Sunday 07/10/00, I've been holding off updating the site until I could finally say that the engine is done. Well, it's done! I think it looks about as good as a stock EFI 302 can look. I'll get some more pictures and comments posted soon.
only options I added to the engine were the FMS valve cover dress up kit
and the Flowtech headers. Neither was as simple as it should have been.
In addition to the problems with the valve cover mounting bolts being
too long and the throttle bracket hitting the cover, I found that a vacuum
fitting under the plenum also hit the taller Cobra valve cover. A little
grinding on the fitting fixed this. I ended up elongating the holes in
the throttle bracket to get it to fit.
So that's about it for the engine. Lots of cleaning, wire brushing parts and painting, but it turned out great. I'm cleaning up the transmission and starter this week and will get the engine installed as soon as I can line up a hoist and some help.