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  1. 5.0L Tech
    Has anyone built a 302 mexican block for boost? I keep finding all these mixed reviews about higher nickel content, thicker walls, 25% stronger, etc. But seems the higher nickel content is a myth, but thicker mains is for sure. Some findings of people getting in the mid 700's to the wheel...
  2. Classic Tech
    As a fellow vintage MUSTANG-ER, I wanted to share this conversation I had with a professional engine builder as I thought is was helpful for me and maybe would be for any of you out there. Feel free to chime in with your own ideas/comments or just take in the knowledge. Cheers! First my...
  3. News
    You can't go wrong with a classic Mustang, especially a '72 with a stock 302. When it comes time for a teardown, though, it's the perfect time to add a bit more power to that stock engine. That's what forum user Papashaps wants to do — his '72 is in the shop for some body work and a new paint...
  4. Classic Tech
    I recently got the news that the 289 in my 68 coupe is dead and i need a new engine. I am thinking of going the route of a crate engine. In my old one i had a comp cam, performer intake, gt40p heads and a few other things so i am not looking at going back to a stock crate. I am looking to...
  5. 5.0L Talk
    I just created my account earlier today, so forgive me if I'm posting this in the wrong spot. I read some of the rules on tech vs talk and have determined that the following best goes here. I apologize if I am wrong. Note: I am mechanically inclined, but I have no history at all on engine...
  6. Classic Tech
    Anyone know how to adjust a clutch that is New install... never adjusted previously. I've just engine swapped and have a new 302 4 speed in. The trouble I'm having is knowing how to get the freeplay in the clutch pedal. Clutch pedal is smooth and has strong return spring. It either stays at...
  7. Classic Talk
    Greetings, lady and gentlemen of the forum. It's been a long time since my last discretion. I'm sad to say that I have been stricken by the Broken Bellhousing Blues. Don't worry. It's not contagious. And so far, I haven't been able to find a cure. My poor car. It's a 1971 Mustang with a C5...
  8. Classic Tech
    Hello All, I am working on getting a parts list together to perform the AOD swap. I know I am going to go with the Lokar TV cable but I have read so many different opinions and "facts" online that I have gotten myself confused. My questions are, Can I keep my stock Throttle rod and use that...
  9. Classic Tech
    Hello AllFordMustangs-Forum! My name is Chris, im a very happy owner of a 1965 Ford Mustang. The engine is a 302 (1968) which we rebuild couple of month ago. - bored .060 over - new Speed Pro hyper. pistons - all new rings, bearings, gaskets, lifters - Edelbrock 2122 cam - new harmonic balancer...
  10. Introductions
    I have recently acquired a 1968 302 engine originally off of a Galixy. It had a 2 barrel intake but i removed that to put a four barrel intake on. I am wondering what some cheap and easy things to do are, to add power to the engine. I would like to invest in a cam and heads but I'm not really...
  11. Classic Tech
    I have a '68 Mustang with a 302 out of a '73 in it. I've posted a couple of threads about the cooling/overheating of the car. It has never overheated but as I've said in my other posts, it gets a little too warm for comfort when driving in the city. I bought a 5 bladed fan from the salvage...
  12. Classic Tech
    So I've been trying to do research and I keep getting mixed answers wherever I look. I have '68 Mustang with '73 302 in it. I only drive it in the spring/summer. I live here in Illinois and it gets pretty warm here in the summer. The car has never overheated, but sometimes when I'm driving in...
  13. Classic Tech
    Hello, my homies. I hope all is well. My 71 Mustang has a 302, C-4 transmission, and a 157 tooth flex plate. I have been having serious issues keeping a starter on this thing. I can start it up a couple times, then the starter is toast. The end just breaks off. My flex plate is straight and all...
  14. Classic Tech
    Well everyone, a couple months ago I rebuilt my 302 and there's quite a noticeable difference for performance, but It feels like there's more the engine can give, like Its not tuned properly. After driving the car around everywhere for the break-in, I'm curious as to what type of power my set up...
  15. Classic Tech
    Hey fellas. Just have a real quick question. I have a '68 Mustang with a 302 out of a '72. I bought the motor off of a guy who had done some inside work to the motor. Bigger pistons, cam etc. But when he sold it to me, he wanted the headers for his other project car. The only thing I had were...
  16. Classic Talk
    So I have a '68 with a '72 302 in it. I've already got it bored out and all that good stuff. It has a 2bbl on it but I want to put a 4 on it. I'm not one for using junk, but in a yard nearby there are actually a lot of older motors in really good shape. People there have common sense and...
  17. Road Racing
    Hello everyone! I have just purchased a 1979 fox body with the 302. The car is 100% stock. I want to start upgrading it to make it faster and handle better, for more street racing purposes, however im not sure where to start. Im thinking my first move should be to replace the stock carb with a...
  18. Classic Tech
    Morning everyone, Haven't posted in the forums in quite some time because you've all helped fix my problems I've had with my car. However, a couple months ago my engine went out, causing us to rebuild the engine. I posted pretty much the full story (and the general pain this engine rebuild...
  19. Classic Talk
    Ok, My story here has been quite an interesting since I decided to rebuild my engine. I posted awhile back for help, and everyone here has helped me immensely for the 4v swap, so here I am, with the progress on the rebuild of my 302 and how it's driving me insane. My mustang was performing...
  20. 5.0L Tech
    I have the original copper/brass radiator for my 56 fairlane, it needs to be recored and I got a quote at 250 to have it done. I also found an aftermarket 3 core aluminum radiator that is a direct fit for 209. anyone have any recommendations, suggestions and knowledge as to which route I should...
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