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jkbk67
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67 or 68 question

Post by jkbk67 » 23 Jul 2017, 12:03

Hey guys, Ive got a question about my late model 67. I've been under the assumption that someone has put a 302 in it along the way as the 67 didn't have the 302 but I've recently (now) had to pull the heads off for bad gaskets and , in running the exhaust manifold numbers , it shows as 67/68 302 heads. Now given that it could have been changed , is there any possibility, in a late 67 (think it was March) that the 302 is Stock? Can't happen these days but stories do abound of "oddities" caused by parts shortages. Thoughts?

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Re: 67 or 68 question

Post by 1967 S Code » 23 Jul 2017, 12:34

The first thing I'd say or ask is, do you have a Marti report for your Cougar? It will tell you exactly how your Cougar was built.
https://www.martiauto.com/martireports.cfm
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Re: 67 or 68 question

Post by Royce » 23 Jul 2017, 14:48

Back in the day when you needed a valve job you took your heads to the local machine shop and exchanged them for a fresh rebuilt pair. Lots of our cars ended up with parts that are "close" to correct but not correct as a result.

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23 Jul 2017, 12:03
Hey guys, Ive got a question about my late model 67. I've been under the assumption that someone has put a 302 in it along the way as the 67 didn't have the 302 but I've recently (now) had to pull the heads off for bad gaskets and , in running the exhaust manifold numbers , it shows as 67/68 302 heads. Now given that it could have been changed , is there any possibility, in a late 67 (think it was March) that the 302 is Stock? Can't happen these days but stories do abound of "oddities" caused by parts shortages. Thoughts?
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Re: 67 or 68 question

Post by Mach702003 » 04 Aug 2017, 08:17

On your post you stated you ran the numbers off your exhaust manifolds, The exhaust manifolds off a 289 and 302 are the same, you would need to run numbers on block and heads to know if the true year.

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