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Boss 302s for sale on bring a trailer

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Nice unit, will be interesting to see what it goes for.
Love the bickering about what 302R's and 302S's came with in the peanut gallery too!
Is that really a thing??? Are the options for the new B2’s not fully documented by Ford with millions of pages of sales literature?

We go through this so much on the vintage site. Actually a full blown D’Swingin’ going on right now on a ‘65 K-Code someone is trying to buy in CA.
 
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there was an absolutely cherry Boss at the Audi club deal in December, we borrowed a drive shaft out of it. Someone at Kohr knows the owner. It was the nicest track oriented Boss I have ever seen. Burnt orange
 
I've been watching this Boss on BAT and am very tempted. One hesitation is that it isn't seam welded.

I'm also curious why Ford chose 4 piston Brembo fronts and what appears to be stock rear brakes. The FP350S has a much nicer AP setup.
 

Dave_W

Cones - not just for ice cream
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Not sure, but I think the brake setup was mostly determined by what the sanctioning bodies would allow for the race classes the 302R and 302S were targeted at.
 
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I've been watching this Boss on BAT and am very tempted. One hesitation is that it isn't seam welded.

I'm also curious why Ford chose 4 piston Brembo fronts and what appears to be stock rear brakes. The FP350S has a much nicer AP setup.
It looks like a great car. You can always seem weld it after you buy it, if you want. The 4 piston breaks on the front were state of the art at the time. The rears were stock due to the stick axle. It is a proven combination for the platform.
 
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I've been watching this Boss on BAT and am very tempted. One hesitation is that it isn't seam welded.

I'm also curious why Ford chose 4 piston Brembo fronts and what appears to be stock rear brakes. The FP350S has a much nicer AP setup.
Not being seam welded in not a big deal. Plenty of the cars are routinely raced and win and are not seam welded. It also isn't worth the cost or effort to disassembly, seam weld, and then repaint the car inside and out to do the seam welding after the fact.

The Brembo's are great brakes to include the 14" version installed on the 2013 Boss 302S. Leo Capaldi has raced his personal Boss 302 with these brakes for the past several years. Also, our own Fabman runs a four pot 14" Brembo brake system with great results (i.e. this years ITE regional champion).

If you ever need more in the brake department, it is an easy upgrade to the 2014 Boss 302S 15" setup. Another option is to swap to the wide annulus 14" rotor and pads. You could also upgrade the 3" brake ducts to 4" to cool the 14" rotors more effectively (Fabman makes a great 4" brake duct).

Update: The car for sale looks like it already has the 4" carbon fiber brake ducts.
 
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JDee

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I had the front end stitch welded on a car I was racing in "showroom stock" (LOL) back in the late 80s, early 90s. Engine was out for rebuild, front end was completely accessible. Was it worth doing? Damn right it was, two championships later I never regretted it. Not sure cars would benefit as much now though, they are so much stronger than back in the day when they were "flexi-flyers".
Funny thing, there was zero effort to hide the welds, other than a coat of paint, and the tech wienies never once mentioned them, even the guys in the "pro" series never picked them up. Or if they did, they didn't care, figured maybe I had finally smartened up and was just doing what everyone else already had done.
 

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