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68 S-code GT
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posted 04-07-2001 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anybody tell me what years Ford made 351W roller motors and what cars they could be found in?

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posted 04-07-2001 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ford never made a 351w roller cam motor.

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posted 04-07-2001 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry i'm studip. I just checked and Ford did make a roller cam 351w in 94-96 F series truck exc. Lightning.

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H8CHEVY
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posted 04-07-2001 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for H8CHEVY   Click Here to Email H8CHEVY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what motors did ford make with a roller cam motor??? can you just swap a roller cam into a normal motor?? how does it work???

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posted 04-07-2001 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ford made 5.0 from 85 on able to accept factory roller lifters. Some late 83 and 84 blocks were also made for this but you have to look at them to see. You can't put factory roller lifters in a flat tappet block only aftermarket kits. 93-96 5.8W F series truck were also equipt with rollers but not Lightnings. Replacement blocks for Lightning will accept roller but not the original block.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 04-07-2001 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So if I get a block out of a 93-96 F-series then I will have a roller block?

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cpmaverick
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posted 04-07-2001 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Probably. The later the block the more likely you'll get a roller motor. But if you can find an older block a lot cheaper than an aftermarket roller cam setup might be better for your budget.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-09-2001 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, Ray! The 5.8L in my F-150 is a roller? Cool!

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posted 04-10-2001 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would check the claibration code before anyone gets excited. Only certain plants and certain F series recived roller 351 engines late 1995 and 1996 only. I have the documentation from the Louisville truck plant. FoMoCo published a lot of eroneous information on this issue.

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posted 04-11-2001 12:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bossman   Click Here to Email bossman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
er ah ALL 93 and later 351W blocks are roller capable, meaning the lifter bores are set to take the standard 5.0 lifters and the galley is drilled and tapped to take the "spider" that positions the retainers for the roller lifters. Even though a lot of the 351W produced in the early 90s and ond still came with a hydraulic cam, they are still configured for roller setup. My 95 351W Lightning short block asssembly new in the crate was one such animal - hydraulic cam, but a roller now resides in it.....

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posted 04-11-2001 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We currantly have a 94 F-150 in the shop for some bolt on performance hop ups. It has it's original 5.8 351W EFI engine with 67K miles. It does not have a roller cam nor is it roller capable. Never trust FoMoCo or what you read from them.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-13-2001 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bummer...

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posted 04-13-2001 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What do you mean. Ford says my parts book are never wrong. lol. RAY

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68 S-code GT
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posted 04-13-2001 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cpmaverick:
Probably. The later the block the more likely you'll get a roller motor. But if you can find an older block a lot cheaper than an aftermarket roller cam setup might be better for your budget.

After reading all of the posts I think I?ll side with you on the budget part and figured that it's hit or miss trying to find the elusive roller 351W.

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