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Author Topic:   ford engines--What to buy?
Wheels47
Member
posted March 23, 2002 09:13 AM
The best 302 blocks weve found is the early mexican block (it has spanish markings on it)it is also hard to find. 2nd best is the late 80s 302 roller block out of the 5.0 mustang has a lot more beef. we pay 150 for a short block at flap.com when they get them in


Tom Asmus
Member
posted March 23, 2002 02:19 PM
Well If you have run a 302, try and get a 351 windsor. Yeah the 302 is lighter, but cubic inch is horsepower! I have run most types of Ford engines. I like the 351 windsor comb, Because of the torque and horsepower but mainly cause of the longevity of it! Build one right it will live a long time! Plus all you parts will interchange like brackets, bellhousing etc.... Why not get more bang for your BUCK!

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Wheels47
Member
posted March 23, 2002 04:54 PM
They are in all types of cars and trucks. The valve covers will look the same but the intake manifold is wider that is the main visible difference. Look for them in LTDs, T Birds, Cougars, etc....


modfan
Member
posted March 24, 2002 03:05 PM
Look at the block right behind the distributor. On a 302 the block will almost be even with distributor. On a 351 the block will be raised about 3/4 to 1 inch. I'm talking about the lifter valley flange.


powercar821111
Member
posted March 24, 2002 08:23 PM
The truck blocks have beefier roda and should be tons better. what are the best intake manifolds? I've got a 72 block with a 77 egr intake (which really looks like crap) and a 75 (which I think looks a little better). It has to be stock two or four barrel, but has to be a two barrel carb.


Tom Asmus
Member
posted March 25, 2002 07:57 PM
The earlier 2bbl manifolds work good if you cut the divider out under the carb so it looks like a single plane intake. We have tried it and had one flowed it makes a big difference.

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