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
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.
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!