"West Coast Cruiser" 270 HP
(Stage 1)

CAD $9,495

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.

Ford 302 c.i Engine with 270 HP

Engine Overview


Key Notes

  • 270 horsepower/ 320 Ft/lbs torque
  • 302/5.0 Liter (Bore and stroke: 4.030” X 3.00”)
  • 351W/5.8 Liter (Bore and stroke: 4.030” X 3.50”)
  • 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

Dyno Results

Dyno Graph Results for Ford Stage 1 showing peak torque of 341TQ and peak horsepower of 272HP


  • 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


  • 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

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 black tinware (valve covers and air cleaner).

Please feel free to contact us for pricing on other choices for aftermarket valve covers and other accessories!

Start your Stage 1 build today!

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What is included with our crate engines?

Our base engine packages include the following items:
  • Long Block Assembly
  • Timing Cover
  • Intake Manifold
  • Air Cleaner
  • Harmonic Dampener Bolt
  • Distributor
  • Spark Plugs
  • Engine Oil
  • Engine Lift Plate
  • Oil Pan
  • Valve Covers (chrome/painted included in price)
  • Carburetor & Gasket
  • Harmonic Dampener (Balancer)
  • Flexplate (or flywheel at additional cost)
  • Spark Plug Wires
  • Oil Filter
  • Exhaust Gaskets

We also offer an optional completion kit, if you don't have these parts from your old engine:
  • Water Pump
  • Power Steering Pump
  • Billet Aluminum V-Belt Pulley Set
  • V-Belts
  • Fuel Pump
  • Billet Dipstick
  • PCV Valve
  • Alternator
  • High Torque Mini Starter
  • Accessory Brackets & Hardware
  • Fuel Pump Pushrod & Spacer Plate
  • Carb Fuel Feed Line
  • Valve Cover Breather
  • Flywheel/Flexplate Bolts

Below are additional parts that may be required. Please contact us if you have any questions concerning compatability with your new engine. We are able to provide direct fit headers or exhaust manifolds for almost all applications, as well as upgraded transmissions, clutch kits, and torque converters.
  • Thermostat Housing
  • Headers
  • Torque Converter
  • Clutch Kit
  • PCV Valve
  • Valve Cover Breather
  • Throttle Linkage
  • Radiator Fan
  • Fuel Injection
  • Thermostat
  • Header Bolts
  • Torque Converter Bolts
  • Pressure Plate Bolts
  • Vacuum (distributor, booster, PCV)
  • Intake Manifold fittings (heater core)
  • Aluminum Radiator
  • Transmission