Performance Difference, 302 and 429?

Discussion in '1969 Ford Mustang BOSS 429' started by Boughetto777, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. Does anyone know how big of a performance difference there is in the 1970 Ford 302 Boss Mustang, and the 1970 Ford 429 Boss Mustang? I was just wondering this. Thanks.
     
  2. Re: Performance Difference, 302 and 429?

    the boss 302 was more of a hardcore road racing car, made to homologate the engine for a racing series. the boss '9's were made to homologate that engine for NASCAR. so, the boss 302 was built much more for handling than the boss 9, but the boss 9 could hold its own with the best of em on handling too. think of the boss 9 as a grown-up boss 302
     
  3. Re: Performance Difference, 302 and 429?

    I think of the 302 as the 429's younger brother.
     
  4. Re: Performance Difference, 302 and 429?

    The 429 was handicapped on the street because it was a high revver (for the time) meant to be gunned around super-speedways. The 302 was simply one of the best handling cars of the period. Racing style handling and an engine that didn't amount to a fridge strapped to the hood (429). It's really a matter of preference, oval or road course.
     
  5. Re: Performance Difference, 302 and 429?

    Yeah, the 429 sadly was intended for NASCAR use, so high revs IS what it was aimed for. but anywho, a BOSSS 429 would be sweet...but a 302 REALLY stands out because of the way it looks.
     

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