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Define "real 302"?
Define "whatever"?

Assuming Ford 302 ...
versus 5.0L?
versus 260, 289, 351W?
versus versus Boss 302?

Not quite sure what you're asking ...
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Define "real 302"?
Define "whatever"?

Assuming Ford 302 ...
versus 5.0L?
versus 260, 289, 351W?
versus versus Boss 302?

Not quite sure what you're asking ...
Don't forget the Chevy 302
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Don't forget the Chevy 302
Yep, that's why I said "Assuming FORD 302"

If it's a question of 302/351W identification, there was a recent thread on this that I remember reading. Simple, quick, and accurate. It had to do with deck height and the height of the "China Wall" at the front of the intake manifold, I think.
Here is the thread


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I always tell my Chevy buddys that anyone can wrench on a chevy but it takes a real mechanic to work on a Ford,lol.
I know you already have the intake off but the simplest way for me to tell the difference is the lower thermostat housing bolt. On a 221-302 is will be somewhat behind the timing cover and you can't get a socket on it. On the 351W the same bolt is high enough that you can remove it with a socket and extension right over the top of the timing cover/water pump.
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Here is how you can tell a 302 from a 351 block from 10 feet away:

On the front of the engine, look at the distance between the top of the water pump and the deck.

On a 302, the top of the water pump is about even with the deck of the block, but on a 351, the deck is over an inch taller at that point.




If it's a 302 vs 5.0L situation ... there are quite a few differences when it comes to balancers, timing covers, w/p rotation, and accessory drives.
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