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Re: OT stupid ford motor swap question??
Well I can't answer the question about the bell housing,,, or won't because I'm not real sure, and don't want to miss lead you.
But I do have a question,,, are you going to use this truck as a tow vehicle?
If so the 390 is a real mule where the 302 and 351 are light weights. I can't imagine why you incurred so much expense on your last 390 rebuild, unless you replaced a lot of hard parts.
I will agree about the gas milage, but 9 has been the worst I have ever got out of the venerable 390 [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img], the good thing there is I can count on it whether it's running dry down the road or if I'm pulling a house behind me. The milage the same.
Over the years I have owned about 8 390's of various torque and HP models, (trucks and hotrods). I rebuilt 6 of those. The last being in my 73 Explorer pick up. I just sold that thing about 2 years ago [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img].