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Old 05-17-2003, 05:23 PM
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i need help build a 400 for 4 wheeling need power but save on money any help

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pontiac 400? olds? ford? chevy? did i miss one?

oh yeah i did: the HOGAN 400!

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need a few more detales are you doing a complete rebuild, top end bottom end. make of motor

and so on

complete rebuild,

check crank, flat top pistons, rebuild heads, mid range cam, good intake and carb.

unless you are dropping the motor into a sherman tank. should have all the torque you want. probably more than you will want.
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In your earlier post you mentioned you were going to use the 400 because it was "free". Well as the saying goes "there is no such thing as a free lunch". Building a 400 Ford for good torque won't be as big a task as adapting the engine to the Bronco powertrain. I would research and check out some costs on bellhousing/flywheel/clutch/ motor mounts and other components to get that in your Bronco, and remember it has a 460 bellhousing pattern and motor mount pattern, entirely different than the snall block one. By the time you add up these costs with those of modifying the 400, I think you'll find that it would have been cheaper (with better results) to purchase a used 351W and build it.
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i got everything to put it in with. i using the motor and trany from a 69 ford f-100. it had a 351 m in it before i got it was also free from my uncle so the 400 will work, but i dont know what to put in the motor to help me with power to turn 44's.
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wont be so much as what you put in the engine as much as what you put in the rear-end. r-v cam or all stock would do best in my book.
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[quote]i using the motor and trany from a 69 ford f-100. it had a 351 m in it...<hr></blockquote>

Ford didn't start producing the Modified engines until 74. Are you sure it's a Modified in there now? Was it swapped?
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P.S. Check out my 400 Ford engine in my proflie by clicking my avatar, that one is about 325-350HP. Anymore than that and your inviting trouble with the weak rods in these engines.
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the motor was swapped. i'm going with stock bore and heads. what kind of cam can i use
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FOUR JAW! (years ago i used a schneider, felt like it was fair-just an rv cam)
4-J! this guy says there is such a thing as a 400 cleveland engine which i dont believe for a minute, was there or wasnt there? i told him they just have cleveland heads but are on top of "big" blocks and that the cleveland is a small block. you or anyone ever heard of a 400 cleveland engine?
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No Bull...no 400 Clevelands.
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