I was told its a bored out 302 to a 351, how can I know?
Got a great deal on an 84. It was for sale at $5,800 and a potential buyer took it for a test drive, brought it back and left it running while he was writing the check to my brother in law. All of the sudden the wiring harness started smoking and the car died. It would not start after that happened and the guy took his check back. It sat for almost a year and at thanksgiving dinner I offered $1,200 for it just fishing for a price on it and my sister MADE him sell it (bless her heart). I bought a battery, a can of starting fluid, loaded up my toolbox and went to get it. One loose wire and half an hour later it thundered to life. Automatically i could tell it was no stock 302 and when i asked was told it was a 351c. well that raised more questions and with more that came more answers. confusing ones. I was told it is the original 302 bored to a 351. I need to know what i have. And what ever happened to it when the wires were smoking created a problem that i just cannot hunt down. It runs great to 3,000 rpm's and then just completely craps out. Backfires, blows flames out the carburetor, looses all power, and it has got me baffled. can someone help me please.