331 STROKER CRATE ENGINE

"THE MIDWAY"

331 STROKER CRATE NGINE | “THE MIDWAY”

USS Midway is a former Navy aircraft carrier commissioned during World War II.  She played a big role in WWII and is a famous attraction of downtown San Diego.  Last year Hollywood released a movie about the ship. We nicked named this engine after her and all the seaman who faught for our freedom.

ABOUT THIS ENGINE

We designed this engine for car guys that want want more power, torque, and sound than a 302. It’s also special to have a stroker underneath the hood, it’s different and definitly a conversation starter.  Rated at 420 HP, she’s built to for the everyday driver and runs on pump gas.  It’s a direct replacement for any 289 or 302 Ford engine using the same mounts and no fabrication or conversion kits whatsoever making it an easy installation into your Ford Mustang, Ford Falcon, or classic Ford truck.

BASE PACKAGE

$6,900

  • Complete long block engine from intake to oil pan
  • Get photos of your engine before it ships
  • Customized: choose your block color, front or rear sump oil pan, and more
  • 5 year/50,000 mile warranty

DROP-IT-IN-AND-GO

  • 100% complete turn key engine ready for easy installation
  • Hot tested and broken in for you
  • Get photos and videos of your engine before it ships
  • Customize: pick your block paint color, EFI or carburetor, air conditioning options, front or rear sump oil pans, and more
  • 5 year/50,000 mile warranty

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Direct replacement for the 302 or 289. You can install this in old-school vehicles that came factory with a carburetor like a 1968 Mustang or a 1975 Ford truck. If you have a modern vehicle 198o’s or newer, you will need to change to a carburetor or aftermarket fuel injection.

In essence, a 331 stroker is a Ford 302 engine that is “stroked” by installing a larger crankshaft (and other modifications inside the engine) to have the pistons travel up-and-down further creating more engine displacement (size) and more torque. But why is it such a hot item in the hot hodding world?

Here’s why hot rodders love the 331 stroker:

1.) Easy installation – It’s what customers prefer when building their hot rod because it’s based on a 302 or 289 block. You can use the same transmission, same motor mounts, same accessories. Easy as pie!

2.) Reliable – Adding superchargers, nitrus, and turbos are not only costly but it’s an extreme option with wild variables. Our Ford crate engines are naturally aspirated.

3.) Performance – Stroker engines provide more torque and sound. Horsepower is nice to have, but torque is what spins the tires and gets us 0-60.

  • Horsepower: 420 HP
  • Torque: 410 lbs
  • Gas: 91 Octane (Premium)
  • Max RPM: Idle to 5000 RPM
  • Stall Recommended: 2300
  • Crankshaft: Scat Steel
  • Cylinder Heads: RPC / ProMaxx Aluminum (64cc/190cc)
  • Cylinder Head Gasket: Fel-Pro
  • Cylinder Head Bolts: ARP
  • Head Gasket: Fel-Pro 10112
  • Exhaust Gaskets: Fel-Pro 1415
  • Valve Springs: ARP
  • Lifters: COMP Cams
  • Valve Size: 2.02/1.60
  • Retro Roller Lifter Kit: COMP Cams CCA-31-1000
  • Camshaft: Trick-Flow 51403002
  • Camshaft Lift: .563
  • Camshaft Duration: 224° Int / 232° Exh @ .050” Lift
  • Camshaft Lobe Separation: 112
  • Vacuum at Idle: 16″
  • Push Rods: COMP Cams
  • Rockers: SSR-889RS (1.6 Roller Rocker & 3/8 Screw-In Studs)
  • Rocker Arm Stud: Pioneer
  • Intake Gasket: Edelbrock 7220
  • Intake Manifold: Edelbrock Performer RPM (Aluminum) 7121
  • Pistons: Silv-O-Lite (Forged)
  • Piston Rings: Federal Mogul (Moly)
  • Connecting Rods: Scat Forged (i-Beam)
  • Timing Chain: Melling
  • Bearings: KING HP Series (Tri-Metal Performance)
  • Carburetor: Holley Street-Avenger (670 CFM)
  • Carburetor Mounting Gaskets: Edelbrock
  • Fuel Rail: Holley
  • Temp Sender: SMP-TS58
  • Oil Sender: SMP-PS60
  • Balancer: Pioneer (8″)
  • Distributor: MSD HEI Distributor
  • Coil:
  • Controller:
  • Wires: MSD (9mm)
  • Spark Plugs: BOSCH
  • Pulleys: CVF Racing
  • Water Pump: CVF Racing (Long or Short Available)
  • Thermostat: 180 Degrees
  • Gasket Set: Included (Fel-Pro/Edelbrock)
  • Oil Pan: Summit Racing
  • Oil Pan Gasket Set: Mahle (Molded Rubber Compound)
  • Oil Pump: Melling M-68
  • Fuel Pump: Holley 12-833
  • Fuel Line: Holley 34-150
  • Dipstick Tub & Stick: Proform 302-401
  • Flywheel/Flexplate: Pioneer (FRA-203)
  • Core: $300.00
  • Total Timing Specs: 32 Degrees @ 2500 RPM
  • Compression Ratio: 11:1
  • Header Primary Recommendation: 1″ 5/8 to 1″3/4
*All Parts are subject to change due to availability. Substituted parts are of equal quality and durability to maintain advertised performance* 

