I am wanting to build a 347 stroker with as much horsepower as possible, later (about a year later) I plan to put a procharger on. Will the block be able to handle the power? What kind of things should I consider before the build? I plan to put this motor in my 1994 ford Mustang gt convertable. The previous owner changed the transmission from automatic to 5 speed manual, it makes driving so much more fun.
Blake, if you get close to 500 HP you will need a Boss 302 or another aftermarket block. The thin casting technique used on the factory 5.0/302 engines leaves them very weak and they will break if you "put the pressure" to them. And remember, tuning is very important on any boosted engine to keep them from self-destructing.