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Old 05-24-2005, 04:11   #1 (permalink)
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302 block's

just wanted to know if a 302 w block from an old 78 falaine would be identical to the block in my au xr8 220, The old 302 is in good nick, I take it the i can build a stroker out off the old block with new heads and cam and all the other crap will fit in and on the old dressed up strked block from my 220 and stick that motor in my XR, It'll work wont it ? Appreciate some feed back. thx wayne.
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tha basic block is the same, as far as i no
i put a new block into a hotrod and used a carby setup and the old heads it all seemed to fit ok runs sweet ,so guess it would work the other way .
front timing cover is different etc
rear main oil seal is different on the older ones its a rope seal ( will leak ) and is rubber on the new blocks.
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tha basic block is the same, as far as i no
i put a new block into a hotrod and used a carby setup and the old heads it all seemed to fit ok runs sweet ,so guess it would work the other way .
front timing cover is different etc
rear main oil seal is different on the older ones its a rope seal ( will leak ) and is rubber on the new blocks.
thx for that mate i'ts a lot off money to do everything at once which is ideal but unfortunatly i hav'nt the money and this way i can prep the old block bit by bit while my xr is still on the road thx anyway for that.
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The issue would be that Roller lifters WON'T fit..The lifter bore are longer in efi/ roller blocks due to roller lifters being longer...But other than ADR everthing else is the same ..Except the early block maybe stronger??
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The issue would be that Roller lifters WON'T fit..The lifter bore are longer in efi/ roller blocks due to roller lifters being longer...But other than ADR everthing else is the same ..Except the early block maybe stronger??
thx for that info mate looks like i'll scrap that idea then prbably be better off strokin me 220 anyway. thx again.
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Were Ford still using Windsor motors in 1978? I thought they were Cleaveland then.
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YES in some Fseries here and U.S...
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