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    Posted: 29-March-2006 at 10:15AM

I just seen this 302 it had two "knobs" cast into the block one on either side.  They are about 1-1.5" around and stick out about 1.5-2".  From my book it says that this is a mexican block.  Did they ever make a standard block with the "knobs" cast into the block.  The engine is in a 72 Torino but not sure if it's original.  If this is a mexican block is it worth saving.  The car was suppose to go up for sale and I don't want to do an engine swap if a 5.0 block is as strong.  Thanks

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-June-2006 at 10:14AM
I was just talking to my freind about the mexican block he said that if they have the knobs they are mexican if not they are american "weaker" block  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-January-2007 at 3:03PM
should say "hecho en mexico" somewhere on the casting.  The heads will also say this when you take the valve covers off.
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