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

    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.

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    Here ya go

    As far as the AC, I finally used brackets from a 69 Galaxie
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    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.
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    I think I found a solution!!

    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.

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  7. 302 to a 351W stock AC brackets wont work

    im looking for a stock 4bbl manifold for a 289/302 let me know what you have thanks, mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuntyRit73 View Post
    im looking for a stock 4bbl manifold for a 289/302 let me know what you have thanks, mike
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    "Rousch"? Is that some sort of knock-off brand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuntyRit73 View Post
    im looking for a stock 4bbl manifold for a 289/302 let me know what you have thanks, mike
    How about four 2bbl. manifolds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeloxr7 View Post
    "Rousch"? Is that some sort of knock-off brand?
    It's a cheap Pro-Comp knock off.



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    "Cheap Pro-Comp KNOCK OFF"

    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.

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