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Technical traditional look for your 302/351

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by topher5150, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. topher5150
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    I'm thinking that black and gold may work with my color scheme
     
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  3. Phillips
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    My 289 was painted red/orange Glyptal in and out, with black wrinkle powered by Ford valve covers and cheap open element air cleaner. Looked pretty good I thought. Then I jacked it up with gold Moroso valve covers and air cleaner. What can I say, it was the '80s.
     
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  4. mgtstumpy
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    A friend cast this up years ago for a 351W using a truck EFI lower manfold. Tri-power lower.jpg Tri-power1.jpg Tripower manifold.jpg
     
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  5. Bob Labla
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    Not completely traditional as I had to use an explorer short water pump, but this may inspire you. GEDC0820.JPG
     
  6. belair
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    Or just put the distributor in the back.
     
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  7. My '65 Galaxie was all blue. My '68 Mustang had a boss in it and it was Turquoise. Not original colors but not the original motor for the '68 so my guess is that the guy who stuffed it in there liked turquoise. LOL



    here's the deal if we are talking restoration the original colors for the engine are important, if we are talking dressed hot rod we need to think about what was done to hot rods. They got painted chromed and polished, or they didn't get much at all. it just depended on who was building it and what their taste was.
     
  8. topher5150
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    This would be dead sexy. Now I can finally put those stamped "Powered by Ford" valve covers to use.
     

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  9. RmK57
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    An orange 351 Cleveland just wouldn't look right.

    I've got a set of these in the attic. Not sure what year they came out. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1489073952.302177.jpg
     
  10. falcongeorge
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    That's not the Cleveland, the Cleveland is for the '67, its a 289.
     
  11. Here ya go Denny- Not tradiotinal but it is a BOSS 302 and a kick in the pants

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  12. Late 50s to '65, all Ford long blocks were black with color-coded valve covers and air cleaners. The Ford 'corporate blue' showed up in '66 and hung around until about '80 or 81....
     
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    I acquired an early 221/260 in a trade
    kept it incase I wanted to use a 302 in one of my projects
    It has the timing cover with the oil fill tube/breather and a generator and down draft tube on the intake
    this would work with some no hole finned covers and definitely have the 'pre 64' look
     
  18. gnichols
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    Now that's good looking... my favorite block color, too. Gary
     
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  19. FrankenRodz
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    Three Quarter Engine.JPG
    A 221 is a Completely Different Beast.
    Thinner wall casting, so it can't be bored.
    Essentially a Boat Anchor!
    I ditched my '62 221, in favor of a '63 289.
    Bone Stock Colors.
     
  20. anthony myrick
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    yes
    I just wanted to keep the timing cover with the fill tube and the gen mounting to disguise a 289/302
    some later blocks will need an oil return drilled for the tube to work
     
  21. The reason the '62-63 SBF oil-fill timing cover disappeared is it does a very poor job of evacuating the crankcase. Lots of condensation build-up inside the motor (they were famous for rotting the dipstick in half) and under the valve covers. If you live in a low-humidity area it may work for you, in a high humidity area, not so much....

    I've never seen one with a down-draft tube; all I've seen had a PVC valve mounted to the intake (which is very hard to find these days....).

    The big issue with the 351W is there's almost no 'vintage' intakes available. The only multicarb units I'm aware of is the 2-4V Edelbrock (forcing you to use their carbs because Holleys won't fit) and the Price Motorsport 2-4V lo-riser (which accepts Holleys) but is designed primarily for kit cobra applications (which is why it's a lo-rise; to fit under those low hoods). If you have deep pockets, you can get a 4-Weber set-up. There's adaptors to use 289-302 intakes on them, but you need to mod the distributor and it still doesn't look 'right'...
     
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