T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
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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