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Old 01-15-2003, 06:24 PM
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How much time and effort do you believe it would take properly mount a Ford 390 into a 1950 Ford F-2, with a C-6 tranny, and a Dana 60 rear end? Also, do you know of any places that may sell installation kits to make this process go a lot smoother? thanks

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Old 01-16-2003, 05:50 AM
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Time and effort will be high since it was not originally designed for that combo. But, that is what "building" hotrods is all about.

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If you're doing the job in the driveway or carport you're at the mercy of the weather so double all estimates, especially at this time of year. If you're working in a nice heated garage and have all the necessary tools at hand you could do a nice job in 2-3 weekends. Allow an extra day or two for the driveshaft shop get the shaft made and balanced. NOW THEN, we've got the engine/trans assembly and rearend in place and hooked together. Now you have the exhaust to get done and brakes to hook up, and wiring to layout and install, and change all the bulbs to 12V. OH, did we forget about all this peripheral work that happens before we go riding? Double the last double.
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I estimate at least a year for any car project I start, but that is usually a ground up car. Depends totally on your skill level, how nice you want the result to look, and how much money you have to spend. Figure that it will take many times longer than you are estimating in your mind's-eye-view right now.
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Try Buchs' rod shop you can find it in rod & costom they make a lot of kits for things like you are doing.As far as time gose its' up to you if you wont it to look like a chop job or a well thught out job..
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Where in WA are you??

Now for the bad news...
A 390/C6 combo is a great deal bigger
than the combo you already have, plus
you have a crossmember in the way, do
not remove the bellhousing mount cross
member, it's adding rigidity for the front
springs, plus you'll need to have the
engine high enough to clear the front
axle/oil pan interferance, you'll need
to chop into the floor/firewall to clear
the C6, power steering is out too,
this won't be an easy swap,
but if you're persistant, you can get it done...
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Canzus sounds like he done this be for so mabe a front stub swap might be in order what do you think? <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" />
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[quote]Originally posted by Chucks,57:
<strong>Canzus sounds like he done this before <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Ya Think??

Yeah, I've done it, but the end product overcame the problems, no, a front stub is not the way to
go if you're sitting there with an original type
of old truck, yes, I believe in getting what you
want, no, I don't believe you have to clip the
damn thing...
The first order of bidness is to get the old
engine out, and the new engine put in place,
keeping all the original crossmembers in place,
strip the front sheetmetal off, makes the job
easier, don't forget the tranny tunnel...when
you've got this done, ask some more Qs...
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