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Does anyone out there know if i can put a 74 ford 302 into a 1988 ford f250 that had a 351 in it? Will the 302 bolt up to the transmition?

All you ford fanatics!!!! I really need someone to answer this for me before i buy the 302. Thanks...

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Yes all will bolt up.

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If I recall correctly, the only 351 with the same bolt pattern as the 302 was the windsor 351 (351W). The 351 C was a Cleveland made engine, and the 351M (for "modified") had the same bolt pattern as the 351C- different from the 302. A quick check is the top two bolts on the bell housing- the 302's top bolts are pretty close together- about 3 or 4 inches apart. Most engines space the top two bolts further apart. I never was a ford fanatic, so don't take my memory for gospel. You planning on running a carbureted '74 engine in your truck?

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