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Old 08-19-2011, 01:44 PM
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1964 F100 with Chevy 350

This is my first Ford and i am having a very hard time trying to find parts that aren't going to cost an arm and a leg for something simple. I have had a lot of experience with Chevys and a 350 with a 350 trans is very easy and cheaper to come by. does anyone know of someone who has done this?
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This is my first Ford and i am having a very hard time trying to find parts that aren't going to cost an arm and a leg for something simple. I have had a lot of experience with Chevys and a 350 with a 350 trans is very easy and cheaper to come by. does anyone know of someone who has done this?
It's been done but not talked about. It's your truck do with it as you wish. Why are'nt you putting a ford engine tranny combo in it? Don't be surprised if I'm the only one responding to your thread. Others may respond but look out . Ford Motors and trannys belong in Fords!! Chevy motors belong in a chevy,
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yes a ford is a ford and chevy motors are just wrong under the hood eith all the work to try and put a chevy motor in you could put in a 289/302 ford motor and they are just as cheap as a chevy to build
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[quote=my64f100;10714593]This is my first Ford and i am having a very hard time trying to find parts that aren't going to cost an arm and a leg for something simple. I have had a lot of experience with Chevys and a 350 with a 350 trans is very easy and cheaper to come by. quote]

Some things are better left unsaid! This type of activity is known as "the Dark Side". You will be able to connect with others here that have done this but I for one will not contibrute to your wrong doing!
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:42 PM
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Yes, everyone has done that. It's getting old. Build a chevy drivetrain for "cheap" 3 times or build it Ford once. But if you build it chevy then guys like me and the others in the posts above me will glance under the hood, note the location of the distributor and lose interest immediately.
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That's just plane old blasphemy. No other word for it. I so bad want to waste a few thousand dollars on late 60's camaro or another chevrolet and drop in a small block Ford. It doesn't even need to run, just look like it does. Park it, walk away and watch the reaction on the faces. I have a feeling there would be a mutiny.
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:31 AM
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Crossdressing your truck only leads to complications and dirty looks.

I used to drive GM's, and thought their stuff was so much simpler. They were alright, but I converted when I realized I was fixing all that cheap simple stuff all the time. It seemed like GM tends to sit idly by while Ford keeps innovating. That's the only reason they're considered more intricate to work on. They're not really much harder to work on, and the chevy guys will think you're some kind of mechanical wizard for knowing the secrets of a Ford motor.
If you want to keep replacing/rebuilding 350s, and nickel and diming yourself on parts, just buy an old Chevy truck. They made some decent looking ones.
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Yeah I get those dirty looks from people that don't know there stuff I,e distributor in the wrong place, what's wrong with it in the back that's how my y-block was born, yeah right sure followed with a nasty look. Hey kid do as you want it's your ride you make it what you want, it's you driving it not some soure puss.
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You are right. I worked at a few parts stores back in the 90's and we rarely ever sold Ford replacement parts. Sold thousands of water pumps, starters, alternators, power steering pumps, gasket sets, heads and more for SBC. That told me to stay away. I have rarely had to put any parts/money into the Fords I have owned. My transmissions are rock solid while I watch my friends with trucks replace/rebuild their tranny's It is up to you to do what you want. It is your truck but you will end up spending more money on this project by doing that because of the adapters and more to do the swap. Put a 302/351 in the truck. They are bullet proof. If you want a a great motor look for a 351 Cleveland. Build one of those and you will be amazed. You can get a lot of power out of them if they are done right. It may cost a few bucks to do but you won't get that out of a SBC. Good luck, let us know what you do.
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This post and user is in the wrong forum
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Ok My64F100,

As you've chosen correctly in actually purchasing a great old Ford, I'm not going to beat the heck outta you with insults....although I am incredibly tempted. There are many cost effective options for your truck, first and foremost (in my opinion), would be to put a 302 /C4 trans. in it. These engines/trans. can be had anywhere, and are pretty inexpensive....and as they are very common in 70's and 80's muscle-cars, there are a ton of aftermarket upgrades available.

This site is after all "Ford Truck Enthusiasts"...so you open yourself up to whatever you get on this forum by mentioning such an engine swap...Chevy stuff will cost you the same on such a similar engine.
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I just ran across an article in a truck mag. where a guy completely restored a '56 F100 with a chevy 454 engine. It's a high dollar engine, as is the rest of the truck, so he could have put any engine that truck. That's just wrong. I'm not sure that a 350 combo would be simple or easy. Besides, just because something is easy doesn't mean it's better. There is alot of information on this site from people who have done all type of restorations without using chevy parts. Do your research and pick their brains for information. I'm certain you will find many who are eager to help you. That having been said, it's your truck. Good luck.

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Can't begin to express how wrong it would be to put a SBC in your Ford truck The 289 - 302 and even the 351W family of engines is just as easy and inexpensive to build as a Chev. And you will have better reliability. When I was shopping for my slick, I wouldn't even consider a truck with a chev motor in it. When I see these at the shows, I keep walking.
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I am a huge fan of Chevy engines, but I would always put in a ford motor before a sbc/bbc.


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But if you build it chevy then guys like me and the others in the posts above me will glance under the hood, note the location of the distributor and lose interest immediately.
Now my brother stuck a 472 Caddy in a '70 f250 4X4. It has the dizzy in the front too.
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Just curious have you done the swap because I might be able to help if you have questions? PM me if you'd rather than posting it.
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