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Ford has never been a cheap car. Most of the 74 to 79 problems were the geeks in the company.I suggested a DOHC 302 long ago but they wanted to make underpowered crackerboxes.Go to the junkyards and what do your see 100 rows of GM an 2 rows of Fords.I own a Chevy, Dodge and Ford.I always prefer a Ford.Also note the major circuit engines use a head of the Ford design because siamese exhaust ports will only get you so far.
 

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Of course when I see Ford and Chevy in the same line im bound to jump in...
I think Fords earlier problem was too many engines, 289,292,302,351W/C/M,352,400,427,428,429,460.How many does chevy have? Like 3? And all we ever really hear about is the 350 and 454 anyway. With that many engines that Ford had it was really hard to work up each one, they were too busy starting all over again. Whereas Chevy just worked out the bugs, and put the same engine in every car/truck. Recently, Ford has done well with the newer engines, and adapted MOD design, which we had like 200 posts on... The newest to this lineup is the 1/2 a cobra engine (2.3L DOHC= 4.6L DOHC/2). So, after 100 years, Ford is starting to learn their lessons, and prices are wayyy down with the new effiecient ways of doing everything. And also only having a few engines has made it way easier. The Triton engines are a really great example of an excellent series of engines, unfortunately their HP ratings leave Chevy room to brag. But if you take a look at Torque, the triton engines beat everyone, I think the Gas V10 even beats chevy's diesel in torque,
, They've really put time into those engines, and kept refining them, and they're engines that are built to serve a purpose. I have a saying: Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races. And as much as I'd love to brag about our diesel, its not really ours, its International's, but, its still the best.
 

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wait a min. Chevy has 265, 283, 302, 305, 307, 327, 348, 350, 396, 400, 409, 427, 454, ls1, ls6, lt1, vortec 350 and 305. that a good amount of motors.
 

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I think he was gettin at all our different engine families. Chevy basically has the big block, and the small block. Ford has the flathead, y-block, FE, MEL, small block, 385, 335, and now the MOD series.
 

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Yeah, when I was looking up some of chevy's engines, they have different sized bores, but the block basically remains the same, except small vs big
 

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On 2002-06-07 01:55, Luv70sFords wrote:
I think he was gettin at all our different engine families. Chevy basically has the big block, and the small block. Ford has the flathead, y-block, FE, MEL, small block, 385, 335, and now the MOD series.

Well if you want to include the FE (Ford Edsel)and MEL (Mercury Edsel Lincoln) in this can we also include the B.O.P. engines? how many different engines did Buick Oldsmobile and Pontiac have? 3 different 455's?
 

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the 265-400, 348-409, 396-454, lt4(The Best Chevy Motor Ever
), lt1, ls1-ls6, are all different motors.
 

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The Chebby faimly is 262, 265, 283, 302, 305, 307, 327, 350, 400. This is the small chebby lineup. Three of these engines share small bores, long stroke, these are the 283, 305, 307. The Ford famlies are the Flathead's, Y-block,MEL, FE, Celevland(SP), 289-302, 351W, Modified Cleveland 351M-400, 4.6-5.4 Mod blocks. thats all for the V8's.
 
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