302 engine

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302 engine

Postby hotrodron » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:41 pm

Hey guys, I have problem ID ing my engine. I bought my 65 comet approx 4 months ago . the car runs drives great, just want to do improvements Etc. so Its mine.I cannot find any cast or id #'s anywhere. nothing by distributor or behind the starter. according to past owner its a 96 302 Ford crate motor. It has a AOD tranny. Any info ? is it a roller motor? how can I tell? Thanks. Ron
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Re: 302 engine

Postby Loner » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:13 pm

Nothing under the starter??

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Re: 302 engine

Postby redhotcomet » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:09 pm

Pull a valve cover. There might be an id number in there somewhere. Post some pictures if you can. The only surefire way I know to determine whether its a roller cam engine is to pull the intake manifold.
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Re: 302 engine

Postby bmmaurer » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:38 am

Under starter...
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Re: 302 engine

Postby hotrodron » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:09 am

Thanks for the reply! there is nothing under around starter, which I replaced, just stippled? casting as on rest of block This 302 is crate motor w/ aluminum SVO heads. I guess I'll have to pull the intake. Any other ideas? Thanks....Ron
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Re: 302 engine

Postby Lip Ripper » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:18 am

If you have a bore scope type of camera you could pull the distributer and look through that opening.

And the numbers won't be cast, they'll be stamped.

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Re: 302 engine

Postby bmmaurer » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:00 pm

Lip Ripper wrote:If you have a bore scope type of camera you could pull the distributer and look through that opening.

And the numbers won't be cast, they'll be stamped.

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Re: 302 engine

Postby redhotcomet » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:58 am

If its a roller cam you'll either see the factory type dog bone lifter retainers or link bar style lifters. If not you'll see regular old flat tappet lifters tops.
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Re: 302 engine

Postby Rocket989 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:08 am

IIRC the late-later block markings were largely on the driver side...may be the same for FRPP crate engines.
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Re: 302 engine

Postby hotrodron » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:52 pm

thanks to all for your help. going to pull intake...Ron
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