Hi guys, I just bought a '64 Ranchero that has a 302 out of a 1975 Mustang II the guy tells me.
The intake manifold tells me it is a '75.
anyways its a weak dog with a two barrel, you know I'm sure that this engine when new was rated at a whopping 122 HP!
Anyways sure I figure time for bolt ons & I plan to tow my little bass boat with this little Ranchero that weighs about 1,800 lbs ( Trailer & Boat & outboard & fuel etc )
So I'll want a basic low end torque engine.
I'm figuring a performer intake & not sure what 4 barrel carb I'll want yet & a set of headers.. etc Bla bla bla.....
I'm figuring that this engine is an 8 to 1 Compression ratio engine?
Am I correct with that guess?
If so was this done by deep dished pistons or open chamber heads or both?
is there a better set of factory close chamber heads ( commonly available ) I can swap to that will increase my CR?
I'll rebuild the engine one day & run AFR aluminum heads but until I start getting steady work I cant even dream about that stuff right now.
Anyways thanks for all you input in advance..
Oh & one other thing why is most people don't like the Mustang II? ( Well this engine might be part of it I suppose )
I've always like the small body style much more than the beast that was out right before it.
If I had my choice I'd get one & fix it up to look like this.
I've always loved this picture.