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Old 05-07-2009, 03:31 PM
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Swap engines on a 1949 Ford F1 truck from 6cy to V8

Hi

I have a 1949 Ford f1 truck with original flat 6CY engine with 4 spd manual trans.
Would like to put a V8 with auto trans.....

Dont wana go crazy ,,,,What is my best choice,,,302 maybe ?? what kind car would be the best donor?
any ideas how much would be a fair price to be charged ?
Located in CT .....

Thank you for any help....

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I think you'll have a lot of room to work with; should have a pretty much open book on what you can put in.

302 would be probably the simplest choice, or a 351W. That's assuming you want to stay with Ford engines. Put in the corresponding automatic, or a later model 4 speed to make things smoother.
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I used a 302/C-4 combo from a `74 Ford Torino in my old truck(`52 F-1 ). use motor mount & transmission crossmember kits from Speedway in Lincoln,NE.(speedwaymotors.com), I also used the rear axle from a `58 F-100 W/ auto trans. to get better gears.
hope this helps,let me know if I can help more.
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i think a FE would look nice in that!

find a beat up ole late 60's or early 70's f-series..

you can also use the rearend... and towing wont be a problem if you decide to...

my 0.02!
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1949 4 speed tranny

I know this is a long-shot, but is the old 4 speed available? I need one to replace my 3 speed in my project.

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It's a longer shot than you might hope for. The op hasn't been on here for 4 years.
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