My 65 has 302boss they said it was. It won,t start I tried all the typical things. What else could it be

Asked by Mar 07, 2017 at 09:48 PM about the 1965 Ford Mustang Standard Fastback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Engine looks good but I can,t get it started.

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You tried starter fluid in carb at turn over to see if you have fire and/or no fuel? Do you have either?

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The 302 must have been added later 1968 was the first year for the 302 and 1969 was the first year for the Boss 302.

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A real Boss 302 engine is worth something but like creator says not all 302's are Boss.

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All the typical things? What does that mean? If I tried all my typical things it would be doing burnouts on my street.

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Fuel, timing,spark,air,battery, are all good. What's next? Of course it was added later, in an attempt to make a clone shelby. T5. Can you suggest what I try next


Compression is another thing to check. I would double check the timing.

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Hard to check timing without engine running.hate to pull valve covers to check tdc


Look up static timing. Pulling valve covers is a 10 minute job. If you don't put the time in to do it right how do you expect to succeed?

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