Iíve got a 1977 F150 regular cab long bed with 400 engine and C6 transmission. I rebuilt the engine with a 600cfm 4V carburetor and edelbrock performer intake and cam, straight up timing set, retimed the distributor, got the biggest non-aluminum radiator I could, thinking about an electric fan, and soon will have dual exhaust. Itís got a ford 9 inch rear with open 2.75 gears and stock suspension.
<o> </o>I should have the truck running this December. I have two performance goals. First, a good daily driver(mostly highway) that can tow a boat when needed. The second, without compromising #1, is to beat my best friend's 1971 datsun 240Z in a fair 1/4 mile drag race.(about 16.5 seconds) My 1965 mustang is no longer a fair competitor, and winning in a 77 F150 would be a hell of a laugh.
<> So, any comments or suggestions?
How do I drop the quarter mile time without hurting towing or daily driving?
What's a good way to get a 2 drink holder in one of these trucks?
Does the C6 need a shift kit? If so what kind?
What fuel mileage can I expect?(light foot, not lead foot)
Any common problem areas with 77 F150s?
Problems with 400 engines?(mine is not the bock cracking one)
Does anyone know of shorty headers for this truck?