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Iv'e been looking for a 302 to rebuild for our 69 coupe. I found a decent price on an engine out of a 74 bronco. The problem is I am not sure the block will work. Thought I read somewhere not to use the block from trucks. Can anyone tell me if this will work. I am only going to use the block and maybe the heads since they have a fresh rebuild on them but my main goal is to start with the block. If nothing else works for the mustang there will not be much of a loss.
I'm not trying to keep a numbers car. Working on building a weekend driver. Looking for the rearend and front suspension changes before the engine is dropped in. Thanks Jim
 

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Why wouldn't you use a truck motor? :shrug: Hell, this is probably even a Mexican block! :D One thing to be aware of though, is that 73-76 blocks have a .019 higher deck hight, but you can just have it decked and the extra .019 removed so you don't have any other considerations over a "normal" 302 block. If it's a mexican block, I'd definatley use it! :D The extra deck hight will lower the compression and change pushrod length, but those can be easily overcome with aftermarket parts if you don't want to get the block decked.
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generally the truck blocks are better or the same, not worse. I would suggest a retro fit roller cam. And yeah the mexican blocks are thought to be better, i'm not saying its an mexican block though.
 
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