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Old 03-27-2004, 07:34 PM
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Which heads should I use on 302 Ford?

Hello everyone.
This question was written here before but I did not have all the information needed.I now can give you more details and hopefully you in turn will be able to help me with this.
I have always been a Chevy guy but have just purchased a 35 Ford pickup with Ford running gear. That being said I am hoping some of you with Ford experience might be able to help me.
My question is which heads I can get while trying to be easy on the wallet that will work well for the engine I am planning on putting into the truck.
The engine is a freshly built 302 bored .030 with 10.5 forged pistons,balanced,crane energiser can kit with 272 duration,484 lift.
Edelbrock F4B intake and holley 630 carb. It also has Sanderson ceramic coated block hugger headers and M.S.D. 6a ignition box and blaster coil.
The truck has 411 gears. Now,which reasonably priced heads can I get?
What years will fit?
What do you think of this engine combo? Any guess as to how much power it might have?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot..
John.
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Old 03-28-2004, 08:12 AM
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i still say a set of GT-40's. not the p model since you allready have the sanderson headers, but the good old cast iron GT-40's.

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but............ like someone said in the other thread, the aluminum afr's aren't but a few hundred dollars more...... and they do make more power..........
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Old 03-28-2004, 09:39 AM
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Thanks Larry. What years of 302 would I be looking for to find a set of the G.T.40's? Thanks a lot.............John
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Old 03-28-2004, 05:27 PM
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if i'm not mistaken, (if i am, someone please correct me) i think they came out in 89. ran thru something like 95. there are aluminum gt-40's out there. check ebay.........
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i would spend the money and get AFRs but if you insist on cast iron or stock type heads i would see if you could find a set of D0OE 351 heads. these are probably the best factory small block head besides the gt40p. or look into the ford racing N351 heads.
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Old 04-01-2004, 07:27 AM
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GT-40's came on 94 through ? Explorer's.
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One thing you didnt mention is what year 302. Is the rebuild using a 5.0L 90's parts, or the older 70's 302 style. There are issues with rocker arm setups with different years, stamped arms, rail arms, guild plates, roller, non roller. Sometimes for the cost of doing an old set of 69-70 windsor heads to fit a new style 302 the cost is probably not much more for a set of world product heads. I have seen many sets of heads for the 302 sell under 500$ on ebay. If you dont have alot of money to spend take your time and watch the auctions for a good set. I watched the auctions for 18months once, before I found a steel forged crank I wanted.

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Old 04-03-2004, 08:58 PM
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The engine is a 1968 model. Today I ordered a pair of world-windsor jr heads. I guess I will see what else I need to get the whole top end together. I understand it will probably be a set of roller rockers and a new set of pushrods.
Hope fully once I get that stuff I will have all I need to put the engine together.
Maybe a new distributor will be in order but I am sure that can wait for a while. Thanks for the help everyone!.
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I've had great luck with the Windsor Jr's. They performed very well for me in my combo. You won't be dissapointed. Lots of bang for the buck with the World heads.
I've decided to step it up a bit, and just ordered a pair of Canfields.


*wow, I just now realized how ancient this thread is! *
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