Mark Houlahan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
October 28, 2010
Photos By: Jim Smart

The Details
Jim Bridgett's '70 Mustang Boss 302

Engine

  • Ford Racing Boss 302 block
  • 4.00-inch bore
  • 3.00-inch stroke
  • Forged pistons
  • Floating piston pins
  • Stock crank machined 0.010-inch on rods and mains
  • Crane Cams Boss 302 cam
  • Stock cylinder heads ported and polished
  • Stock intake powdercoated
  • Holley 780-cfm carburetor rebuilt by Pony Carburetors
  • Autolite dual-point distributor

Transmission

  • Top Loader four-speed manual
  • Hurst shifter

Rearend

  • Ford 9-inch housing
  • Traction-Lok differential
  • 3.91 gears

Exhaust

  • Stock reproduction dual exhaust

Suspension

  • Front: Stock 350 lb/in coil springs, stock control arms, heavy-duty shocks
  • Rear: Stock four-leaf springs, heavy-duty shocks (staggered)

Brakes

  • Front: Stock 11-inch discs, single-piston calipers
  • Rear: Stock 10-inch drums

Wheels

  • Front: Magnum 500, 15x7
  • Rear: Magnum 500, 15x7

Tires

  • Front: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P235/60R15
  • Rear: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P255/60R15

Interior

  • Original black vinyl bucket seats and carpet, Grant Mustang steering wheel, Sun Super Tach

Exterior

  • DuPont Bright Gold Metallic, rear window Sport Slats, front and rear spoilers

Boss 302 Production Figures

  • 1969..........1,628 units
  • 1970..........7,013 units

Boss 302 Production Colors

1969 Production

  • Acapulco Blue
  • Bright Yellow
  • Calypso Coral
  • Wimbledon White

1970 Production

  • Black
  • Bright Blue Metallic
  • Bright Yellow
  • Dark Ivy Green Metallic
  • Grabber Orange
  • Grabber Blue
  • Grabber Green
  • Light Ivy Yellow
  • Medium Blue Metallic
  • Medium Gold Metallic
  • Medium Lime Metallic
  • Pastel Blue
  • Red Vermillion
  • White