that ****. Don't know what mustanks problem is, i bet he just rage quit on his x-box before he answered you post.
 

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Its fine. As far as a fuel injection system,unless you build it and know exactly whats going on with it,personally its worthless.Mine is so screwed up by someone that its not worth fixing and as far as carbed,from the research and ppl that I have talked to that have the setup,its easier to work on,and it will yeild more torque and hp in the long run.
You're wrong, and the people that you talk to are idiots and you should never take car advise from them again. The best (non ignorant) carb guys will tell you that efi is the way to go, and had more potential across the board. also, i can't believe that there is anything too wrong with your system that you can not fix, so take the money, get it in order and then build a 347, not 331
 

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why are people scared of fi systems i'll never know.. it's pretty simple and easy to troubleshoot just like anything else on the car.

I love the easy short solution to end all problems by going to carb.. I mean if it was a straight race car and every ounce of weight mattered i'd concider it but hell now for a driver/racer
 

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You're wrong, and the people that you talk to are idiots and you should never take car advise from them again. The best (non ignorant) carb guys will tell you that efi is the way to go, and had more potential across the board. also, i can't believe that there is anything too wrong with your system that you can not fix, so take the money, get it in order and then build a 347, not 331
oh jesus here comes the 16ci argument.. haha but the EFI part is very true. need to leave it efi, you will be happier in the long run once you get it fixed.
 

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I wouldn't waste your money on a bushing kit. You're better off replacing the stock control arms, and those will have bushings in them already.

With ~$250, you're not looking at much. It sounds like you need shocks, but $250 isn't gonna get you anything decent (not on all four corners, at least) so you're basically just throwing your money away.

If you don't have full-length, weld-in subframe connectors, that's what I'd go with.
 

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do you have a good cam picked out for the motor your building?
 

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I wouldn't waste your money on a bushing kit. You're better off replacing the stock control arms, and those will have bushings in them already.
That was what I was wanting to know,so I am not going to get them.I just wanted to see if they were a complete waste or not.

Havent picked out a cam as of yet.The guy that is going to help me on building my motor was going top help me pick a cam.
AS far as EFI,I have replaced gaskets b/c I found vaccum leaks,replaced TPS and set it up,replaced the IAC,still notihng.I was told the cam could be the cause,it is a 1087,new version,but I am not sure about that either.
 
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