Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Fresno, California
'65 289 and '83 351 Parts interchange
I've got a 53 F-100 that came with a 65 289, or so I was told. It looks the part. The water pump pick up is on the passenger side.
I have a fresh 351 out of a 1980 Bronco, and want to put it in the '53. My question is, will the timing cover/water pump housing interchange? I like my radiator, and want to keep it.
I'll be using the A/C system from the Bronco as well, so that may be a concern when it comes to bracketry.
I don't have the Bronco here to make the comparison yet. It'll be a few weeks before I can tow it up here.