 

Shipping rates are from $125 to $500 nationwide!

Shipping rates are all inclusive! Which means we can ship it to a freight terminal for pick-up, business, your installer, or your house for the same price… AND we offer pallet jack and liftgate services that’s included in the price already!

These are not just engines sitting on a shelf, they are hand-built to order. In order to provide exact pricing we need more specifics about your project. We can also customize packages so if you already have a carburetor and distributor we can deduct that from your price. For a quick quote give us a call at 619-458-1441 or you can email us at sales@westcoastengines.com.

All quotes and orders are completed by phone. You can reach by phone at 619-458-1441 or email at sales@westcoastengines.com!

We are exclusively partnered with CVF Racing, one of the finest serpentine manufactures in the world! These front accessory drive kits are…

  • CNC machined all pulleys and brackets in the USA from 6061-T6 aluminum, and they come available in polished or stealth black.
  • From high amp alternators to high-flow water pumps, we are proud to offer a complete line of accessories coupled with a life time warranty.
  • Serpentine systems use Gates 8-rib serpentine belts, resulting in 33% more grip when compared to a traditional 6-rib system.

 

We are not the cheapest, but we are the best at building small block Ford’s and I’ll show you why.

1.) Quality Parts: You’ll notice on our website in the “specs” section and “items included” section there’s no missing information. We list not only, but more importantly every name brand part we use. Other engine companies very well known such as Blueprint, ATK, and many more (just go to Google and start searching) EVERY ONE of them is missing data. Under “Camshaft” they will list the spec but there’s no brand? “Intake Manifold” will same “aluminum”. Not acceptable here. The customer needs to know what he’s getting. We don’t play the price war here, we sell what is proven, what is going to last, and what works. You’ll see a name brand like Holley, Edelbrock, Trick-Flow, COMP Cams. That’s what you are paying for. QUALITY.

2.) Quality Control: The quality control in our facility is best in the business. Everything gets triple-checked and tested. From blueprinting and balancing to coating the balancers so they don’t rust, there is so much detail that goes into every engine and that’s why our warranties are so big!

3.) Service: The service aspect is important because the guys that answer the phones here aren’t your $15/hr Autozone personalities. These are guys with lots of hands-on experience and training with engines. Our lead salesman is an ASE certified mechanic and an engine builder, I think that alone says enough. So our guys will know exactly what modifications need to be made to your engine to ensure you have an easy installation. He will make sure you have the right oil pan, the right serpentine, the right flywheel, the right intake, and much more.

