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Old 03-17-2013, 07:59 PM
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Right now I am in the middle of restoring my high school truck a 72 f250 wanting to drop in a 351 windsor into with 4 speed but not sure if it will just drop in or not. Any one out there might have an idea.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:30 AM
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you could get those trucks with a 302 so with the right motor mounts you should be fine.
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is the truck 2wd or 4x4? I helped my cousin intall a 302 with a 4 speed in a 69 ford sport, and like mentioned ealier it droped right in with the right motor mounts.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:22 AM
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Its a 4x4. Wanted to go with a 351 but after looking might just go with the 390. My other plan for putting one ton running gear under it go shot out the window cause ford didn't make a one ton 4x4 until the late 70's and to do that change would run about $8000.
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I think a 390 is a very good choice, but its going to be a gas sucker. I had a friend with a 390 on his, and that thing was a beast. I have a friend with a 70's 4x4 ford and he has a 351 in it, runs like a champ. I think that whatever happens make it your own project with your own ideas and you will enjoy building it Im sure there are a lot of knowledgeable people on here with great advise. I have a 54 chevy I have yet to build, mainly couse my plans for it are greater than the money I have in my pockets
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The truck would only be a summer weekend driver. I want to get this truck done so i can start on my 55 ford. I also thought about and since its a high boy im going to go ahead and keep it as original as I can. All but the amount of power!!
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The truck would only be a summer weekend driver. I want to get this truck done so i can start on my 55 ford. I also thought about and since its a high boy im going to go ahead and keep it as original as I can. All but the amount of power!!
We seem to be working on similar projects as far as 50's and 70's vehicles go. I have a 79 international scout Diesel project truck? that reminds me, I should load a youtube video of it on the diesel video thread.
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Yeah it does I had my 55 since I was 13. Bought it from a guy who had weeds growing around it that were taller then the truck. The truck ran and drove when he parked it. And its got one dent in the body, other then that the wood bed and interior are the only things wrong with it.
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Yeah it does I had my 55 since I was 13. Bought it from a guy who had weeds growing around it that were taller then the truck. The truck ran and drove when he parked it. And its got one dent in the body, other then that the wood bed and interior are the only things wrong with it.
Oh man, thats cool bro. I got my 54 when i was 14 and I got it from this man (RIP) that needed the money. He was in the beginning stages of restoration too! Keep it Ford!, if you dont finish restoring it, your kids will have something to work for when they grow up.
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Yeah it was suppose to be a project me and dad but he was just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer so I will be building that one for him. That was going to have a lot of custom work don to it.
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