Re: Anyone do a 400 based 302?
A 302 was built as a 302 because it was competing in the five liter motor size, against European five liter sedans, That is why the 302 exists, it was a sports car ready to race; beating up on Jaguars and the occasional Mustang with their 302, until American Motors handed them their heads for three years in a row thanks to Donohue. After that Ford's Roush Racing dynasty won the next six season in a row which is why Chevy stop sponsoring the race.
If you wanted to go TransAm racing in the seven liter class you raced a 'Vette: but you were competing against Ferrari, a whale tail Turbo Porsche six bangers and again Jag this time powered by with a V12 instead of an in-line six cylinder. Not to mention Lamborghini, Maserati, Audi and BMW all running V12 turbo powered cars. Wasn't much fun for the 'vette teams.
They claimed it was a driver's race but the cars seamed to matter more than the driver ever did at least from a spectator's point of view.