Why is there so much focus so much on big displacement engines with these projects.

This car would be great as a small displacement high horsepower build. High rpms, high end HP and decent torque. The car is small, light and it doesn't seem to flow with such a big engine.

Sticking a Windsor engine in that car, it doesn't makes sense to me.

Does anyone else feel this? What would you do?
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Well a Windsor is a "Small Block" ....are you thinking like a turbo 2.4 ?  oh wait Ford did that...
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Who manufactured that porta power tool that was blue and yellow that you used to jack the radiator support back in place????  You advertise every other product you use then you show us that and don't tell us who makes it and the resto of the tools capabilities.  Hello, 
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No re-placement for dis-placement. And stroker kits are nearly as cheap as stockers anymore, so going big is a no-brainer. The days of the old 5.0 are gone. I had a 73 Road Runner (in 1984) with a balanced 340 loaded with DirectConnection parts, 4spd and 3.55 gears. With that baby turning 7500rpm I ruled the streets of my small town for about 2 years. Then a guy built a 68 Cuda fastback with a stout 440 and a 727TF , then a guy had a 81 camaro with a 6-71 blown 454. I was old news around town with my little engine at that point.
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A Windsor is a small displacement engine 🙂

All kidding aside, it's not much larger than a 302 dimensionally and is a MUCH stronger foundation to build power with. Most stock block 302's are pushing their limits around 425hp while a stock block 351 can safely support upwards of 600hp. I would be hard pressed to build a 289\302 these days when a 351 fits nicely in the same engine bay is can reuse most of the 302 components. Just my 2 cents...

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Was the mustang built with a drag racing class in mind ? If so I can see staying with the 302 . 351w stroked to 408 is a great build and will live on the street for a long time ! 
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Anyone watched the chase/ race against the 440 Charger and the 390 Mustang GT in Bullitt ?   Remember where the Mustang didn't make the turn and had to backup and do a 1 wheel burnout catching up ? That big heavy FE engine between the shock towers made that car handle like a box of mud.  But they felt they needed the power to make the faster 440 look "interesting" but a lighter 289/ 302 small block could make really good power and not tax the brakes nearly as much. 
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