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I could be picking up a 302 out of a 85 Ford ltd. I'm just wondering if it is a roller motor? It's got the variable venturi carb on it and it is all complete. Is it worth picking it up and stroking it out or just take it and use it for parts? I can pick it up for free, anything that is free is a good deal right, I dont know the specs on this motor so if anybody would know, please respond!
 

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I have an 86 ltd motor and it was a roller motor but only 177 horse power. I dont think the carb motor was a roller moter.
 

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It's low HP, and the pistons are cast, not forged, like an 87-92 Mustang.

The block would probably be fine, but the rest would need going-through.

It is roller, btw..

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To the best of my knowledge,the 1985 5.0 had a CFI injection setup.

1985 with the VV carb,is usually a 351W.Unless it is a Canadien car,the emissions requirements were different.Or someone carbed it.

I am willing to bet that the block is a flat tappet block,85 was a toss up year.They had roller and flat tappet cams,roller and flat tappet blocks.
All 85 5.0 HO with a 4bbl carb are roller,the CFI HO 5.0,usually has a flat tappet block.Though some CFI HO came with a flat tappet cam in a roller block.

The 1985 5.0 2bbl/CFI low output is almost definatley a flat tappet block.

The only way to tell is to yank the intake and take a look.
 
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