LOL! Probably would've been better if he would've asked about a 302 on one of the Ford boards, but I guess there are a few of us here who have other projects going on that aren't Mopars. I'm pretty sure FE lifters would drop into the bores, but wouldn't have oil holes for pushrods, as the FE engines oil the rockers the same way as the big block Mopar. If the NOS lifters were just sold without specifying which engine family they were for that might be the issue. Would the pushrods fit with FE lifters? I don't know. Other than no oil holes, I can't think of any other reason why the oil would get as far as the lifters and no farther, unless like someone said, they're clogged, but all 16? Maybe I suppose.