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1967vert
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From: Columbus NE USA
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posted 10-10-2002 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1967vert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello, I bought a 1989 boat with a 302 in it. I noticed that it could have had a 302HO with a differant firing order. What makes it an HO? Just the cam? Why not keep the same firing order, but up the cam specs.

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-10-2002 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cam, pistons, heads, intake, carb or FI, timing chain and gears comprise an HO. FoMoCo went to the 351 firing order to keep cylinders 7 and 8 from firing side by side. It was always a source of missfire.

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Buster
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...and take some load off the rear main.

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