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Old 12-30-2013, 02:44 AM
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Its difinately a 351W. (1973) I'm assumming the trans bolt pattern is the same as the 302-5.0L. It currently has a 164 tooth flex plate followed by a C6 trans, also 1973 vintage. It is a carburated engine. The top two mounting bolts on the bell housing are 5-1/8" apart. I have no history on what type of vehicle the pair came out of. As I bought the engine/trans for low price from a couple of Stoners hard up for cash. I am also assuming the engine/trans came from a heavier Ford car or F-series truck. Tranny swaps are not my forte, but the AOD trans on this older engine would be a good thing. While selecting an AOD trans, I do know that I need to keep in mind that the engine is carburated, possible linkage corrector plate, flex plate weight (50 oz preferable), modified dip stick tube to clear headers and a few other misc dedails. I'm trying to make a decision on keeping the 351W with swapped newer AOD trans or opting for a little bit more modern engine/trans setup.
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