I'm a first time mustang owner and my 1966 stock mustang is in need of a new block. I would like to put a 302 in it but i don't know any good sources to buy from and i need to know what year engines would work. help?
As the owner of a 1966 Mustang myself I can tell you any small-block Ford (289 or 302) will drop right in place of your current 289 (or even inline six with new mounts).For engines you have several choices. You can get a simple reman engine from a local parts house, or you can purchase a crate engine from companies like Ford Racing, DSS, Coast High Performance, Smeding Performance, and dozens of others.Welcome to the forums and feel free to ask any further questions...Mark.
Mark HoulahanTechnical Editor for:-Modified Mustangs & Fords Magazine-Mustang Monthly Magazine1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto1990 Mustang 306/AOD2002 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L V-6/5R55 Auto
as long as you use the harmonic balancer and flywheel for that year or motor, the early motors are a difference imbalance from the newer 302's , also if you have a standard transmission you may not have the Boss on the side of the motor for the Z-bar for the clutch. but the 302 is the same as the 289's as far as the mounting,, and you can use the 289 intake with a carb, in place of the fuel injection found on the later 302's