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Here’s an itemized list of the parts included with a “BASE PACKAGE”…

  • **FULLY ASSEMBLED**
  • 5 Year/50,000 Mile Warranty
  • Long Block Engine
  • Custom Paint Color
  • Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake Manifold
  • BOSCH Spark Plugs
  • Brass Freeze Plugs
  • Aluminum CVF Racing High-Flow Water Pump
  • Melling HD Double Roller Timing
  • Spin Tested
  • Fel-Pro Gasket Kit
  • Melling Oil Pump
  • Summit Racing Oil Pan
  • Chrome Valve Covers (Ford Racing in Photo is Additional)
  • PCV Valve
  • Breather
  • Pioneer Timing Cover
  • 180 Degree Thermostat
  • Water Neck
  • Summit Racing Balancer
  • SFI Approved Flexplate (Flywheel Available)
  • Ford Dipstick & Tube
  • 6 Quarts Lucas Break-In Oil

Here’s an itemized list of the parts included with a “DROP IT IN AND GO PACKAGE”…

  • **FULLY ASSEMBLED**
  • **LIVE TESTED AND BROKEN IN**
  • 5 Year/50,000 Mile Warranty
  • Long Block Engine
  • Custom Paint Color
  • Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake Manifold
  • BOSCH Spark Plugs
  • Brass Freeze Plugs
  • Aluminum CVF Racing High-Flow Water Pump
  • Melling HD Double Roller Timing
  • Spin Tested
  • Fel-Pro Gasket Kit
  • Melling Oil Pump
  • Summit Racing Oil Pan
  • Chrome Valve Covers (Ford Racing in Photo is Additional)
  • PCV Valve
  • Breather
  • Pioneer Timing Cover
  • 180 Degree Thermostat
  • Water Neck
  • Summit Racing Balancer
  • SFI Approved Flexplate (Flywheel Available)
  • Ford Dipstick & Tube
  • 6 Quarts Lucas Break-In Oil
  • Holley 670 Carburetor (EFI Available)
  • Holley Fuel Pump
  • MRG Distributor Clamp
  • MSD HEI Distributor
  • MSD Wires
  • MSD Wire Separators
  • Powermaster High-Torque Mini Starter
  • By-Pass Hose
  • SMP Oil Sender
  • SMP Temp Sender
  • Chrome Plated AC Compressor
  • AC Compressor Clutch Cover
  •  140 Amp Chrome 1-Wire CS130 Alternator
  • Chrome Plated Aluminum GM Type II Power Steering Pump
  • Remote Mount Reservoir with Bracket
  • Gates Premium Green Strip 8 Rib Belt
  • Water Pump Pulley & Cover
  • Crank Pulley
  • Crank Pulley Spacer
  • Alternator Pulley & Cover
  • Power Steering Pulley
  • One Piece Billet Aluminum Bracket
  • Universal Alternator Fan

Core charge/deposit is $300.00 on top of the engine price. If you’re local within the Washington area where our plant is you’re eligible for a core exchange.

Core facts:

  • Core is picked up AFTER engine is delivered (not at the same time).
  • You have 6 months to return your core after the engine is delivered
  • Core instructions will be emailed to you after purchase
  • Must be a 302
  • Yes, you may keep your core! Most customers do and just pay the core fee upfront.
  • Core checks are sent within 90 days after core is mailed off

What is a core?

A core is an old engine. It constists of the block, heads, crankshaft, and connecting rods.

Our nationwide warranty for the 331 stroker engine is a whopping 5 years and 50,000 miles!! Why? Because we take pride in the engines we build knowing they are our best when they leave here. We use a common-sense and personable approach getting you back on the road as quickly as possible if anything were to happen.

  • Covers all manufacture defects
  • Includes self-installation
  • Includes labor to pro mechanics for repairs at $75/hour up to $450
  • Includes all parts
  • Includes leaks up to 90 days

MORE INFO ON OUR WARRANTY PAGE >

  • No returns/refunds on any performance engine whatsoever once it’s shipped or 100% fully built.
  • 25% cancellation fee prior to engine being shipping. This initiates after a credit card transaction is processed.
  • Premium paint jobs, special requests, and serpentine kit add-ons are non-refundable.
  • Freight is non-refundable.

Customize Your Engine!

Browse customizations you can add to your new Ford stroker! Upgrade to EFI, add paint colors, intake manfold colors and finishes, and more!

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