found this on HotRod's site regarding rod length to stroke ratio
>From: "Phillip Landry" <email@example.com>
>Reply-To: "Phillip Landry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: destroke 302
>Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 19:00:33 -0600
>what are the advantages (and possibilities) of destroking a 302 ford to
>make a 260? as compared to using the 255 block to begin with. I understand
>the 255 bore is pretty small 3.68, but has the same stroke. Just theory
>wise wouldn't it be better to have the 4.0 bore of the 302 and whatever
>short stroke is required to reach 260? Obviously I'm thinking of a "E"
>class motor, 260 max. I also understand a stock 260 is actually a little
>over the limit. Phil
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