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Old 08-04-2005, 05:21 AM
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302 Ford Small Block Identification

Help! I recently got a small block Ford engine for free on a farm. The owner said that it was a 302. Being very new to the wonderful world of automobiles I set out to identify the damn thing. The valve cover bolt pattern matches the 351 Cleveland's. Very happy with myself and also the incredible insights I now had, I pulled off the heads to actually see what all the fuss about internal combustion is. The the clincher - 302 stamped on the inside of the thingamajig. Very shaken I ventured onto the net yet again to find that the only criteria that matches what I found was the 302 Boss. Only thing is, the valve covers dont say "302 Boss" but "Ford Power" now what? When I look at some of the casting no's it seems to say 1970, Galaxie, Ford Muscle Division. Being from South Africa and Big Fords not really in abundance here, I am stumped.
Can anyone help? Drean du Preez

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it is possable to put cleveland heads on a 302...its called a cross boss..are the heads wide or skinny.
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from what i recall, a 302 windsor block wont accept the cleveland heads because the water jackets dont line up correctly. that being said, cleveland heads will have canted valves versus the windsor head's inline valves. if you can put a straight edge across the valves, it's a windsor or regular 302. if you can put a straight edge only on HALF the valves at a time, like all the intake valves or all the exhaust valves, it's a cleveland.
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Don't forget that FORD of AUSTRALIA used a 302/351C as we used a 302/351W. The engine may be from AUSTRALIA.

Can you give any block/head codes?
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yes clevland will fit on a regular 302,, but the water ports on the heads or the block i forget have to be pluged and new ones redrilled...
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Block Codes for 302 Ford

The only codes I could find that really made any sense was D1AE, CAIH26. Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate it. Apparently the best 'boxes to go for is either a FMX or a C4 - the bell housings match - is that true, I want to build a real speed demon?
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D1AE CA (Block Casting I.D. No.)

IH26 (Casting Date Code-Should read 1H26-26 AUG 1971)
It is an American 351C. Does it have 2V or 4V induction? A C4, C6 or FMX will go against it.
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