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Old 08-10-2004, 12:18 AM
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Question What engine can i fit in a '89 F150?

What kind of engine could I fit in my 89 f150? How big could i go? What's reasonably priced, easy to install, but still powerful?
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Old 08-10-2004, 12:33 AM
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you could put a 460 in there, it's the same exact body as an F250 and F350.
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Old 08-10-2004, 10:13 AM
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ok...what would you put in there? do you have any idea on how engines are priced? where could i find out?
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if it was me i would go with a 351 that way i could keep it efi(assuming you have a 5.0) so it would be easy to do. you could go over to carb so you don't have to deal with the limitation of speed density though. a 351 built right can put out some horsepower. if you want a power house then you could go with a 460 and just upgrade the front suspension, to compensate for the added weight.
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Old 08-13-2004, 12:07 PM
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A 351 sounds good. I'm not looking for something so huge I need to beef up the suspension alot, but thanks for that info. How do I go about finding out about retail on an engine and where to get it? What should I look for? Thanks for putting up with my stupidity when it comes to this stuff.
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we all gotta learn somehow. Check aroudn for engine suppliers in your area. Check your local chapteer of fte and see if they can reccomend any good places.
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ok. thanks alot
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