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1965 F 100 Ford, swap engine from 6 to V8 with same transmission?

Good Evening:

I am considering purchasing a 1965 F 100 Ford Pickup with a 300 CI 6 cyl engine.
I want to change the engine to a V8 with a bit more power.
Can someone tell me what Ford V8 engine will bolt up to the existing 4 speed transmission and bell housing?
Any and all help with be appreciated.

Thank You

John Steiner

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I am a Chevy guy but owned ford vans. I am not sure about the swap but you can make a 6 cylinder run like an 8. Cam headers and 4 barrel
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All I know about the pickup is the transmission is a manual 4 speed on the floor.
How can I identify the proper nomenclature of the transmission?
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Good Evening:

I am considering purchasing a 1965 F 100 Ford Pickup with a 300 CI 6 cyl engine.
I want to change the engine to a V8 with a bit more power.
Can someone tell me what Ford V8 engine will bolt up to the existing 4 speed transmission and bell housing?
Any and all help with be appreciated.

Thank You

John Steiner
One with the same bolt pattern.
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T-18 4spd would have been what was there originally.. You can swap the 6 for an 8 directly with the right mounts. Same bell housing is also used..

However, the low RPM 6cyl is actually better suited to the T-18. All the torque is in by 2,500 RPM with a 300. EFI manifolds, 240 head and an offy 4bbl manifold and it'll wake it up, but still have that torque band
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You just need the right bellhousing, clutch plate, etc. An fe or a windsor small will bolt in with factory mounts. Any other ford v8 will work but the mounts may be a little trickier. Yiy could also go with a chevy v8.
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I have a 1965 Ford F-100 that I swapped out the six with a 1968 390fe Ford from a Thunderbird. The 390fe Ford has a round bell housing and adapted the top loader 4 speed that was behind the six cylinder.
The 390 offsets to the passengers side 1-1/2" to clear the steering box. and I used a four cord radiator from a 66 ford truck. I also installed the thunderbirds 9" rear end on the 1965 leaf springs. The driveshaft had to be rebuilt 2 1/2" longer to fit into tail shaft properly.
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Good Evening:

I am considering purchasing a 1965 F 100 Ford Pickup with a 300 CI 6 cyl engine.
I want to change the engine to a V8 with a bit more power.
Can someone tell me what Ford V8 engine will bolt up to the existing 4 speed transmission and bell housing?
Any and all help with be appreciated.

Thank You

John Steiner
Ford uses many patterns that differ by engine family see the attached wiki for some help.

List of Ford bellhousing patterns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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