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This step-by-step guide to modifying a Ford 302 5.0 V8 to drop into a '33 Ford hotrod kit car is excellent. It doesn't stop with just the engine though...

This '33 Ford hotrod kit car, dubbed the Rattle Can Rod, is a project by the guys at PowerNation, they built this hotrod for one lucky sweepstakes winner. This video shows us how they modified and installed the powerplant, as well as sorting out the specialised paintwork.

The engine is a new Ford 302 5.0 V8 that received a makeover, including performance parts like a new camshaft, pushrods, rocker arms, torque converter and sparkplugs.

It also got other high-performance parts such as an oil pump, ignition coil, intake manifold, two carburettors and more.

Thanks to the guys at Dupli-Color, everything from the chassis to the bodywork received a fresh coat of paint, including the engine and other parts that received a special heat-resistant coating.

It's a comprehensive build to watch, so I suggest you click play on the video below to see how it got done.

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