Ford seems to have been more ambitious and opaque than most other companies in the number of engine variations that they offered. He knew what he was ordering. The standard four-barrel version was rated at 300 horsepower while the simultaneously introduced police version had 330 horsepower. These were dropping valves until Ford recalled the remaining ones and replaced the valves. Despite production of the 1960 Edsel occurring entirely in calendar year 1959, Ford did make more revisions for this greatly abbreviated model year. My Grandfather and Father and Uncles worked there also. And neither one likes to pass a gas station.
Quit your whining and enjoy the drive! I was just letting you know what truck the engine came out of. These trucks are awesome and becoming quite rare. Hope somebody out there can fill me in. What material is the timing cover made out of? It also had an expanding rear bumper. I was just letting you know what truck the engine came out of.
Another reason for the extended wheel base, was the available tires in sizes they were willing to put on at the factory level, this put more of the weight on the otherwise lightly loaded front axle eliminating the need for dual rear wheels. If it was fake someone made a great effort to pull it off. Drivers side front casting says 352. Ford always had to small of a carb. I guess only Marti knows for sure. In most cases, these problems developed in overloaded and abused trucks.
The new two-tone and singular paint schemes were striking and provided a way for truck buyers to express their individuality or show their company loyalty in color. Ultimately, this would depend a lot upon gearing and other equipment. Fill both tanks and a couple of cans too. The 429-cubic-inch V8 and an enlarged version displacing 460 cubic inches were first used in 1968 Thunderbirds and Lincolns. Based upon the regular 428, the Cobra Jet had larger valves and intake ports, beefed up connecting rods, and heads from a 427; getting Ram-Air on a Cobra Jet was optional. When Ford's full-sized cars were downsized in 1979, there was no longer a need for the 460 V8, but it continued as an option in the F-Series trucks and E-Series vans into the 1990s. It was a late 73 with the 460 and C-6.
Ford did the bed differently than Chevy. Just found your forum and it has been both interesting and very helpful. The Crew Cab was the predecessor to the modern sport utility vehicle with its four large wide-opening doors and room for six husky passengers. I do have a video of the first time I turned her over on my webpage. Maintenance note: Are you doing work on the heads of your 1958 model 332, 352, or 361? Enjoy the beauty shot, it makes it look much better then it actually is.
The 460 is a workhorse with a big thirst. Bare medium-duty blocks also reputedly weighed somewhere around 20 lbs. It may be caused by the rocker cover oil baffle touching the rocker arm shaft pedestal support attaching bolt. The engine was featured in the Ford Torino, Thunderbirds, and Econoline models among many others. Making the 1973 Ford F-Series even more special was the introduction of the Crew Cab package and the F-350 Super Camper Special. To differentiate a 429 from a 460, check the orientation of the thermostat housing on the front of the engine block. The 351M was still being built at this time to supplement the 351W production.
Does anyone know how my V8 engine compares to a V10 Ford? I wish I had not sold it!!! And they still do that today. As the highest performance engine, the tenure of the 401 horsepower engine was also short lived, replaced in the performance hierarchy by the 406. It was a stripper truck all the way and had power steering and brakes as its only options. You could go plenty higher with aluminum heads, but then you would be making more power than you can use, plus this is a good compression ratio range for low-rpm fuel economy. If so, it is caused by the crankshaft hitting the dipstick.
Could that date code be upside down? Maintenance Note: There was a running change in the manufacture of cylinder heads on the 406, which resulted in the internal valve spring pilot being machined off. My intention is to restore both the truck and camper to original condition. The 351M was introduced for 1975 so that the engine shared more parts with the 400 vs the 351C, thus saving Ford money. Left head drivers side has exact same number by last cylinder spark plug. Ahhh that running out of gas feeling. Neat truck, but way overkill for what I wanted. Thank you for any information that someone could give me.