Mustang 302 in a Coupe
I recently bought a “41 Ford coupe. The motor is supposed to be a “69 Mustang 302. Any way I can check this? Also, if it is a 302, I would like to know: points setting, timing setting, oil capacity, etc. Or where I can get this info.
Re Mustang 302 in a Coupe
A 1969 Mustang 302 V8 will have casting numbers on the block that will identify its date and type.
First off, the easiest way to identify a 302 is that there are several raised areas in the casting that say “302”. Beyond that we need to look at the casting numbers to see more details.
A 1969 302 casting number will be C9ZE. The C stands for the decade (1960s) The 9 for the year (1969). Z denotes that this was an engine installed in a Mustang. And finally the E is the engineered component (engine).
As you can see in the picture above, this engine, while a 1969, is not a Mustang engine. The first 2 letters indicate that it is a 1969 engine, but the letter O after that indicates that it is either a Ford Fairlane or Ford Torino engine.
All engine assemblies except for the Ford (DeTomaso) Pantera are lettered from A-Z. The Pantera is numbered rather than lettered(6).
This is then followed by a numerical sequence that further identifies it within that family (6000 – 6898).
Best thing I can suggest for specs on tune-up is to consult a repair manual for that engine once you have identified exactly which engine that is. If you cant find specs for the engine at that point, I will be happy to see what I can do to get them for you.
Hope that helps.