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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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1981 Ford F150 5.0l rebuild

Hey guys, I moved up to ft st John to find greener pastures and in doing so I found my new truck. Its a 1981 ford f150 ranger reg. cab stepside with a 302 on propane. The harmonic balancer has went on it so now im going to rebuild the motor. My spending limit is 2000$ for the motor, can anyone help me with this build? I want a radical cam so I get the rough idle and replace the lifters. An air gap intake and a K&?N Filter. I have to do the bottom end anyways so I was thinking a SCAT crank. Can anyone give me an idea as to what I should be looking for parts wise? Im looking for about 200-250 hp and roughly 250 ft lb of torque.
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Rrriiiiiggggghhhtt. a holley 4 barrel is for gas trucks my young padawan. Mines propane.
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For you camshaft call Jeff at www.COLTCAMS.com and he can custom make you whatever you need. They are also located in Aldergrove/Langley so he is somewhat local to you.
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sorry meant to say get rid of the propane lol



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why not step up to a 5.8l theres no replacement for displacement.


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Put in a 351M? That would be sweet but would the C-6, propane carb and heads match up?
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351 windsor(small block)will match up and you can get alot of perf parts from ford racing like the gt 40 package.vroom vroom!


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the truck has the propane heads. the gt40 heads are nice but I want the truck to be a lower cost sleeper as in under 10,000 dollars for the entire truck
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a good eng to start with would be a early 80's 351w ho,and when you rebuild heads get the hardened valve seats bronze guides and swirl valves done.


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