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Re: Small Block Chevy Swap??
Let me be the first to say
"That just ain't right !"
Now that it's out of my system let me count the ways that it's wrong. I'm a Mo-pure car guy, so nobody hates Chebbies worse than me, but when it came time to buy a truck it was Ford, Ford or Ford. There's a reason Ford sells more trucks than Chebby or Dodge, they're better.
Now, back to your problem. Up here I have my choice of Ford parts when I go to a yard. My Chevy buddies (yes we do speak) are always lifting the hoods crying the blues because someone f'd off with their precious 350. I'm pretty sure it's the same where you are too, right ?
Take you're good running SMC to any yard and they'll happily trade you a good running straight 300 six even and throw in everything else you may need.
You've already guessed that it ain't a-gonna be a drop in, wire up and bolt in affair. You'll spend countless hours and MORE money making this work and after all that nobody's going to pat you on the back and say "welcome in brother".
You'll be ostracized from the Ford and Chebby camps and possibly more hated than a chicken molester in the South.
Straight sixes do not command top dollars used, SBC do. Do the right thing and save your family untold shame !
After you're up a ruuning cheaply, with a stock six, you can slowly, carefully and cheaply assemble what you need for a bigger Ford V-8 swap later on.
Hang your head in shame boy !