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Ford 302 Gurus Please Advise

This weekend I picked up a T18 from a 85 F150 at a local junkyard. It seems to be in reasonable shape and it came with the bellhousing. The yard said it was bolted up to a 300 V6. I'm assuming this same bellhousing will bolt up to a 302 V8.
From reading earlier posts it looks like a 302 HO from a 88-93 Mustang makes an excellent Jeep motor. Is the HO motor found in both 5.0 Lx's and GT's? Are there any other Ford Motor Company vehicles that this motor can be found in? Seems like I remember reading something about Lincoln Mark VIII's. If a 302 from an F-Series is used can it be upgraded to the HO version relatively inexpensively? Any insight is greatly apppreciated.
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Re: Ford 302 Gurus Please Advise

I think the Crown Victoria's came with them, but not quite sure.
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Re: Ford 302 Gurus Please Advise

Yes, the HO motor was used in both LX & GT models.You could also try the Crown Vic's, I don't believe they are HO motors. But if you pick up any Mustang magazines you will have no problems upgrading way beyond the stock 225hp.
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Well the only difference I believe between the Mustang 302 and the F series were the intakes... the truck intake is alot higher than the Mustangs/Vics... But the intakes are interchangeable... But other than that there may be a few other changes. I am using a F series 302 in my project. [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Re: Ford 302 Gurus Please Advise

FYI, the Ford 300 is an I6, not a V6.
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Re: Ford 302 Gurus Please Advise

I just put a 91 mustang 5.0 motor in my cj. the mark 7 lsc motors are the same but they will have speed density instead of mass air. The 89 and later mustang 5.0 and the 96 f-series 5.0 will have the much easier to work with mass air. If you never want to upgrade the motor to get more power then speed density will work for you and they do sell conversion kits to upgrade to mass air. If you are wondering the horsepower difference I think it is 75 horsepower. and the internal parts are also better in the mustang.
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Re: Ford 302 Gurus Please Advise

Thanks for the correction about the 300 I6. I realized after I posted last night that I made that mistake. Figured somebody would catch it.

Looks like a 89 or newer Mustang 302 or a 96 or newer F-Series 302 is the way to go. Hopefully it will not be too difficult to find a donor vehicle.
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