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Buying a Fe ford engine in Austin TX area

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Vee 888, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Vee 888
    Joined: May 23, 2010
    Posts: 33

    Vee 888
    from texas

    I have been looking for a donor Fe ford engine and trans to fit my 57 Ford. I just want a runner that will do the job or better. a rebuild later is planned. the problem I have is everything I look at is overpriced to the max, even crap that has been siezed for years. Am I missing something here or maybe the Texas blocks had a special gold metal content that I do not know of. Anyone got something at a reasonable price, I will be happy to talk to you.
  2. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,056


    There should still be a lot of late 60' early 70's Galaxies still running around with FE motors in them that you can buy and drive home. Probably for less than what you would buy an unknown engine sitting on a pallet for.
  3. Relic Stew
    Joined: Apr 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,148

    Relic Stew
    from Wisconsin

    Trucks ran them thru '76. The truck engines are low compression and a little short on power, especially the 360, but will rebuild as good as any other 390 block.
  4. cracker head
    Joined: Oct 7, 2007
    Posts: 968

    cracker head

    How much you looking to spend?

  5. seventhirteen
    Joined: Sep 21, 2009
    Posts: 721

    from dago, ca

    funny i have a 352 with trans complete listed for $300 and haven't had a single call on it in san diego
  6. Kage
    Joined: Oct 18, 2008
    Posts: 973


    go check the pick-n-pull up in Killeen..last time i was there they had several FE's truck & car engines..prices are resonable. give them a call (254) 939-6700 I picked up a 400M ford engine out of a mercury herse (you dont see those to often) from them for about can get a trans from them for about 150.

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