the 302 IS the 5.0 litre.
The standard engine was I'm pretty sure a straight six, but someone here
will know for sure. Maybe the 300 ci(I forget if it was 299, 300, or 301).
It was a new body style for 79.
The answers to life's problems aren't found at the bottom of a bottle.
The 300 six was never installed in a passenger car by Ford.
It's smaller 240 sibling was installed in earlier models
but, I don't believe it made it into anything that late. I
believe '79 was the first year of the 5.0L engine which is
an update on the 302. The update was a change in the way
the engine was balanced changing the crank balance factor
from 28 oz to 50 oz thus the change in identification.
Unless you try to intermix the involved parts, the engines
are the same from an operational standpoint. The bottom
line is that the engine are similar and related yet,
definitely, very different.
My memory ain't what it used to be but I thought Ford offered
the 300 inch six in passanger cars in the early 60's. I knew twin
brothers, one had a 283 Chevy with 3 on the tree and his brother
had a Ford Sunliner with a 2bbl six with 3 speed and OD.
The six whipped the 283 just about every time.
The 300 put out gobbs of torque.
That may be the way your remember things, but what I posted
was factual. I'm sure it will make you happy so I'll give
you the last word. I'll have no more comment on the subject.
"C. E. White" wrote:
302 cu. in.....
1 in = 2.54 cm, 1 cu in = 2.54 *3= 16.387 cu. cm
16.387 X 302 = 4948.89 cu cm
1 L = 1000 cu cm.......
302 cu in = 4.94889 L...................
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