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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2017, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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What should I do

Hi everyone I've never done this befor so I'm just looking for help. I have a 1965 ford f100 long bed I would love to make into a street race truck It has a 352 with a 3 speed Manuel column shift. I want to put in a 390 high performance motor but i dont know what transmission i should put in it i would like maybee an automatic transmission with a floor shifter so I don't have to change the steering column. I also would assume I need to put a new rear end in? But don't know what would be best gear wise? I will be changing it to a posi rear end for sure tho. Anything else you guys could help me with would be greatly appreciated I don't know too much about all this stuff as I am still new to it all I am 19 but I've been saving up my money and it's something I would love to get into so any help or advice would be appreciated so long story short what would be the best transmission to put in along and what should I do with the rear end and where would u advise I go for the best crate motors and anything else I should need please let me know thanks again
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2017, 05:46 AM
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Re: What should I do

A C6 is the simplest and most direct way to go if you want an automatic. As to a rear, you probably have something suitable in the truck right now to get started. I personally don't like anything more than a 3.70 gear on the street. You will also need some sort of a posi unit.

390 crate engines are not that easy to find and tend to be expensive. Consider a 408 Windsor engine. If you go with the 408, use a C4 instead of the C6.

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Going with the 408 would it still just bolt straight in with no fabrication needed I was only going with the 390 to keep it an re so it would bolt straight up
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I'm sure a Windsor motor in a 4th generation F series truck is a pretty common swap. A little Internet research should tell you all that is involved if someone here doesn't have direct knowledge.

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Alright another prob I have rn is that I have a 352 with a 2bbl I took a 4bbl intake off my 390 and put it on and bought a 600cfm Holley 4 bbl I now believe I made a mistake i know now more cfm does not nessisarly mean more power but I did not know then now tho my truck goes fine to get up to speed but hitting about 75-80 it bogs like there's either not enough or too much fuel can this b the cause or is it prob my fuel pump needs to push out more or what could it be it used to jerk and loss speed fast! But now I put a new distributor in and the 4bbl it just bogs and I have to keep it at around 65-70 to stay safe what can it be
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600 cfm is not too much for a 352. My best guess is that it's the fuel pump. Also check the filter to make sure it's not clogged.

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WTF is a "street race truck"???
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