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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-11-2001, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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I was at a local show yesterday sponsered by a corvette club. One of the trivia questions was who built the first 302 engine and when. I thought to myself...Ford 1968...My dad has a 68 GT with a 302 225 HP engine. They claimed the correct answer was chevy in 1969. He said that chevy sold the design to Ford. Is this guy just having a chevy we* dream?


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J code...... 1968 4 bbl..... that was the first 302..... im afraid the chebby guy is full of it..... like most of them. hehe

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302 was a decendent of the 289 which was a decendent of the 260 of the late 50's early sixties. 1968 was the first 302. Maybe they ment the first Chevy 302

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Wasn't the Chevrolet engine a 305? Maybe both existed.

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He definately asked WHO made the first 302.


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Well let's see, the 302 I put in my 66 is out of a 68, and has date codes indicating this. If Chevy made the first 302 in 69, then mine must be one of those one-up anomolies that's worth a FORTUNE!

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The '67 Chevy Camaro Z28 had a 302 in it. The '69 was likely a typo. BTW, there was NOTHING in common between the chevy and ford 302's, except cubic inch dispacement.
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Not true - the first Z-28 came out in 1967 - it had a 302 (known as the 302 MO as opposed to the 302 DZ which was the 1969 version).

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You to can make your own 302 by installing a 289 crank into a 327 block.

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I think you mean the Chevy 283 crank.

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that would be a 283 crank into a 327 block. But the 283 is a large journal crank and 327 is a small journal block, so it is not that easy. I guess I did learn something hanging out with those bowtie boys on sat nights.

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I think the Chev. 302 is a 283 crank in a 327 block...

Now if we want to get really confusing, didn't Studebaker make its own 289 cubic inch engine a couple of years before Ford?

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Not that Chevy is my thing, but I recall that Car Craft did one with a 283 crank, 327 block, 350 rods. But I was 13 when I read the article, so don't hold me to it. But I'd still rather have a BOSS 302 under the hood


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Best of my recollection:

Ford - 260, 289, 302, 351W is the line
Chevy - 283, 302, 305, 307, 327, 350, 400

BTW, wouldn't that be a GM engine?


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You are correct, sir. I have 289 on the brain today.

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