Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Antwerp, belgium
hello and 302 questions
hi everyone, new to this forum but owned a stang for a few years now, just got a 66 pro street ranchero in the garage now, so decided it was time for a broader forum...
i got a question about the 302 that's in the ranchero: the previous owner says he pulled it out of a 86 or 94 thunderbird (he can't remember exactly) to replace the worn out drag block that powered the pro street ranchero. he put everything from the old block onto the thunderbird block (carb, intake, headers and ignition, except for the aluminum heads and the cam. he says it was too wild and thirsty to drive daily (we live in belgium, by the way).
so the question is, can anyone here give me some info on 302 blocks from those years, i.e pro's or cons? i would like to know what type of cam/lifters were used in those days, roller or flat tappet, any remarks on the heads and so on. i do know that there was EFI on it, but he took that off and replaced it with a holley 750 and an edelbrock performer intake, mallory ignition and hooker headers.
behind it is a pro street ready C4 tranny, with a noticeably smaller torque converter and a 9 inch rear axle out of a ford bronco.
the plan is to get me some aftermarket heads and stick a 280 or 290 cam in there.
sorry for the long post guys, but hope you guys can give me some info on the block..