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Old 08-11-2006, 11:40 AM
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352 and 390 ford..

hi i have a 1966 ford f-100 and i have a few questions right now the truck isnt driveable... the most weve driven it is from the garage to the yard... it was towed home so i havent driven it ever... i was wondering if anyone knew how much HP and torgue a stock 352 and 390 had? it has a 352 but my buddys got a 390 hes willing to give me to put in it. I was also wondering what sort of gas milage they would be getting... it has a 3 speed in it and overdrive.... i havent doen anything with the engine yet because ive been doing break work and things and havent had the time to but any help would be awsome... Also anyone who has websites for parts for a 352 and 390 i would love that to

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Old 08-11-2006, 12:20 PM
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I will comment on the gas milage, I had a 76 F-150 4x with a 390 4v, 4 spd headers & duels in place of the original 360. It didn't seem to matter if it was uphill, downhill, loaded or not, best I could ever get was 12 mpg on the highway. Of course your milage may vary.

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352/390 Ford

My experiance with the Ford 352 and 390 have been good.
I think the 352 came out in the 1958 Model Car year, proving to be more than adequate in durability and performance, but was not known for it`s milage. I was much more impressed with the performance of the 390, and found the gas milage about the same. The way most of the Ford pick-ups were geared, we always expected 10 to 12 mpg. Gasoline in those days was .19 to .25 cents per gallon. But since the average wage was around 4000.00 per year. The amount of spendable income to buy a gallon of gas was about the same as it is today.
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my dad has a 66 fairlane gt hp rating is 335hp,most 390's if not a gt were 315hp i belive.and 12 mpg is what we get but you could change the gear for better gas mileage,i just think you would loss the feel of the motor ya know the way it pulls.i just love the feel of the car going thew the gears,i belive we still have 410 or a 411 gear.when raced it had a 390 +.060 daul quads on a low rise offy.desint cam bigger valves 456 gear 9'' wide tire 29'' tall running 12.52 at 109mph beast time was 12.37.gas mileage driven to the track in 1978 was around 8 mpg.
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well dang 12 is amazing for what i was thinking... i was told from a freind that 8 would be about what i get... but 12 i can live with
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www.clubcobra.com

it's cobra owners, but the fe is the motor of choice for them....

also you might check out www.fordification.com

it's 67-72 ford trucks.... most of which run the good old fe.
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