Hello I have a 1982 F-100 stepside pickup that came with a 302 in it I would like to know the horsepower rating for this engine. I plan to rebuild the block I've added a 600 cfm holley carb, a edelbrock performer 289 intake, a set of hedman hedders, true dual exhaust, and a K&N air filter I've noticed a big improvement, I will be adding a larger cam, aftermarket heads with 1.6 rocker arms, with a msd dist. and ing. to top it off.
How about a whopping 130 hp at 3200 rpms.I have one of these screamers,it was so gutless and hard on gas that I swapped in a 429 and actually got better mileage and I had Lots of POWER.That was in stock form though and I'm sure any go fast parts will help the little 302 greatly.
Thanks guys for your feedback, now I know how much work and money I have to spend on this project. 130 horses don't seem like much when my Toyota came thru with 150 hp for a four cylinder, Ford should be ashamed.
Yeah, really. I mean what was a Toyota's stock hp in 1982, 40-45 hp?
63 1/2 Galaxie 500 - Black with C code 289, 2 speed trans
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134hp@3600 rpm.....There is some good news though.Ford changed to a different configuration on these engines to keep compression(and unfortunately power) down...In the mid 70s they kept the deck height high and the pistons down in the cylinder to keep compression down..With the 77-78 motors they have the piston at pretty much zero deck height and went to a big combustion chamber in the heads...That means if your original pistons are still in good shape you can simply swap the heads out for some earlier heads and bring the motor to life....Your stock compression ratio with your massive 69cc chambers gives you only 8.8:1 compression..If you switch to a mid 70s or even a early 351 windsor head your compression will go up to 9.8..The windsor heads would also give you bigger valves....An early 289 53cc head would put you at 10.7 so you have lots of options here...Add in a cam,4V intake and headers and you can really wake these motors up..My brother is running one right now in his 67 fastback.....
1968 mustang 408W Hybrid..Burns gas and rubber!
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Ah, '70's-80's smog engines. Hidden jewels and the perfect turds to polish. Yep, low compression, conservative cam timing, built-in ignition retard... gosh, that sounds an awful lot like a 300-350hp daily driver engine with a cheap turbo or supercharger, good exhaust, some premium pump gas, and a good tune. 95% of the cars on the road couldn't touch it.
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