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rancheroboy
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posted 05-10-2005 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rancheroboy   Click Here to Email rancheroboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i got a 1965 ford ranchero and it has a 289. my friend can get me a 350 for about $750 and its a rebuilt engine. you guys think it a good deal? plus i would have to buy a new trannsmission, right? anyways thanx for your help guys!

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68F100
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posted 05-10-2005 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sell the ranchero and buy a boat. Use the 350 for an anchor.

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69maverick
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posted 05-11-2005 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey lets not beat up on rancheroboy before we are sure he is talking about a Chevy 350?
Do you mean a 351? ans is it a W or C ?

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rancheroboy
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posted 05-11-2005 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rancheroboy   Click Here to Email rancheroboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yes my bad its a 351w

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68F100
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posted 05-11-2005 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, in that case...

If the engine is truly rebuilt and in good shape, I'd go for it.

It should have the same bolt pattern right guys?

Didn't mean to be rude before. I just hate to see Chebbie motors in Fords.

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rancheroboy
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posted 05-12-2005 12:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rancheroboy   Click Here to Email rancheroboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i understand, thanx for the help bro, but you guys no im ford all the way, but its one of those deals of where you kick yourself if you dont do it, haha

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69maverick
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posted 05-13-2005 06:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Except for minor issues like maybe exhaust?
it will go right in there.

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sivat64
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posted 09-14-2005 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sivat64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the 351 is a bit wider than the 289/302. you might have some clearance problems with the shock towers.

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roger
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posted 10-30-2005 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You will have width problems, try the crities shock tower kit if your not up to trimming them your self, the crities kit is just a couple of chunks of steel with lousy instructions. Call em what you will we Ford guys have to turbo, super charge or spend thousands just to stay up with those "boat anchor 350's".

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Riley
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posted 10-31-2005 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Riley   Click Here to Email Riley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If your shock towers are straight there will not be a clearance problem with a 351W, and there are headers made for this application. Depending upon the intake, there may be hood clearance problems. A 351C is extremely close because of the wider heads. The 351W is taller than the C and not quite as wide. A 351W should bolt right in. Somebody will correct me if I am wrong, but I think the 351W will bolt to a late 65 C-4 or T-10 transmission.

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roger
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posted 11-03-2005 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you will have to shave the shock towers if you want that 351 to fit in your falcon bay, believe me, even if you do squeeze it in, you;l wish you modified those towers for clearance

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tkgalaxie
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posted 11-05-2005 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tkgalaxie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The only trans issue will be if yours has the 5 bolt bell,all smallblocks from '66-up(and the LATER '65's)have the 6 bolt bell.

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