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  1. FoxFord33
    11-17-2014 11:48 AM - permalink
    OK, it must have worked. I'm in! Thanks
  2. FoxFord33
    11-17-2014 11:00 AM - permalink
    Ok, is it as simple as selecting "join chapter" in the list of chapters?
  3. xseth224
    10-12-2014 12:09 AM - permalink
    Lol now that's a project all in itself. I'll check it out! I love reading long build threads, very exciting to see a project start and see how it unfolds. And it's a bullnose so that makes it even better!
  4. xseth224
    10-11-2014 07:40 PM - permalink
    I just got a new to me '80 F150 and I like knowing as much about everything in my vehicles as possible. I was trying to decode my axle tag (Every sticker is painted over and there isn't one in the glove box) and that pic you posted along with the Cross Reference guide showed me exactly what I was looking for!
  5. motorhead_83
    09-26-2014 02:48 PM - permalink
    ZF5 to 400

    Gary, I'm looking at the same swap. I can't say how much I appreciate your exhaustive thread. I've read all but a few pages, many more than once! I still have a couple questions:

    1. The clutch you ordered was an 11" for a 460... What year and model vehicle?

    2. Did you have to drill your 400 flywheel for the 460 clutch? I had to do this in the past when swapping from a 460 to a 400 and wanted to reuse my brand new clutch.

    3. Couldn't a 400 pressure plate be used with a 460 disc? I saw discussion of this in your thread, but couldn't find a definite answer.

    4. Did you consider an internal slave ZF5?

    I'm planning to do this in a 1948 F3 pickup. I've loved the 400 forever and they're 200 lbs lighter than a 460. Awesome torque, great sound. I'd put one in anything!

    Hope you don't mind the questions.


  6. Piston Honda
    09-24-2014 03:39 PM - permalink
    Piston Honda
    Hi Gary, I'm changing a rear main seal of a 78 351M. There's been a thread started in the 73-79 forum and we've hit a little snag. You're the only one with some knowledge on these motors I can think of at the moment, and was thinking you could help me out!
    Looking at my crank it's setup for a rope style seal, but the cap doesn't have the spike to stop the rope seal from spinning. No one has removed the spike, it's just not there. From what I've read if I use the rubber seal on a crank setup for the rope seal, it will always leak a little! Can you shed some light on this for me?

    Oh yeah, the previous seal used was a rope style. About one inch of one
  7. ArdWrknTrk
    09-22-2014 02:10 PM - permalink
    Thank you Gary!
    Just now at the library, so I have a decent wifi connection.
  8. cashman2310
    09-09-2014 10:07 AM - permalink
    Gary, I don't see how to PM you.
  9. ArdWrknTrk
    08-31-2014 08:56 AM - permalink
    Gary, I tried to reply to your PM.
    Your inbox is full and won't accept any more messages.
  10. ArdWrknTrk
    08-30-2014 08:27 PM - permalink
    I think you just have a lot more to share!

About Me

  • About Gary Lewis
    retired from information technology
    Northeast, OK
    Fixing things, working on cars, and taking it easy
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    Current Mileage
    50,000 - 74,999
    Miles per year
    1,000 - 4,999
    1982 F150
    Engine type and displacement
    351 W
    Major modifications
    DS II swap, Comp Cams XE250H
    Tranny type
  • Signature
    Rusty: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4 w/a 351M, RV cam, Performer carb & intake, C6, & 3.50's
    Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads, Weiand intake, Street Demon 750/ZF5/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
    Worst fear: I die and my wife sells my trucks for what I've told her I have in them.


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