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Projects 302 ford or 350 chevy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by banditomerc, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. banditomerc
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,159


    I have had chevy running gear in all my project cars,but with this '48 ford coupe i have been thinking about the engine to install.Well,i have come across a clean '76 ford granada for the price of ....a Firestone wide white wall tire!The car is a clean 4 door.I figure i can use most of its guts!But the fact it is a Ford....What do you guys think?
  2. hillbillyhellcat
    Joined: Aug 26, 2002
    Posts: 595


    Sure, and use the trans and rear end as long as they aren't the metric/jatco crap..... Great donor cars... You can even sell the front brakes/spindles to the musclecar crowd as they are a bolt in for most Ford passenger cars...
  3. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,559


    A Ford in a Ford, what's the problem?
  4. greasy50chevy
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 547


    i dont really see the problem... do what ever you want
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  5. sounds like the smart thing to do to me!
  6. Fighter-of-Wars
    Joined: Nov 3, 2008
    Posts: 294


  7. I have run chevys for years now , but within the last year I have installed a 289 ford , c4 auto in a 30 coupe and a 289 with a 4 speed manual in a 50 ford custom coupe, I really like them , Both start easy and run clean and smooth, plenty of power, and its suprising how many comments I get , "hey , great to see a ford in a ford" Granted chevys are easy for me to work on but I have a buddy that is a ford wrench and he helps me over the rough spots , and you have to get used to the parts houses asking you what is the month of production as it seemed ford was constanly changing out componets during production runs, drives me nuts....
  8. My 40 Merc has Granada rear end, brakes, drive shaft. works great. SBChev engine but I'd just as soon have a Ford in it. I agree 100% with above.
  9. banditomerc
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,159


    Hey,i'm running a mustang 2 front suspension,will the front brakes fit the m2 spindles? ..a Ford in a Ford...what a concept!
  10. Wowcars
    Joined: May 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,023


    I may be interested in all of the Grenada suspension and brakes if you aren't using them. Let me know. I need them for my '54 Wagon
  11. That's what I had to start with. It had the Mustang II brakes too but I changed to the kit with the bigger Granada 11inch and Chevy calipers.
  12. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

    302 chevy, best of both worlds!!
  13. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,822


    Due to the rear sump, the Chevy fits MUCH better. I had a 47, and did it both ways. Plus, you're gaining 48 cubic inches. Do what will make you happy.
  14. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,729


    Much easier to service the dizzy........
  15. I've had nothing but SBF's until I bought the Mercury.
    Boss302, 289 Hi po, Shelby 289, 89 5.0, 68 302 4V. 2v-289. The gambit of Windsors.
    I might put a blue 347 in the car someday but The 350 is hard to fault. I've heard it called the perfect street rod engine. Mine is just a 4v 330Hp crate engine but I gotta agree, it's darn hard to beat the bowtie. I'm not knocking the Fords at all. I was "Ford Man" since 1971.
    Like above, what ever you chose is the best choice.
  16. mj40's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
    Posts: 3,281


    I would go with the Ford but would step up to a 351.
  17. Philbilly
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,294


    I found a 68 F-100 with a good running 302 with automatic trans. I thought about buying it, using the engine iand trans in my 54 F-100 and then using some of the body parts for my dad's 69 F-100. I could sell what I didn't use. I may still do it. Anyway, I say do what you think is best. Ford in a Ford, what a great concept.
  18. vertible59
    Joined: Jan 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,058


    Wish I lived close to you, because I need some of the Granada's body parts for my son's project. They made a million of them, but Granada parts are getting scarce around here. Crusher bait?
  19. That's a shame. Great parts source. :(
  20. 5wcoupehunter
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 894

    from FLORIDA

    put a ford in a ford.
  21. Uptown83
    Joined: Apr 23, 2007
    Posts: 717


    Got a 302 in my 32 and a 350 in my 33... will never do a chevy in a ford again. Nothing wrong with either engine, but ill keep fords in fords from now on.
  22. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,133

    RAY With

    With the 46-7-8 Fords you don't have any problems on installing the motor and trans.I am just completed a 46 with a 347 stroker blower motor with a beefed up c-4,9 inch rear and its a cruiser' I cut part of the transmission tunnel out and installed a screw in bitchen cover and screwed it in for easy trans access. I built a mustang II front with 2 inch dropped spindles and it handles and rides Great and has more than enough power and currently I am in the 18-19 mpg so that's not to bad for all the fun I have with it. I haven't put but 6,000 miles on it but working on that also with many cruises this summer.

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  23. Rocky72
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 183

    from Pa.

    Put in the 302 , you'll be suprised at the compliments of having a Ford in a Ford .

  24. Chad s
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,718

    Chad s

    You can get a rear sump setup for the 302 ford too. Look for a Broncho setup.
  25. LameExcuse
    Joined: Jan 5, 2009
    Posts: 57

    from Renton, WA

    I'd go with the 302. The parts will probably be slightly more expensive, but there are just too many 350s running around.
  26. Put a Ford in a FOrd.........Unless its a HEMI.


    I said it.......LMAO

    Seriously, nice to see in Fords in early Fords.

  27. bulletproof1
    Joined: Feb 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,080

    from tulsa okla

    when i got my ford running it had a 302 in it.when the 302 kicked the bucket i thought about putting a 350 in it .but didnt have the cash to change everything i went back with a 302 .wish id gone with the 350.
  28. Missing Link
    Joined: Sep 9, 2002
    Posts: 865

    Missing Link

    The motor out of a '76 Grenada is a smogger. It's a boat anchor, imo. If you want to run a ford motor find something better. You can't even make those smoggers sound good. But that is just my opinion.

    If I was in your shoes I would be...LEAVING! WHAT A GREAT IDEA! LOL! jk. Sorry...

    Or you can just disregard opinions and do what you want. I like that option.
  29. MENACE
    Joined: Apr 7, 2006
    Posts: 255

    from PHOENIX AZ

    Do the fooord
  30. banditomerc
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,159


    Allright,allright.I will put in a........................3...............50! There,its done.Thanks all.

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