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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-31-2000, 12:34 PM
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I have a '75 Bronco with a 302 that probably won't live through the weekend. I also have access to a Ford 360 with an automatic tranmission. Will the 360 fit into the bronco with out modifications to either?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-31-2000, 02:37 PM
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Nope. It sure won't. 1) the engine won't bolt up to the tranny.. 2) there isnt' any room. 3) everything is different inside the engine bay. The 360 is a different engine family than the 302. My suggestion is to get another 302. I happen to have 2 that'll work for you if you are interested.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-31-2000, 03:53 PM
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And besides every thing that Scoutsmotorsport said a 360 is a heavier motor and would probably affect your front suspension.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-31-2000, 04:19 PM
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isn't the 351 an essentially "bolt on" upgrade? I don't know for a fact, but I have heard that is as an easy of an engine swopp as there can be.
Maybe you something you might want to look into


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post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-31-2000, 07:13 PM
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a 351w will bolt in, well the motor mounts and bell housing will bolt in, and the front end accessories will fit.
But,depending on the intake and carb or if its EFI, the hood won't close.

a 351c would be a mistake, and a 351M a bigger mistake.

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Use a car intake for 5.8L EFI's: Crown Vic, Mustang, T-bird. It may even be the same as the 5.0L intake.

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