1968 Mustang 302 2V vs. 4V
Hello, I have a 1966 Mustang that I just started to take the engine apart on. Turns out, it is a 1968 302 with 2V heads. Originally, I thought I had a 289 2V and was planning on swapping the intake and carb, basically going to a 4V setup. My question is, can someone tell me the exact differences between a F code and a J code 302? Is it worth swapping to 302 4V heads? I bought a Comp Cam that has an effective range of 1000-5200 rpm. I don't want a screamer, I want low end power. Also, I need to know if pistons, connecting rods, pushrods, and anything else that I need to change in order to get it right. Before I knew that it was a 302, I had planned on buying stock style 289 flat top pistons from a vendor. However, when going to their 68 302 section, the only option for pistons were dished. Did the J code come with flat top pistons? And if so, will Federal Mogul 273AP work with my 302 or should I get something else? Sorry for the long list of questions, but I would rather not screw this up. I'm not looking for a racer, just something with a little get up and go without major changes. Thanks in advance.
1966 Coupe: 1968 302 4V setup, 4 speed transmission, going to be factory Ivy Green, and going to have Pony Ivy Gold and White interior. Currently a project for my father and I.
A new cold-air intake was cause enough for Ford to ask ol’ Carroll himself whether it was okay to move the Cobra badge from the driver’s to the passenger’s side of the grille. His response: “If it makes it go faster, then yes.”