Notices
1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

302 in a 52 f1

 
  #1  
Old 11-28-2010, 10:54 AM
lgwitt
lgwitt is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 29
lgwitt is starting off with a positive reputation.
302 in a 52 f1

I have found a complete 1987 to 1995 mustang 302. I have heard it run.
It is from an ebay guy who is taking the pan and intake and exhaust things and it will be a short block.

Can anyone recomend ehasust. I have early mustang exhaust manifolds but am not sure how well they breathe. I also have a gm hei distributor for a 302 but have been told that it won't fit with after market intake manifolds. Will this engine fit a 1980 C4.

Thanks, Les Witt
 
  #2  
Old 11-28-2010, 11:46 AM
Julies Cool F1
Julies Cool F1 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Poway, Ca.
Posts: 7,641
Julies Cool F1 has a great reputation on FTE.Julies Cool F1 has a great reputation on FTE.Julies Cool F1 has a great reputation on FTE.Julies Cool F1 has a great reputation on FTE.Julies Cool F1 has a great reputation on FTE.
Try Sanderson Headers:

Sanderson Street Rod Headers

If the C4 is truly a 1980 then it should fit fine with there being no chance it has the larger bell housing for the 351C.

About the distributor, I don't know off hand, ask around when you buy your manifold.
 
  #3  
Old 11-28-2010, 11:51 AM
3golfjack's Avatar
3golfjack
3golfjack is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Olive Branch,Ms
Posts: 1,113
3golfjack has a good reputation on FTE.3golfjack has a good reputation on FTE.3golfjack has a good reputation on FTE.
Depending if your 52 has MII already or if you are planing on this as a later add on. I would get a new pan with a rear sump.
 
  #4  
Old 11-28-2010, 11:55 AM
52 Merc's Avatar
52 Merc
52 Merc is online now
Post Fiend
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Burbank, WA
Posts: 8,128
52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of
Originally Posted by lgwitt View Post
I have found a complete 1987 to 1995 mustang 302. I have heard it run.
It is from an ebay guy who is taking the pan and intake and exhaust things and it will be a short block.

Can anyone recomend ehasust. I have early mustang exhaust manifolds but am not sure how well they breathe. I also have a gm hei distributor for a 302 but have been told that it won't fit with after market intake manifolds. Will this engine fit a 1980 C4.

Thanks, Les Witt
If your engine would be coming with heads, but not intake, oil pan, etc, that's a long block, not a short block, fyi. Short blocks don't have heads.

Your early Mustang manifolds will breathe adequately. Millions of cars ran perfectly well with them, but they certainly aren't optimum for high performance. The good news is they will fit on your engine in your truck really good.

You'll have to check with the manufacturer of your HEI unit for fitment recommendations. My personal feeling is that dist is too big and ugly to be at the front of a Ford engine. But that's just my opinion. If you do use it, be sure it has a steel gear that's compatible with the roller cam. An old style iron gear will tear things up in short order and make a really big mess inside your engine.

The 1980 C4 trans will work on that engine. But be sure you get a flexplate for a 1982 or newer 302 engine for correct balance. Do not use the 1980 flexplate if you get one with that trans.
 
  #5  
Old 11-28-2010, 12:17 PM
ALBUQ F-1's Avatar
ALBUQ F-1
ALBUQ F-1 is online now
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: NM
Posts: 24,225
ALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputation
The HEI usually hits the runners on aftermarket manifolds.

I don't know the details, but roller-cam 302's complete are a dime a dozen at boneyards and on Craigslist, I would not pay any shipping to get a long block from a stranger in another city, without any pedigree. Maybe this one has paperwork making it a better deal?
 
  #6  
Old 11-28-2010, 06:19 PM
Marty Smilt's Avatar
Marty Smilt
Marty Smilt is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
Posts: 180
Marty Smilt is starting off with a positive reputation.
running H.O. Stang engines

I know of several 302 Stang H.O's with harnesses computers and all for less than $1.00 per cubic inch. The H.O. engine is a great way to go. If you want the driveability of the injected version or, change the distributor and intake and make it a carbed version for cheap. I have a guy picking up a 302 with shorty headers, extra manifolds (2), alternator, starter, spare oil pan, motor mounts, radiator, flexplate for a c4, and a bunch of other crap for $250.00 That's about all they are worth unless you know the engine has lots of goodies in the engine and it is not hiding a fractured crank, rod, piston or other bad thing. Treat any used engine as a starting place for a freshining. At a minimum open it up and look at the mains, rod bearings bores and valves. I know of a lot of engines that were sold as "great runners" that were not too good after a month or so. I just got a 351C given to me as a "Great running" engine by my uncle. (He is only 10 years older than I). He insists that I tear down the engine as it has been sitting for 6 months and may have a slight amount of rust in a bore or two. Why ruin an engine for the cost of gaskets?
Your mileage may vary.
Marty
 
  #7  
Old 11-29-2010, 12:58 PM
lgwitt
lgwitt is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 29
lgwitt is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks everyone. I appear to be ok as long as i have you guys.
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
texas_rebel21
Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W)
20
03-01-2015 09:04 PM
Z-MAN
Testing.....
0
12-14-2014 09:59 PM
Undertheoaks
Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W)
3
03-30-2014 09:48 PM
BigShelby
1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
2
02-04-2014 07:38 PM
cuellar23
1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
0
11-27-2013 11:29 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 302 in a 52 f1


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.