Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SAn Antonio, Texas
Re: A few 302 questions
Might have to get longer pushrods with that cam----I had to. 6.3"
Ford Racing has a recommendation for the springs, I do not know the part number right offhand but many of the cam vendors will show the Ford parts suggestions.
Have the e-303 in my 93ish engine with e7 heads.
tiny lil 65 Ranchero.
Car is fun as hell, but not very low RPM friendly.
I have 2.80 rear gears with a 4-spd, and it does not like to
be civil with low speed use. (factory 4spd car--not changing it).
Can hardly take off from a light without lighting tires
Even at 65mph it has not yet got into the 'operating range' of the cam, but once it gets up there, it is quite fun.
I think a stock HO cam might be better for me as the car gets a lot of hiway time mixed with a little traffic time. Those tall rear gears are nice for the hiway---especially when I have an actual commute to work--
It would be nice to idle along in second and not fear getting tossed out when the car starts bucking.
Probably not an issue with an AT car or something with shorter gearing.
I'm not happy with the rest of the build---engine rattles something fierce when cold and has a knock when warmed up--Engine guy does not want to back it so I will try to kill it and start again.
65 Ranchero-289High Performance/4-spd-bought new by my uncle(now with a 302)