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Old 04-23-2002, 15:57   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Windsor 302 (Mustang HO)

Well just reading the wheels magazine that had the article of the Windsor being 1 year of being re-introduced into the falcon. This was back in 1990.

Apparently the engine was revived in the US for the mustang in 1983 to replace the Turbo 4 cylinder which i'm guessing is the escort pinto engine.
It started of with a 2 barrel carby then in 1984 recieved 4 barrel carby and a set of headers and intake changes.
It was not till 1986 that the 302 block recieved injection and an aluminium intake manifold thats a familiar site on windsors.

One of the US Ford person who gave the nod to the V8 falcon said the windsor 302 was by far the most reliable V8 mass production engine in the US with very little warrenty issues.

If i'm not wrong this engine is used right up to the EL2 Falcon/ XR8. Then in 1998 when the AU rolled out they used the last running windsor made in Mexico from the Explorer.

Apart from the change to coilpack from dizzy cap and ofcourse increase in base power from 165kw to 175kw, which block is stronger or are they identical.
Lastly is it right to say that these blocks can be moded to say 350kw before a stronger block is required.
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Old 04-23-2002, 16:40   #2 (permalink)
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and a great donk they are. To survive this long in design from 1962 says something about how good they really are. lets look at its glamorous career:

* 1965 - FIA International GT Championship
* 1968 - GT40 wins le mans
* 1969 wins le mans again
*1970 Trans am manufacturers title

then the fuel crisis hit, and nothing really happened until the early eighties. Did you know , that in 1980 / 81, Ford replaced the 302 with a reduced bore 255?. Then in 1983, there was a Mustang GT option with a 302 / four barrel carby - this had not happened for 13 years.

The original 302 / 5.0L was introduced in 1968, which replaced the 289.

Its also interesting to noe that Saleen S 351's as recently as 1999 used windsors over modulars.

(source - "Ford Windsor" small block performance by Isaac Martin)


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Don't get too carried away with the Mexican block.They have less carbon in the Iron,the reason they are heavier..
I also think the Explorer motor was made in U.S.

Block strength ?? not a problem.Only with mods and blower power should be kept under 500h.p.. Plenty!!!!

1988 was when it went to maf/ mass air sefi..Which meant it could be moded without too many hastles..

Oct 97 185 Kw engine is I guess when the Explorer motor was used here.It has the Cobra type inlet and bigger maf etc..

Interesting the 5 Ltr never had eec 5 in the U.S in the Mustang..
I stand corrected...Please debate or correct if not....
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