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Old 07-05-2005, 09:56 AM
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ford 352 /390 short block

a buddy of mine needs a ford 352 or 390 mill asap... a short motor is fine, or a junker with decent block...
his motor decided to spew its vital fluids over the weekend... and now he's without transportation til he can get ophelia up n running again..

hit him up with an email
moldy@ratfink.org

or call the # at the ratfink.org site
www.ratfink.org/rfparty2k5/


thanks
J

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Old 07-05-2005, 10:28 AM
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I am not a Ford guy

Since I know little about the F word and try not to use it. I may be mistaken but; Isn't the Ford 360 and 390 interchangeable not the 351. I have no idea what a 352 is.
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Since I know little about the F word and try not to use it.

I may be mistaken but; Isn't the Ford 360 and 390 interchangeable not the 351.

I have no idea what a 352 is.
Maybe you had better stick to BOWTIE BASICS...All you are doing is adding to the confusion...

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Old 07-05-2005, 10:53 AM
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Confusion

Sorry I confused you while I was trying to learn something. I thought that was what this website was for.
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Sorry I confused you while I was trying to learn something. I thought that was what this website was for.
You misunderstand...

The first words you offered were;

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Since I know little about the F word and try not to use it.
Maybe I am overly sensitive or something, but when trying to help someone or possibly learn from a post, the first thing you do not do is blast the flavor of the man's car.

This website (and it is one of the best out here) is for all car lovers to come to one forum and hopefully help one another out. Now I ain't nobody special, but it just seems odd the way you approached the man's problem.
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FE Blocks

Since you are looking for an FE block, you might also consider using a 360 which is far more plentiful than the old 352. 360's were a much underated engine, as they came out during the era of gutless engines and lots of smog junk, however, one thing I discovered working on 360's is that they responded extremely well to just a simple advance of the ignition. To get the most out of a stock 360, I would run 12 degrees initial advance with the stock distributor.
In my area, FE blocks have become a semi precious commodity, and are demanding several sheckles to obtain a decent block. There too, lies a strange thing, since the 360, once again seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle. The 360 is basially a 390, that the factory stuck a surplus 352 crank with in, and since this is the case, if a person has available the internal parts for a 390, its a simple matter of making a 390 out of a 360, by just changing crank shafts. Or one could make a 410 out of either a 360 or 390 by dropping a 410 or 428 crank into it, along with the appropriate pistons etc.
Another source of engine would be from mid 60's Mercurys, with the 410. Be advised though, that the 410, and the 428, while both are FE blocks and everything else is interchangeable, flywheels and flex plates are not. The 410 and 428, due to their longer stroke have an externally balanced flywheel, while the rest of the FE family do not, so the 410/428 flywheel or flexplate has to be used with those cranks.
I realize this doesnt help solve the problem of finding an acceptable engine but it should give you some additional options.
There is no interchangeability between the FE blocks and any of the Winsor, Cleveland, or Midland block engines.

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Foul Language

Since certain people dont like using the F word, then maybe they should content themselves with being babbit heads and at the very minimum, at least not denegrate another persons ride, and put out what is so obviously bad information at the same time.
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The FE 360 was introduced in 1968 (well, actually it was introduced in 1958) to replace the FE 352 in light truck. This allowed FORD to offer only one engine block instead of two for assembly and still be able to offer a mid-range engine.
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Forgot about the Edsel

I forgot that the 360 was first offered in the Edsel, for 2 yrs. None the less, the 360 has often been a bridesmade and is really an overlooked engine that is very reliable, and not at all a slug when tuned properly.
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Max I couldn't agree more I have the 360 in my 69 truck, and with a simple ignition advance and a little carb adjustment it runs great and starts up no matter what the weather.
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FE blocks

Way back when, my Dad had a 74 F-250, with a 360, and 4 speed. After I tweaked it for him, he could get 15-16 mpg running 60 on the highway.
Did I mention I used to get second gear scratch on the tires?
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Try this

Try www.car-part.com those guys are part of the wrecking yard interchange..there shoudl be something useful not too far from where ever you are..

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Thanks for the advice guys..
I'm gonna check out the fe classifieds/car part sites for him, as i know he's flipping out that theres still stuff to be done for the ratfink party at the weekend...plus it'd be cool if we could get his motor rebuilt ready for the show..
but if we cant get her back on the road, i can atleast pass on the words bout the 360..

thanks again..


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