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61-79-list-digest Saturday, October 2 1999 Volume 03 : Number 357

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1961-1979 Trucks and Vans
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Re: FTE 61-79 - V8 455 Buick engine on F100
Re: FTE 61-79 - V8 455 Buick engine on F100
FTE 61-79 - Seattle Get Together
Re: FTE 61-79 - 400



Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 21:37:21 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - V8 455 Buick engine on F100

At 11:30 AM 1:10:99 +0300, Erol wrote:
>Thinking of placing a V8 455 Buick Engine (provided from a Custom LeSabre
>73') with AT and PS to a 1961' F100.
>All comments are appreciated.

As some have stated, A non Ford engine in the truck won't make them
to terribly happy. But you more than likely have a supply problem getting
genuine Ford parts. My opinion is to go for it. After all, how many '61 F100's
are running around the streets of Istanbul?? Be aware that the power
steering isn't going to be a "bolt in" affair. Either is the engine and
Much custom work is going to be involved. You'll need both engine and tranny
mounts, and try not to cut out the old bellhousing mount. as this adds quite
a lot of structural strength for the front suspension....

If you need more info, all you need do is ask....

Steve & the Rockette
63 F100
72 Capri 2000, hers
73 Capri 2600, soon to be a 302
73 MGB GT, Our Toy
97 Contour, Mine

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Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 00:45:58 EDT
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - V8 455 Buick engine on F100

In a message dated 10/1/1999 1:33:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time,

73') with AT and PS to a 1961' F100.
All comments are appreciated.
Istanbul-Turkey >>

I can imagine that getting American parts of any Brand name would be
difficult especially something from the 1960s. So, I applaud your thinking,
the basic Ford truck will work just fine with a big GM engine. I would use
the Buick Transmission and avoid problems mating the transmission. Use the
Buick drive shaft yoke and adapt it to the Ford shaft. Engine mounts and
exhaust can be fabricated, you might want to use the Buick radiator depending
which direction the hoses go from the pump and thermostat. Keep those Fords
running!! You got to do what you can where you can.
Burt Hill Kennewick, WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460
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Date: Fri, 01 Oct 1999 22:01:31 -0700
From: Tim Bowman
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Seattle Get Together


Burien is right next to SeaTac Airport. I, in fact, live under the
flight path just north of the airport (500 yards west of the the center
line and 1 mile north). We are 5 minutes from the front door and if
needed could pick you up about anywhere. Sometime after noon would be
best for me. Mike Pacheco lives close to me (1 mile away further
west). If there are more of us further away, perhaps we could head
somewhere else. Bellevue is about 1/2 hour drive north.

What kind of food do you prefer? There's a wide assortment. I don't
know about the others but I have to watch the cholesterol intake so I
prefer fish or chicken.

Tim Bowman
71 F100

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Date: Fri, 01 Oct 1999 23:08:42 PDT
From: "George Litton"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 400

Hi Lisa,

This is the first time I've talked to a woman who is so enthused about her
truck. I'm glad to see that. My wife used to race stock-cars, so I guess
it just appeals to my senses.

Anyhow, back to the original subject. All 351M-400M motors have an
identical appearance. The difference in the two is in the crank-connecting
rod-piston combo. Block and heads are identical.

I found another good visual clue for telling the difference between the 351
and the 400. The first and second counter weight line up on a 400, and are
offset on a 351. I hope this helps when people are looking at swapmeets and

George Litton in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

>Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 400
>Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 17:54:20 EDT
>In a message dated 09/30/1999 5:53:01 AM !!!First Boot!!!,
> writes:
> want to mislead you. >>
>I have a 351M400 under my hood, wouldn't it look the same?
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