Re: '78 F350 Engine replacement options
"Matthew Warren" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> truck comes with need of rebuild... so I don't know yet. Are you running
> 2 or 4 barrel?
Just a 2 barrel. It also has single rear wheels.
BTW that gas mileage was based upon California gas. When I filled up in
Arizona it got over 10 mpg and that was with a 1 ton camper, 4 people, and 3
It goes up steep grades no problem, just not very fast
> "Ulysses" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > "Advocate" <Advo@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:TjD7f.275695$084.176894@attbi_s22...
> >> "Matthew Warren" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >> news:email@example.com...
> >> > Need to replace the engine in a 78 F350 w/ 4sp trans. it currently
> > a
> >> > 400, but wondering what other options I might have, with little to no
> >> > modification. If my option is the 400, then so be it, just need to
> > know.
> >> > thanks
> >> >
> >> If your engine hasn't suffered a catastrophic failure, I think it's
> > to
> >> overhaul the engine you now have. One has no idea how much abuse and
> > damage
> >> was done to a rebuild or junkyard motor.
> >> I beileve that you can use either the 400 or 351M small block.
> > I have a '78 F350 Crew Cab with the 351 and I think it's a bit
> > underpowered
> > and only gets about 8 mpg. What kind of gas mileage do you get with the
> > 400? I'd guess it's about the same.