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Old 07-15-2007, 10:00 PM
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351w vs 360 fe

Have a 69 f100 2wd with a 360 fe. Truck is going to be a daily driver, no heavy towing. Looking to either build up the 360 a little, maybe swap in 390 crank rods, 4v intake and carb, mild cam, headers and elec ignition.
Or swap in a 351w, same mild build, stock heads.
Not looking for huge power numbers, just want something that will get out of its own way, be a good driver and not kill me on gas.
Looking at the windsor because it's close in cubes, lighter and can bolt a 5spd up pretty easy. Any suggestions, ideas? Thank, Matt.
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You will find a wider variety of aftermarket parts and accessories with a 351w.
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:18 AM
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I'd say find you a 390. You already have the tranny (An FE bellhousing won't bolt up to a smallblock). You'll be able to spend the money on the motor, and not have to worry about messing with a different tranny, probably having to change driveshafts, different mounts, ect. You can keep the tranny, and still make a good bit of power. Rebuild a 390 and get the power package from Edelbrock, that should really get that truck moving.

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Thanks for the replies. I deffinetly want to swap trannys, looking for a 5spd, not the granny 4spd I have now.
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then go with the 351W other wise do a 390 like mtthwvn73 said.
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The 351W will take a different set of engine mount towers and you will have trouble finding an exhaust that works in that model truck.
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No problem with exhaust when using manifolds. Any exhaust shop can make a system from the manifolds back. They did on my 63 F100 with a 351W. You will need 302 motor mount towers. Pretty common on those trucks.
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I have a set of stock manifolds and the outlet is about 2 inches away and pointing straight at the firewall when I tried them on my 69..
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