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Re: need insight on 302 to 460 swap
Hmmm, with your name and your comment on the sig page, I promise not to piss ya off. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
I agree with Burned though. First item, what gears you running with the 302?
Your trailer is a lot with a 302, but with proper gearing for the tire size, and a few other minor upgrades (not SuperC), I think you can get it to where it's acceptable, did not cost that much, still gets good mileage (especially compared to swapping the big block), and maintains that stock reliability.
What tranny are you running, auto E4OD or manual?
IMO, If you are running the auto, 4.10 or maybe 4.56 gearing would be ideal. Add to that k&n filter, nice ignition tune up with quality cap/rotor, wires, coil, plugs, cat back, and possibly headers and electric fan, and you would still spend less than a supercharger easily (you may already have done some of this?). The gearing will be your main advantage, the other stuff is just the icing, and will help maintain decent mileage.