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Discussion in 'Okie Memorial Area' started by okie, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    This guy at work told me he used to own a 1966 Ford Mustang that had a 302 plant under the hood, he also said that motor came from GM. I'm no Ford or GM expert, is this true or an extreme load of bull ****:headscratch:
     
  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Body by Plymouth? :rofl:

    I wanna say 302 is STILL a Ford motor. 307 is GM, right?

    Quick interwebs check - stock largest motor in the '66 was a 289, but a 302 WILL barely fit, but wasn't there/available (was it even in existence?) in 66.
     

  3. skinny99

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    302 started in 1968. It was the same size as a 289 and an easy swap. Not factory for 1966.

    GM also made a 302. Started in 1967, it was designed to run in the Trans Am series.

    It would be possible to put a GM motor in a Mustang but makes no real sense. So your friend is either confused, full of bull or someone did an engine swap at some point.
     
  4. BEANCOUNTER

    BEANCOUNTER Millennium Member

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    The Camaro Z-28's of the late 1960's (1967-1969 I think) had a 302 that produced ~300 hp.
     
  5. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    He said this motor was factory. Skinny is right the 302 started in 68, that much I do know:supergrin:
     
  6. BuckeyePPC

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    A friend used to have a Sunbeam Alpine ? with a factory Ford 289 V8. Fast little car with an overheating problem.
     
  7. slick64

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    The 302 Boss Mustang did exist and so did a Camaro 302 as previously stated.
     
  8. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    You could also get a 302 in a Monte Carlo.'08.
     
  9. CanMan

    CanMan Silver Member

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    Yep, I rember them there cars. Had to run 'em with the heater on full bore to mitigate the overheating problem. Really.
     
  10. jlprtr

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    That was the Sunbeam Tiger. :cool:
     
  11. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    That is indeed correct my friend, but was the 302 GM motor an option in the 66 Stang:dunno::supergrin:
     
  12. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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    Some people used to put GM small-block V8s in Mustangs because parts (especially high-performance parts) were easier to get for the GM. This was primarily done with the 350 I believe. The 350 and 305 are the same external dimensions so I guess a 305 would fit.

    I don't know if the GM 302 and the 305/350 have enough interchangability among parts to make it worth putting a GM 302 in a Ford Mustang though.

    In all likelihood the person you spoke to was as full of ### as a christmas goose.
     
  13. RenoF250

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    I would say no. I have never heard of GM and Ford working together on anything. The closest they get is to use some of the same transmissions and axles but even those are not directly interchangeable.
     
  14. okie

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    I don't think I would want that small a plant in that big a car, Roger:alex:
     
  15. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    That's what I'm kinda thinkin my friend:rofl::rofl:
     
  16. Geko45

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    "No, it is a trick question! 'Cause Chevy didn't make a 327 in '55, the 327 didn't come out till '62. And it wasn't offered in the Bel Air with a four-barrel carb till '64. However, in 1964, the correct ignition timing would be four degrees before top-dead-center."
     
  17. slick64

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    Of course not, but the 426 Hemi was. :whistling:
     
  18. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    I'd go with this one, too ... :rofl:

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  19. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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    Even then I doubt they are 100% interchangable without changing the bellhousing or something. Usually if that happens it is because both are buying the part complete from a supplier who owns the design (ie not a GM or Ford design that was subcontracted).

    The Mustang 5-speed and the Firebird/Camaro 6-speed manual transmissions were both Borg Warner units for a while and were very similar in design but the ratios were different (plus the Firebird/Camaro had one more gear obviously).
     
  20. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    I think not:tongueout::rofl: