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Old 10-07-2006, 02:25 AM   #1
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Default Interceptor Engine vs Regular 5.0

I can buy a 302 engine for $75 cash, everything i need but the heads, just needs to be put together too. The guy said it was the pocice interceptor enigne. So whats the difference between that and a regular 5.0? he said better cams for sure and he didnt really know what else. 2 upper intakes, one head. Thanks...
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Old 10-07-2006, 02:27 AM   #2
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Default RE: Interceptor Engine vs Regular 5.0

yeah he's right about the cam..and the bore is more i think i think its a 306 not a 302. and i think it has either a B or E cam.. i cant remember
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Old 10-07-2006, 02:56 AM   #3
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Default RE: Interceptor Engine vs Regular 5.0

I thought only the computer was modded. I didn't think they would have bigger cam?
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Old 10-07-2006, 02:59 AM   #4
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Default RE: Interceptor Engine vs Regular 5.0

The Mustang SSp was essentially a more rugged version of the 5.0 Mustang, with added features not available to the general public. According to the 1993 Mustang SSP brochure, available options included:

Engine, 5.0 L HO V8 with Sequential Multi-Port Injection
Forged pistons, roller cam (Hypereutectic pistons 1993)
Engine oil cooler
Aircraft-type silicone radiator hoses and clamps
5-speed manual or 4-speed AOD transmission
Auto transmission fluid cooler
Brakes, power disc front/drum rear with rotor shields
Stainless steel factory headers
Dual exhaust system w/stainless tips
Fuel tank capacity — 15.4 U.S. gallons (58 L)
Heavy duty stabilizer bars, front and rear
Full instrumentation with in-dash tachometer
130 amp heavy duty alternator
2 Piece VASCAR speedometer cable
Certified calibrated speedometer 0-160 mph
Non-operational courtesy lights (safety feature)
Steering wheel, leather wrapped
Relocated rear deck release
Single key locking doors/trunk
Reinforced floor pans
Full size spare tire
15" X 7" cast aluminum wheels
Depending on which agency bought them, extras like rollcages (requested by Oregon State Police) and power windows (requested by New York State Police) made each SSP unique to their respective departments. The original configuration of the civilian Mustang with its small rear seat and manual transmission were generally considered ill-suited for a law-enforcement vehicle. A number of Mustang SSP's were of the automatic transmission to free an officers hand from using the manual transmission stick so that he could use the hand for other duties, such as speaking on a radio or grabbing his sidearm.

Virtually all of the 15,000 Mustang SSP's were of the coupe or "notchback" style cars; 5 examples made for the California Highway Patrol in 1982 were of the hatchback model.
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Old 10-07-2006, 03:09 AM   #5
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Default RE: Interceptor Engine vs Regular 5.0

the interceptor was only on the 4.6 cars...theres no designation of the motor being called diffrently, to my knowledge, but its not an "interceptor" none the less.
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Old 10-07-2006, 06:32 AM   #6
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I can tell you that most of the list presented is accurate with just a couple exceptions. I know for a fact that not all of the courtesy lights in the police models were non-functional, and that not all of the Oregon State Police units had roll cages installed. I know because my dad was an OSP Senior Trooper and drove their Mustangs and Camaros from time to time. He rather hated both of them for cruddy rear visibility and being cramped for his body size. But the dome lights could be turned on and the ones his office had didn't have roll cages. Just thought I'd mention that.
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