Saleen Now Offers 302 5.0L Ford Crate Engine

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  1. TriShield

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    Saleen Introduces New High Performance 302 'Crate' Engines

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    TROY, Mich., April 28 -- Saleen is offering, for the first time in company history, its high performance 302 cubic inch (5.0L) premium crate engines for sale through its Speedlab Aftermarket Division. The engine will be available in either short block or long block varieties to satisfy the most seasoned of engine builders and power enthusiasts.

    Saleen offers the same OEM quality, durability and precision-built engines used today in Saleen built performance vehicles. The legendary 302 engine has already made its rightful return to the performance stage in Saleen product offerings such as the Parnelli Jones Edition, Heritage Series, and the new 25th Anniversary Sterling Edition. Consumers now have the opportunity to upgrade their existing vehicle with a high performance Saleen 302 crate engine.

    "This addition to our aftermarket product lineup was a no brainer," says Carlos Duran, Manager of Saleen's Speedlab Aftermarket Division, "This engine is currently at high production rates, which allow for quick delivery to Saleen Speedlab consumers. We want to provide our customers with the utmost in confidence relating to this new line of products."

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    The 302 cubic inch crate motors (available in both long and short blocks) are available for naturally-aspirated or supercharged applications. Based on the 4.6L 3V Ford aluminum block, the entire internal package is upgraded with premium Saleen engineered forged pistons, rods, crankshaft and valve train components, and camshaft that will exceed the requirements of even the professional engine builder. The basis of our performance data is from the current 2008 Heritage Saleen platforms. Our packages will range from 390hp (normally-aspirated 302 engines) to 580hp (supercharged 302 engines) using existing EPA certified induction and exhaust systems. Furthermore, these packages can be further upgraded with 6 speed transmissions, high performance clutch/flywheels, higher performance rear end differentials, Watts link rear suspension kits and, of course, superchargers.

    "We are very excited to put the 302SC long block engine into the drag racing circuit this year under the hood of the Saleen Speedlab/JDM Engineering performance drag car", states Michael Lingo, Vice President of Operations & General Manager - Aftermarket Division, "We are planning to place the vehicle on display throughout the season; proving the durability and reliability of the Saleen motors in the most demanding environment imaginable." The 302 crate engines will launch in May, 2008 and will be available for purchase direct from the factory or through select Saleen Speedlab dealers. Call today at 800-888-8945 to speak directly with your Saleen Speedlab specialist.

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    Sounds like I'm getting a 5.0/390hp if I blow up my 4.6L on the road course :o
     
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    I'd go this route too. :o
     
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    ibfucking390HPcrateenginecosts15K :ugh2:
     
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    That doesn't look like the 5.0 Cammer (4V), so what crate engine is it? Just a 4.6 3V with a stroker kit? I doubt that's hitting the 390 arena - i remember stroking the 4.6 2V adding 10-15rwhp, but helps with boost concerning torque.
     
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    No, it's a Saleen engine based on the Ford 4.6L.
     
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    Actually it's not a stroker...it has the production stroke. It's a 3V making 390/390 in CURRENT production form from Saleen in their "H302" cars. They accomplish the additional displacement w/ an increase in bore size (0.25" bore diameter increase). Should make the engine rev pretty well being oversquare like that :dunno:
    The "Cammer R50" DOHC 5.0L Grand/Am engine costs $30K, not including the EMS :wtc:
     
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    Sweet, thanks for the info. So it's fully their crate engine, not even the same head platform?
     
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    :dunno: Saleen is the only group selling them now, although I'm sure you can get a 5.0L Modular block from FRPP
     
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    I see the description says shaker intake, yet the engine pic show sidewall intake, hmm.
    Either way i'd buy the 390/390 N/A one and add my own form of boost since it's already forged on the inside.
     

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