I have the opportunity to get my hands on a 302 Boss motor... I wouldn't be able to use it, as yet because I want my sedan numbers to match. But I was thinking of storing it and using it on my Coupe, when I get it.
Which is better in ppl's opinion:
351 Clevo? or the 302 Boss?
and what are the major differences?. I know that the boss uses the clevo heads and is a smaller block but that is about the extent of my knowledge as far as motors go. My bro is the real mechanic of our family and it's from him that I can get it.
Is it worth laying my hands on?
I'll be outa siiiiiggghhhtttt...
When I get my wheels, I won't even wave goodbye!
Personally I'd go the 302 Boss. Is it complete with the inlet manifold??
I found this on the web:
One of Ford's most famous engines, the 302 Boss was a hybrid produced in '69-70 to compete in Trans-Am racing. They featured canted-valve heads (Cleveland style) solid lifter cams, stamped rockers with threaded, adjustable studs and guide plates, four-bolt mains, special rods, and forged pistons.
This is certainly one of Ford’s all-time super engines. The 302 BOSS (1969-70) proved to be very competitive in 5 liter TramsAm racing. It featured big breathing heads with "canted" valves, mechanical cam, stamped rocker arms with a threaded adjustable stud, push rod guide plates, forged crankshaft, 4-bolt main caps (#2, #3, and #4 journals), beefy con rod with spot-face for 3/8" bolt and forged pistons.
'67 Mustang V8 4sp... what fun to drive!
Firstly ,is it a genuine Boss 302?If it was then it would be worth a small fortune due to the rarity of such a beast.I would have to tjink it is probably a copy of a Boss.IE windsor bottom end with a set of cleveland heads on top.The original Boss 302 actually used 4v heads on top of what was a beefed up 302 windsor bottom end.Great motor if you are into nostalgia and that but the reality was that the 4v heads had waaaayyyyy to much port volume for such a tiny motor and suffered from a noticeable lack of low down grunt.Even 351 motors with these heads have issues with overly large port dimensions.If you know a little about velocity and modern ideology of modern port design then you will probably know that smaller is usually better in most cases.
A better option would be the use of a set of 302 clev heads on top of a windsor bottom end. If you wanted something a little different then the hybrids like this are certainly far and few between . my opinion is somewhat different from the others.Give me the cubes of a 351 anyday of the week.The extra cubes generate significantly more torque than an engine that has 50 cubes less.
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