re's the deal, the lease on my 96 Ram ends in about a year(it's going back). I plan on replacing it with a 78 or 79 Bronco
Good choice!!! I have 4 (well 3 and a parts truck).
and I have some questions and need some advise! First, what's the difference between the 351C, M, & W is one really better
than the other two.
Many theories on the "M", but it is most commonly referred to as modified (if your askin a parts guy for parts). Reason being is the Ford 400 motor came out first and the 351M is a destroked version of the 400.
This rig has got to be reliable, it's going to be my daily ride.
They are pretty good in that respect, but finding a really nice one is getting harder. Expect to pay 3-4000$ for a very nice restored or original one.
I'm looking for a modest upgrade as far as
power, nothing radical so in regards to money and reliability what's the best way to go in upgrading the motor, rebuild the one
in it, buying a newer one or what?
Try to find one with a 400. Then put a cam, 4bbl and dual exh on it. It will be more than adequate then for 33" tires. If you want more power, get new pistons and up the compr to at least 9.0:1. stock was only 8.4:1
How much lift will I need to put 33x12.50 under it,
None, not even offroad, unless springs are totally beat.
>I have about 4grand to get this project
>up and running.......how far can I get?
I bought this one for 2000$.
It needs a rear and eventually a tranny. It runs/drives fine, but needs some TLC.