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Old 05-12-2012, 09:34 PM
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I'm new to this and I'm hoping for a little direction on the engine of this Grumman truck I'm in the process of purchasing.

1978 -10 FT GRUMMAN ALUMINUN STEPVAN, WITH CURB SIDE SERVING WINDOW,INSIDE FLUORESCENT LIGHTS, FORD V/8 ENGINE, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION,SINGLE REAR WHEELS,TRAILER HITCH

The truck runs but has carborator issues, there is a pin missing that keeps the connector from opening the throttle plate so you sometimes have to manually play with it to let air in. Its an original Ford engine and once it gets started it runs pretty well. Is this something that could be fixed easily or should i consider an engine rebuild

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I think you're kinda in the wrong forum but we'll give it a shot in the dark anyway.

First identify what engine you have! It's gasoline, right? Take some pictures and compare them (using Google) with a 302 Windsor, the 351M/400, and the 460. Once ya figure that out or at least have a clue, then post your inquiry in the engine forums of FTE.

Carb pin or engine rebuild? Wow. I know which one I would try to fix first.. a carb can be as little as $25 from a wrecking yard. An engine rebuild or remanufactured engine starts around $1000 for a short block.

We can help only if you help yourself and help us understand what you have. You've got alot homework to do to provide more information.
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Hmm... You sure it's a V8? I just did a quick Google search and it's likely equipped with a 300 cubic inch inline six cylinder.
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I had an 81 grumman with a 350 chevy quadra-jet,the fuel cost made me get rid of it in 2000 had it for 15 yrs,you can find alot stuff for them if you find junk yards that carry big trucks
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Thank you, HIO Silver you have given me a lot to think about and i definitely need to do some more research. I will be heading down to take some pictures of the engine tomorrow and i will post the questions in the engine forum.
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