The Ford 302 is a beast of engine. I have one in my 01 Merc Mountaineer nd it still runs with well over 150,000 miles with no issues other than a sticky throttle body (I blame the salt air near the coast) and that was taken care of with a quick splash of WD-40.
Still powerful too, 8 seconds is mighty quick for 2 1/2 ton SUV. The sound is intoxicating too.
God im still a Ford guy, why the hell do I drive a BMW?