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: 302 to a 351W, stock AC brackets won't work!



cat246
April 23rd, 2008, 10:58 PM
I have a 68 Coug, pulled out the original 302 engine, to swap it for mildly built 351W with Rousch heads. The problem I am running into is the power steering adaptor to compensate for the taller deck will not allow me to reinstall the stock Air conditioning mounting bracket(s), because it will not sit flush against the heads.....:(.

Has ANYONE dealt with this problem before,okay I'm sure someone has.Can anyone advise me what to do before I drop a $1000.00 on a March pulley kit with a newer style Sanden AC compressor? Please help, my kitty is down.:uhoh:

Art
April 24th, 2008, 12:15 AM
Here ya go (http://www.wildhorses4x4.com/product/Power_Steering_Bracket_351W/More_Engine_Parts)

As far as the AC, I finally used brackets from a 69 Galaxie

CougarCJ
April 24th, 2008, 12:18 AM
From what I have learned, the AC mounting brackets are not interchangeable from the 302 to 351W. The lateral steel bracket is definitely taller on the 351 than the 302. Not sure about the cast iron pedestal.

cat246
April 24th, 2008, 10:36 PM
I actually ordered a bracket w/ idlers, including polished AC compressor from HOTRODAIR, for under $400.00. I haven't got it yet,but it seemed to be pretty reasonably priced.(I will be converting to R134, much cheaper)Thanks Guys.:wave:

my69xr7rocks
April 28th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Hi cat426
Please add your location to your profile you nev er know you could be neighbors with some one on the forum.
Juli:wave:

BuntyRit73
December 4th, 2009, 02:09 PM
im looking for a stock 4bbl manifold for a 289/302 let me know what you have thanks, mike

1969XR7Vert
December 4th, 2009, 02:20 PM
im looking for a stock 4bbl manifold for a 289/302 let me know what you have thanks, mike

WTF, Over? :bong:

yeloxr7
December 4th, 2009, 03:14 PM
"Rousch"? Is that some sort of knock-off brand?

Art
December 7th, 2009, 02:33 AM
im looking for a stock 4bbl manifold for a 289/302 let me know what you have thanks, mike
How about four 2bbl. manifolds?

cougarshaman
December 9th, 2009, 10:07 AM
"Rousch"? Is that some sort of knock-off brand?
It's a cheap Pro-Comp knock off. :biggrn2:

cat246
January 3rd, 2010, 10:20 PM
If those are cheap, I'd say BUY 'em, they perform great. If you need heads to perform better, open your wallet and spend some money on some AFR's or Brodix heads, but most of us common folks can't afford to spend like $2-3k on just cylinder heads. My cat puts down 378 RWHP with those "cheap" Rousch heads on a 351W.