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Old 01-23-2013, 09:07 PM
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built 5.0 or 4bt

i have my 61 uni with a cv swap I built a 5.0 with aluminum heads full roller 600 lift ford racing cam steel crank forged pistons polished intake a fabricated valve covers well a I can purchase a low milage 4bt with a ford small block adapter on it with flywheel I was thinking my m5 od on it tell me what y'all think plz
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:22 AM
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If everything is there on the 4bt go for it, but the 4BT is a heavy engine, might have to modify front end because of weight.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:23 AM
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I prefer my 1/2 tons to be long-legged and my Jeeps to be torquey.
In fact I'd start another Jeep build tomorrow if I had my hands on that 4BT you mentioned.
Definitely go with the 5.0.
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Ive been goin thru this same dilemma for my 66.....I either wanna do a 408 or 521, TT 5.4 DOHC or a 12v cummins....theres just so many plus to all of this I just dont know?!?!


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I think that 4bt would be kinda heavy for the cv suspension, Id go with the 5.0 but I like my small block fords, Im doing a roller 351w in my 63 uni. Ive done a 408 stroker with efi that puts down 462hp and is pretty mild its in one of my mustangs I would love to put that in my 63 uni. But do what makes ya happy and what you like to mess with whatever it will be cool.
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I think that 4bt would be kinda heavy for the cv suspension, Id go with the 5.0 but I like my small block fords, Im doing a roller 351w in my 63 uni. Ive done a 408 stroker with efi that puts down 462hp and is pretty mild its in one of my mustangs I would love to put that in my 63 uni. But do what makes ya happy and what you like to mess with whatever it will be cool.


I would have to agree with you but he could do bags over the springs to help it out... At one point I will be doing a CV front end so I can get rid of the BS I beams...ugh. I want my mustang drive train in my truck! I think it will/would be alot of fun!
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The crown vic is coil spring so don't think bags would help, I mean if hes doing the 03 up CV swap the main part of it is aluminum so would think there would be a lot of stress on it also the rod ends and ball joints but who knows. Can always put heavier coil springs in it.
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I personally think a 5.0 would be a great fit for these trucks.
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well went 4bt. ride height sayed the same cant be much heavier for the mounts mocked and yanked it back out to clean and paint the engine and new mounts I think it's gonna be sweet
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Lets see some pics, we love pics
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I will when I get it back in there I have a back log of customer stuff to do for a bit but if you love pics check out my album
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