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senzstang
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From: perry, oh, usa
Registered: May 2002

posted 03-21-2003 07:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for senzstang   Click Here to Email senzstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My buddy who knows I am a Mustang junkie picked up a short block that someone was taking to the dump. Using a Ford part interchange book it turns out the block is a 66 HIPO. Unfortunately it is in really bad shape having one cylinder wall very deeply grooved.
The good news is the connecting rods had a code of C3AED on them. The reference book lists these as Boss 302 connecting rods. Obviously the Boss name got my attention.
My question is are they worth any money? Maybe an even better question is - Was the reference book right?

Thanks for your help - Phil

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KULTULZ
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From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 03-21-2003 07:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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The good news is the connecting rods had a code of C3AED on them. The reference book lists these as Boss 302 connecting rods.

What you have to understand is that several rods may have the same casting no. What makes them 289HP or 302BOSS after that is the way they are machined. 302 BOSS rods are derived from the same molds more or less.

Have you thought about having the block sleeved? If not, at least hold onto the main caps as they are valuable.

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/speed parts used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) from 1958 thru 1968.

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V8 Thumper
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On its way to the scrapper? Talk about falling into a goldmine

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