I put a 429 in my 1969 f 100. Change the frame mounts and move the tranny cross member back and it is in. This truck was radical, I outran Corvettes(top end) and cops. as unbelievable as it may sound, this truck would do 140 with a 4:10 traction lock rear end. i ran it along side my 87 5.0. it was incredible and still gave me 15 mpg city/hwy but if pulling a load only 4 mpg.
This truck went from a 300 to a 302, and then the 429
I was involved in a head-on snowmobile collision and incurred a traumatic brain injury. I am disabled but may soon come into some money. Due my impoverished situation, I lost all I love. had to sell my truck which I can buy back but I grew up with a 64 1/2 mustang that is gone forever. I want to resurrect my Ford but in a more sensible way. I want to change the engine to a 300 I6. Fuel injected and 1995 is the last year the engine was produced.
I immediately thought I would buy a wrecked 95 with a 300/automatic and put my body on the newer frame/chassis. The ford half ton had a 130 inch wheelbase through the years.
I am in Phoenix and need disc brakes. I could grab discs from a 79 f 150 and i would be much less expensive. My dad just told me that he has been driving for 57 years and there is no reason drum brakes cant stop a car in the heat. I was driving in downtown phoenix when it was 110 at night and had a hard time stopping my stang. say what you want, i need disc brakes.
My idea of putting the old body on the newer frame is that I would be getting away from the nearly 50 year old lines, bushings, etc as well as having the new brakes and suspension but connecting the old wiring to the new will be challenging. I want the headlight dimmer switch on the floor where they all should be.
Should I just change the frame mounts back and slip a 300 in, updating the front brakes, or would it be worth my time to mount the old body on the newer frame?
I appreciate any and all input, new ideas and suggestions.
Thanks to all, Larrylk
This post has been edited by larrylk: Mar 25 2013, 09:48 PM