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I live in CT and am contemplating building a Coupe. I am going back and forth between a crate engine with FI or a ‘65 - ‘68 Ford carbureted small block. For ease of registration/emissions compliance and build complexity I am looking for input/experience any of you may ave had. THANKS.
 

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Most crate engines are 80’s or 90’s ish blocks. I talked with several of the crate builders and they don’t use the older blocks because they are harder to find. So using a crate motor will tie you to all kinds of emission equipment. Some of it not good.

I looked hard and long for my 69 block and found one in New London. Watch Craig’s list and the auto journals ads for the older blocks, as they do show up. I’m super happy with my motor and it’s state required PCV valve. BTW ..... I’m running a Fitech fuel injection system on my 69 block and it runs strong. If you can find a pre 71 block, it’s definitely the way to go.

Happy hunting and good luck with your search.

By the way.... that guy in New London had several pre 71 302 blocks.
 
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