The firing order of the Ford 302 is 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8. The rotor direction under the distributor for this engine is counterclockwise. Ford numbers the cylinders sequentially from the front to back, with 1-4 on the driver's left and 5-8 on the right, according to BoxWrench.Continue Reading
CarsDirect indicates Ford used this engine in many of its most popular vehicles beginning in 1968 and ending in 2001. The 302 cubic-inch displacement is 4.9 liters, but Ford refers to it as a 5.0-liter engine in vehicles from production after the metric system took over the naming of vehicles. The 5.0 designation, in part, is to differentiate it from Ford's 300-inch inline six that the manufacturer calls a 4.9.
Classic Ford vehicles using this engine include the 1968 Shelby GT and Lincoln luxury Continental. Although no longer available in new Ford vehicles, replacement crate 302 engines are available through Ford's racing division. In addition, due to their popularity and many years of production, used and rebuilt 302 engines are available through many wrecking yards and engine rebuilders.
Like many of the other popular muscle car engines of earlier decades, government regulations regarding fuel economy and lower emissions, along with the increasing cost of fuel, are all partially responsible for the demise of the 302. Ford's phaseout of the popular Windsor series of motors, including the 302, began in 1996 with the introduction of the 4.6 liter modular V8.Learn more about Car Makes & Models
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