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I need some advice on 2 questions
First off, I have a 98 and a 99 with the 5.4L triton in them. On the 98 the motor is locked up. On the 99 it is knocking like a sob. I have been told that these motors need to be replaced, and not rebuilt. The trucks both have less than 150,000 on them. Should I replace the motors or have have them rebuilt?
Ok the second part is that I have an 73 Gran Torino that has a 351 Cleavland in it. I am looking at possibly rebuilding the motor and putting it into either a sand drag car or a drag car. I would like to do the work myself since 1, I have always wanted to rebuild a motor, and 2 I am on a tight budget. I am looking at having it bored and putting oversize pistons in it, putting in a different cam. What else would be recommended to help achieve more HP? I havent quite decided what carb will go on it, which tranny (thinking the power glide) and what size rear end that will go with the motor. I am hoping to have this little project done in 2-3 years, since i will be buying it one part at a time.