View Full Version : Got my 302 started, finally.

07-28-2015, 07:51 AM
Well, the project 1985 Ford Thunderbird w/302 has a running engine now. Though it is running, I still have a while to go on the car. The engine also needs to be tuned and tweaked much more, but I wanted to update the status on the build. Be sure to use HD settings, Enjoy. :cool:


Restoration Build for 1985 Thunderbird.
Remove Engine & All Smog, Install 1988 302 V8
All New Seals & Hoses
Ford Racing Roller HO E303 1.6 Cam 1,3,7,2,6,5,4,8
Ford Racing Hydraulic lifters, Rockers & Push Rods
Comp Cams Magnum Double Roller Timing Gear Set
Edelbrock 1406 600cfm 4bbl carb
Edelbrock 2121K Performer Intake & kit
Edelbrock Top Flow Air Cleaner
MSD Digital 6A Multispark Ignition
MSD 8282 Blaster ll Coil
Chrome Valve Covers/T-handles
Chrome Shorty Style Hugger Headers
Duel Stainless Pypes Mufflers & Chrome Tips
Aluminiumized Duel Exhaust "X" Pipe
Duralast Modified Duraspark Wide Cap Distributor w/Machined Gear
Ford Distributor Rubber Cover Protector
March Performance Serpentine Underdrive Engine Pulley Kit w/Oversized Alt Pulley.
FelPro Full Gasket Kit w/One piece Blue Oil Pan Metal Inlaid Rubber Gasket
B&M AOD Shift Improver / Street Set Installation
Wix Trany Filter
Wix Fuel Filter
Ported heads - exhaust and gasket matched head to header
Trick Flow Double Valve Spring Complete Set
Remove and Relap Exhaust & Intake Valves, New guide seals
Repaint engine bay to black
Holley Fuel Pressure regulator
Goody's Fuel Regulator Pressure Gauge
Turbo Coupe Naca Hood Scoops
New Aluminum Heater Core
Remove Fuel Tank, Flush, Paint, Replace Sock Filter, Check Pump
Replaced Dash Speedo Display & Repaired the transmission gear indication.
Starter & Solenoid

Interior Completed
Wink 5 panel rear view mirror
Replace, Dye to Black
New stereo in dash
New Cougar 3rd Tail Light
Dash Cover
New Windshield
Replace headliner
Rebuilt both window regulator motors & door lock motors, lubed mechanism.
Redo upholstery under back window
Install 3 gauge pillar
Install 8 New Gauges & Sensors
*Sun Tachometer w/rev light Gauge
*Voltmeter Gauge
*Engine Temperature Gauge
*Oil pressure Gauge
*Trany Pressure Gauge
*Trany Temp Gauge
*Vacuum Gauge
*Goody's Fuel Regulator Pressure Gauge

Replace Column Shifter to Console Shifter - have parts
Carb Throttle Linkage
Kick down rod for AOD - non cable
New Paint - Car
Lowering Kit
Tint Windows
New Hi-Back Buckets w/belts
AC Recharge
Hood shocks