seeing as how the engine I bought to put in this truck engine up being a pos. I saw this go up on eBay last night. Junk yard local to me. It’s a 2000 Mercury 302. Supposed to be fairly low miles. 3 month warranty. I made an offer of 275 and they accepted. I’ll tear it down tomorrow to see what I got. But so far so good. Had a fairly decent tune up done.
I also just realized I never updated this thread as to what has Happened to this project.
You’ll notice about 1 page back. I had a fully rebuilt 306 that I just finished painting and assembling. Well. I got in a bind. And someone offered me 1500 for that engine. So I sold it. About a month later. I found a 302 for sale locally for 100 bucks. So I picked it up. Tore it down. And found it was another 306. That was recently rebuilt. So I stored it under my bench. Well last month after being laid off, I decided to start working on the engine. That’s when I discovered some weird marks in one of the cylinder walls. Come to find out. The engine blew a head gasket. And the piston scuffed the wall. So the piston was trash. And the block needed to be bored over again. So I just scrapped the engine.
I was just about ready to order a reman engine. When I saw the deal pop up for this 302. So we’ll see if this works out or not.