need some good FE options at a decent price -- engine build
i have a 1976 F-150 supercab 4x2 with a 360FE and a C6 tranny. the truck only has 64,000 original miles on it, but it sat for 10-15 years in a barn before i bought it and started driving it every day. the truck is pretty reliable... i mean, it starts every time. but sometimes it runs like total shit, and it uses oil, etc. i think that the old girl needs a new engine, b/c i know that twice the engine overeheated due to a bad water pump (changed now), and that a few times, the truck has had hardly any oil in it. i fear that the damage done is beyond repair, so id like to just do a swap.
heres my delima... ive never built an engine. and though i know what im doing with cars, but i dont really know where to start with an engine for my truck. i know that i want a larger displacement engine (preferably in the 400= ci range), but some such engines are way our of my price range (esp 406s, 410s and the cj/scj engines).
i need options here. any good suggestions? any of you been frugal and still built a really good high-displacement engine? honestly, my top end, including carburetor and custom mandrel bent true dual exhaust system is around $1500.
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