Ford 302 vs 5.0


Dec 8, 2020
If you already have a 302/5.0L motor in your boat everything will fit a replacement long block from any parts house or engine rebuilder. Just transfer all the items off the old motor that are'nt on the replacement engine. You can also get a Ford 351 Windsor motor and all items will transfer to it also.
The 351 is wider and the intakes are different.


New Member
Nov 17, 2017
Staten Island, NY
You can still get a 302/5.0L Ford Marine engine. 302 and 305 cubic inches both round to 5L. Chevy and Ford started calling them 5L a while back. I prefer the numbers. Ford still makes the old 302 block and refers to it as a 302 in their crate engine offerings. The 5L in F150s and Mustangs is the newer Coyote version.
I couldn't get a new 302 block in 2002 . got the last of the 357s PCM and put in my 20' cuddy. The increased HP was nice. Slight mods to the engine box ,raise 1,1/4 ". Amazingly it fit the width. 351 is about that much wider as higher.

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