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Old 08-01-2012, 06:53 AM
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1953 F100 just bought and need help....

The motor does not run, it will turn over. I was thinking about pulling it out and putting in a 302 with a tremic tranny?
The only reason was to cut on the cost of the flat head rebuild?
What is the average price of a rebuild for a flat head? And how much HP will I expect out of her?
The truck is matching numbers all orginal and would keep the motor.
Just dont want to be into the motor for 5k if I could install a 302 FI for 1500.00....
And if I rebuild the Flat head what tranny can I mate up to that?

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Dan

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:33 AM
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flat head motor

u didn't say what u've done to troubleshoot it.. i'd really try to keep the flatty in the truck b4 putt'n in a v8..
ck the usual stuff, compression, fuel, spark.. any one can keep the motor from starting as i'm sure u know. if i ever sell my bucket, yours is the same project i'd love to do....
ya i'm jealous..
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