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BOSS 302 ENGINE
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HI GUYS GOT A QUESTION ABOUT A BOSS 302 ENGINE. I HAVE A GUY WHO SAYSHE HAS ONE FOR SALE MOTOR AND TRANS. HOW DO I KNOW IF IT IS REAL OR NOT. ANYONE KNOW ABOUT THE CASTING NUMBERS ON BLOCK/TRANS. HE SAYS IT CAME OUT OF A 84 OR SOMETHING MUSTANG. BUT THE MOTOR IS A 70??? PLESE HELP. I WOULD PUT THIS IN MY 55 FAIRLANE AND MAKE IT A STREET ROD.
BILL
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WILLIAMPARDELL;127330 Wrote:HI GUYS GOT A QUESTION ABOUT A BOSS 302 ENGINE. I HAVE A GUY WHO SAYSHE HAS ONE FOR SALE MOTOR AND TRANS. HOW DO I KNOW IF IT IS REAL OR NOT. ANYONE KNOW ABOUT THE CASTING NUMBERS ON BLOCK/TRANS. HE SAYS IT CAME OUT OF A 84 OR SOMETHING MUSTANG. BUT THE MOTOR IS A 70??? PLESE HELP. I WOULD PUT THIS IN MY 55 FAIRLANE AND MAKE IT A STREET ROD.
BILL

http://www.boss302.com/block.htm

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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#3
Yes you'll learn a lot about the motors on that site referenced in the previous posting. If it is the read deal - you might advertise the motor and re-unite it with the car it came from. Or even sell it to a Boss 302 owner looking for an actual Boss 302 motor for his non-matching car setup. Make a few bucks for handling the deal and then have the money to buy something trick and more efficient for your rod.
Just an idea.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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Boss1Ray;127370 Wrote:Yes you'll learn a lot about the motors on that site referenced in the previous posting. If it is the read deal - you might advertise the motor and re-unite it with the car it came from. Or even sell it to a Boss 302 owner looking for an actual Boss 302 motor for his non-matching car setup. Make a few bucks for handling the deal and then have the money to buy something trick and more efficient for your rod.
Just an idea.

Ray

+1. Good advice! Wink

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71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
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#5
They are not a good cruise / street engine
They want / need high RPM's to run well
You could modify it to make it a steet motor though
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#6
The original car is the value, less so for the engines. But, original car with original engine is gold mine. Real engine with no car isnt much value. You can make a 302 with Cleveland heads in a phone call to Ford Racing in 30 seconds.
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#7
real Boss 302 engine is always valuable even without the car

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Brad Smith
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#8
+ 1 with Brad

Boss parts
block
heads
distributor
carb
exhaust manifolds
fan blade
intake
pullies
dip stick

It is all ZX specific and expensive

complete engine 5 - 10 depending on year and correct parts
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#9
the 2 real BOSS 302's that i have seen in person were in race shops having work done...the owners said they were always run hard and had engine parts replaced frequently. I am guessing Parnelli Jones had more than 1 engine in his race car over the course of a season? More than 2 or 3 ? OF COURSE an original intact car is very valuable...but if i take a 1970 boss 302 engine and stick it in my 72 the resulting car will be less valuable than an original 1970 BOSS 302 car with a non-numbers matching Cleavor installed.
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#10
if its a real Boss motor it will have screw in freeze plugs. That is a quick thing to look for. At that point at least you will know the block is Boss.

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