What is the most powerful ford 302 ever made i have a 72 stang and i am going to have to put a remanufactured engine in there and i want somethign that is carburated not fuel injected prolly what a 1984 302 do they have high power to???
Notwithstanding the Boss302, as far as 302's go, the most powerful (carbureted) would most likely be the '85 302-4V HO, roller cam motor with 225hp (net). IIRC correctly, the '84 had a poorly designed head (combustion chamber).
It should also be noted, that if you want more "GO" with the least amount of "MO", consider swapping in a 351W. The hassles would be about the same as going to a late 302, and there is so much more potential, especially torque, which is what you feel in the seat of your pants.
'66 A-code Fastback (therapy)
'89 Town Car (SWMBO D'driver)
'87 Caprice (as req'd by Hagerty)
i thought the 85's were fuel injected though or are they? Also if i get a 351w wouldnt i have to change the tranny also i just bought a holley 600 carb and a edelbrock performer intake and i cant take those things back so i almost need a 302 what should i do???