I"ve been looking for a S/B for awhile now.When I went to deliver the 80 s/c I sold there was a 78/79 Ranger XLT parked out back.Its a 4x4 with a few problems.When you start it the oil pours out as fast as you can put it in.Rear main seal and plenty of knocks top and bottom.But its all there and a good candidate for one of my 429s.Just gotta wait for the guys kid to come home next weekend.Hoping to get it for 8 or 900 bucks.
I found it hear in Port Alberni.Its my buddies kids truck.I should get it for a pretty good deal as the kid is not doing nothing with it,and is trying to save up for a 5 litre mustan.Ill find out this weekend.
Dennis sounds like you know your 385s.What I have is 2 blocks C9 and D1 I understand that these can be either 429 or 460 but I have 2 429 cranks.I know this as the casting # on the cranks are 4u and 4uab which tell me 429.What is ab and would you use the older block.I was told that it might have a higher nickel content?????? dont understand that
what i found was c9ve-3d26-d and the other was d1ve-9d24-f.I"ve also got 2 sets rods pistons lifters pushrods and one pair of d3 heads.I bought all this for $50.Hoping I could get some thing good out of it.Even if its just one good crank and block What do ya think.Did I buy $50 cores
I would use the early block, as i believe (not sure, but if you know dennis correct me if i'm wrong) it has a shorter deck height which in turn gives you a high CR, but it could the early heads that give the higher CR, i'm not totally sure.
I think your right on the early block has a short deck hieght.And you have to use the early push rods.But i dont know if the d3 head will work with the short push rods.Help Dennis.I talked to the kids dad today and it sounds like the truck is forsale at a good price