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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!
1991 ford f150
1975 ford f350
p.s wish i could make the Oct. meeting but it looks like i'll be away that weekend.
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.
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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