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  1. 302 Engine Timing (theory and practice)

    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...
  2. ForumFix: How to Improve Performance on a '72 Stock 302

    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...
  3. Need crate engine for 68 mustang

    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...
  4. 1985 GT TBI. Should I get it rebuilt? Take it it to a shop to look it over?

    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...
  5. 68 - 302 clutch adjustment how to???

    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...
  6. Bellhousing for a '71 302 C5?

    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...
  7. 1968 Mustang AOD throttle question

    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...
  8. Head Upgrade for Rebuild 302

    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...
  9. Need Help With Power

    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...
  10. I need opinions on cooling fans/flex fans

    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...
  11. 160* or 180* thermostat '73 302

    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...
  12. Grinder Modification

    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...
  13. Rebuilt 302; What Power Is This Baby Putting Out?

    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...
  14. Feedback on headers and stock exhaust please!!!!

    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...
  15. '68 Mustang simple carb question.

    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...
  16. Where to start my up grades

    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...
  17. 1970 Mustang Rebuild - No Oil Pressure/Lifters knock

    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...
  18. My story for the rebuild of my '70 302 (Still not finished!)

    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...
  19. original copper or aftermarket aluminum radiator?

    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...
  20. 302 motor mount advice needed for 56 fairlane

    5.0L Tech
    im dropping a 302 in my 56 fairlane as the title suggests, anyone know of anybody doing this previously and if any mounts allowed it to just drop in without having to weld plates or elephant ears? also pairing it up with a c4 transmission if anyone has any advice for mounts there. thanks!
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