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Anyone into older rigs? Got myself a little project at a great price lol hehe couldnt pass it up.

Its a 53 Ford Deluxe Cab with 125,279 Original miles. Get to go pick it up tomorrow!
 

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eh Idk yet....It needs a chevy motor in it first of all hehe!!!
 

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yes it does, my buddy in high school ahd a '35 ford pickup with a '98 Camero Z28 engine and tranny (not sure what the size of the block was)
 

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I know it's mostly a matter of opinion but why a Chevy motor? And I don't want to hear how Chevy makes more power or it's cheaper to mod. Those aren't legit or 100% truthful answers. [:D]
 

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Ya why a chevy motor in a ford??

That's like saying... Hey I found a Good deal on an SVT Focus just need to find a good vtec motor [confused] ... Kinda messed up in my opinion....

and ya I don't feel cheaper or anything else a good answer either!

Why not find yourself a nice 351 4 Barrel cleveland?
 

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Oh sweet. Nice snag, yeah I'd consider a chopped top.
 

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you would be an idiot to drop a bowtie it that, find your self a nice 351 to put in, and chevy engines arnt any cheaper and they dont produce any more power than a ford does, if anything a 351 will make more power, much stronger, and cost the same
 

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No matter is a chevy, i must be fun to drive it and own it.
COngrats, great buy.
 

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i say go all out and put a 7.3 twin turbo powerstroke in that bad boy thats what i want in my focus
 

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Nice!! Classic truck mmmm I have 2 of em a 48 and a 50 ford F-1 haven't gotten around to doing anything with them other than the tear down part then I start thinking mmmmm IFS, Four Link rear Air bags all the way around, Cammer mmmmm 500 ponys, Lots and Lots of body work........ Start calculating everything up........$30,000-$45,000!!!! Of course I rounded up you always do that when doing a project like this!

But I always think Hmmmmm people spend that kinda money on a new truck that you always see on the road then 5-10 years down the road it looks like it got the piss beat out of it and its only worth a half to a quater what they paid for it when new.

http://www.fordracingparts.com/crateengine/main.asp

I personally like this one
http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts/part_details.asp?PartKeyField=9678
Up to 700 HP and up to 600 ft./lbs. of torque MUUUUHahahaahahahaahahahaha
 

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Im a chevy hotrod guy at heart! My family owns all ford cars for DD. BTW my next few comments are about older carb motors. Chevy motors (specially SB) in my opinion are more reliable! And have a cheaper $$$ to HP ratio! I have had several friends that have had ford motors in there ford pickups. Honestly my buddy with his 68 F100 put a 351 W Stroker motor in his. Blue printed and such, 4 Barrel, intake, Headers exhaust msd ignitions you know the whole works (built tranny) 400hp and I tell yea what my near bone stock 71 Chevelle with a 307 (Holley 4 barrel, air gap intake, exhaust and 2:73 Free way flyers) in my chevelle beat him. You just cant beat the reliability of a chevy small block 350. This is all from my experiences and of course personal opinion!

Anyways about the truck yes the tire is flat lol its been sitting for a long long time.
So far my plans are rebuildin the straight six ford motor (I do have a flat head v8 for it that I could throw in there?). Get it running and driving reliably. Then later on when cash comes my way. Box in the frame. Powdercoat, Mustang 2 front end. and paint etc! Im gonna try and stay under $20,000 when the truck is done!
 
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