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Old 09-27-2005, 11:44 PM
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Ford 360 v8...

Hi. I'm a new member to FTE and a resident of CT. I just picked up a 1975 ford f350 equipped with a 360. I've been reading mixed reviews on this engine and now i'm getting nervous. I haven't started any work on the truck yet. Any thougts/ideas/opinions are appreciated!

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Old 09-28-2005, 08:27 AM
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Welcome. I'm from the "other" part of NE

Don't be nervous with the 360. It an FE family motor and pretty reliable. Not great on gas and heavy as h%ll bit al in all a good motor. I have a 72 F250 with one of its bigger brother in it (390). Like any other motor, you treat it right and there shouldn't be a problem with it. What have you heard of the 390?? The only differance between the 360 and 390 is the crank rods and pistons. Its said that the longer rods in the 360 arn't as strong as the shorter 390 rods but if you arn't racing and bringing the revs up you shouldn't have a problem.

Check out the 73-79 section of the forup and the FE motor section. There is a ton of knowledge on this message board.
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Old 09-29-2005, 11:09 AM
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I was lookin through the 73 - 79 forum and I've been reading different views on the engine. I have no complaints yet, but if I do I'll let you know. Thanks for all your help.
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Old 09-30-2005, 10:52 AM
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Just a head's up ! FTE likes all Truck Tech questions like this one kept in the Tech forums.

The chapters are for discussing chapter topics.
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Old 10-02-2005, 09:22 PM
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Sorry. I was looking for someone local to give me advice and maybe even assistance (locally).
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:43 AM
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Ok guys, I don't mean to show my ignorance here, but back when I was into speed and power from my cars the 340 and 360 were mopar products. Am I missing something here?
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Old 10-05-2005, 02:48 PM
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no ford also made a 360 v8 for a short period of time. the 360 in my truck is not a Mopar.
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Got check out the motor forums section of this board. You will see that ford has over 30 motors they have made over the years.

The 360 is part of the FE family including the following motors all with the same or similar base block:

FE V8- 332, 352, 360, 390, 406, 410, 427, 428

And now your gonna say the 427 is a chebby motor. They do have a 427 also, but from what I heard the Ford 427 is the Corvett killer because of it in the AC Cobra in the 60's

And an FE is the only motor I have heard of to sit for about 10 years and start after a little coaxing. I am sure there are others.
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Ok, you mention a few motors I don't recall. I used to go through cars left and right when I was young and crazy and tried to stay with Ford as much as possible. Torinos were my thing back then and I can honestly say that I never encountered some of the motors you just listed. Guess I've lived a sheltered life.

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The 352 is the basis that all FE derived from. It was the first. In fast 352 is cast on all 352, 360 and 390 blocks.
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i have a 360 in my f-250 it was a little doggy when i first got it but a new cam will wake it up pretty good you can get the same performance as a 390 with a little work
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you can make it into a 390 with a little work.... Just put 390 crank and rods into it.
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The 352 is the basis that all FE derived from. It was the first. In fast 352 is cast on all 352, 360 and 390 blocks.

wrong try again. the 352 was not the first, the 332 was the first FE made.also the 352 is not on all blocks. 352 is a core shift number and sepertates it from the later reverse 105 high nickel blocks.
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Well, I'm still learning and I never read that on the FE boards. See you learn somthing everyday
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i've got a 1978 f150 with a 351m and a c6 tranny in it and i was wondering if any of you guys know if a 1971 ford 360 will bolt up in my truck? thanks
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