Help with Building a classic Ford pickup with a much more powerful motor.
eric_raiden Member Posts: 1
edited September 2014 in Bentley
Ok I have a 1964 Ford F100 Custom Cab with a modified '85 302ci. I just recently got a 1973 Lincoln Continental with the 460ci big block and a c6 transmission that I would like to place in the '64. My question is what would be the best combination of intake manifolds, carbs, transmissions and rear ends that I could put in the 64 to maximize hp and torque and still keep fuel economy decent for the motor?
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Reason for starting process is the Engine needs an overhaul and I can get another engine that is stronger for cheaper.
I have 25 sponsors for this truck already. I will be taking this puppy and turning it into a bad boy that can race and keep up with or even beat a mustang. Included in the engine swap will be adding a super charger to the engine for extra gauanteed boost in speed. The Transmission from the mustang in 1983 will be a five speed tranny. Manual!!
Now I asked about butting in a 440 engine block from a dodge but I would have to cut the hood and place the breather on top LOL
There are plans in the making right now. Just looking for advice.
Speaking only for myself, and this may not jive with your plans--if you're thinking of a blower, why not build up the small block Ford motor? Not only are there a gazillion mods available, and cheap crate engines already built to whatever horsepower you want, but you can probably buy a lightweight fiberglass replica of the engine for fitting purposes--which makes things a lot easier.
Ford Wiring Diagrams
Another idea-- try the public library and see if they have an older Motor's Manual or Chilton manual for your truck.
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also..does anyone know which holes to position the engine? the ones closer to the front/radiator or the holes at the firewall???
Trucks but their inventory for the F100 is limited.
Best thing I could suggest is to scour Hemmings Motor News (www.hemmings.com) and hope to score either really good salvage panels or some NOS.