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Customs ‘60 F100

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sburnett1960, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. sburnett1960
    Joined: Dec 5, 2012
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    This is strictly a non scientific survey and all of your answers should be based on either emotion or technical knowledge or some third adulteration of thinking....
    I have accumulated two complete 1960 F100s along with some extra parts and plan to combine the two to make a nice retromod driver.
    The question at hand is, one is equipped with the stock 292 and a three on the tree, the other has a 1971 351 C4 combination. Which one would you use and why?


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  2. I have a 351 Cleveland in my '50 Ford coupe. HRP
     
  3. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    292 is a great engine and looks cool but can’t compete with a 351.
    Just depends on the look ya want.
    The 292 is a little more expensive especially for speed parts.
    All that being said I would use the 292. I could care less about going fast.
     
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  4. Doublepumper
    Joined: Jun 26, 2016
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    I'd use the y block and tranny in a different project...say, something much older;)
     
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  5. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    low budget
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    from Central Ky

    I would use the one thats already in the truck that I was gonna use if they are both equally good.
    However that might be the lazy hack way without putting too much thought or effort into it:D
    Wouldnt mind seeing pics of your trucks if ya got any:)
     
  6. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
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    351/C4, better for hauling and easier to locate parts.
     
  7. David Chandler
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
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    How about keeping the three on the tree, with the 351 in front of it?
     
  8. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
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    from SW Wyoming

    I would use whichever on is in the best condition, and if they are equal, I would go with the 351/C4, because it will haul more.... ass :) I like faster, myself, but would save myself some work if one is in better shape than the other.
     
  9. Oldb
    Joined: Apr 25, 2010
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    Cleveland.

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