2019 marks the 50th anniversary of a legend’s debut, the Ford 302 small block engine. Through many generations and different names, from the 302 Windsor to the 302 “Boss” engine, this 302 line of high-performance powerhouse from Ford Motor was a quantum leap in muscle car engine technology at the time.
The Ford V10 engine was originally used in primarily Ford trucks as an alternative to diesel. Ford V10 engines were most popular for use in commercial trucks that included motor homes, shuttles and panel vans. It was also found in some 3/4 and 1 ton pickups, medium duty vans and chassis cabs. Because so many trucks and vans in the United States (and around the world) have a V10 engine, replacing and / or rebuilding these cylinder heads is often required as these trucks and engines age.