Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Sydney, Australia
As too how much I have to spend, and how much I want to spend is totally different. What I should say is, I would like to limit the spending to about $1,500 to $2,000 on the engine itself. The 351 is currently in really good running condition, no bottom end noise, no tapping, it runs and idles smooth as. It is currently in a 1976 Ford Fairmont Marquis, which is also in really good condition, except for the interior door trims. I'm not expecting this car to be a street machine or drag racer, but would just like to work the engine mildly for own enjoyment and get some experience. I have friends who are mechanics who will be assisting so there will be no labour in cost, and I get discounts on buying parts from a different friend also. I currently drive it as I would any car, I don’t thrash it, but just drive it to the train station every morning, home again at night, and on weekends. That’s about it! As for fuel, the previous owner has it running LPG? is this bad? I have attached only pic I have so far, so for the quality. Thanks in advance!