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351 4v( New paint ) - mach71351c - 12-13-2011

Look what I picked up this weekend for Free. Last week I went to a Christmas party. Ended up talking to this guy mike. We were talking about Fords. He told me about his 69 Bronco he built. I started to tell him about my Mach1. He asked what motor it has. I told a 351c 2v. He said do you want a 351c4v, Just come by and get it. WHAT! Does it have 4 or 4.on the head. All he knew it had a 4 on the head. When he bought the Bronco project the motor came with it. He installed a 600 HP 408 Windsor create motor in the bronco. Now the bad news the 351c sat outside of his shop for 2-3 years. He told me it's full of water.Huh Don't care i'll take it.Cool Saturday comes I call mike he tells me it's a 4dot and come on up. I get to this Guys ranch to find a 40/60 shop full of toys including this wicked bronco that he tows behind the diesel pusher motorhome. What a cool guy we B/S for hours. So we loaded up the Cleveland and home I went.

Well got home, time to get it up on the stand and see how bad it is. Not wasting any time My wife and I tore in to it. I told my wife all about closed chamber and open chamber heads. I could not believe that she was so interested in seeing what the heads were.Cool So I handed her some tools and she got busy. Shortly their after we found that the motor had a tenet living in the right head. (See pics) That didn't stop the wife pulling the valve covers. Then came the moment of truth when I removed the head from the block. Could they be closed chamber could they. YES they are. Let the dancing began. Tongue Looking at the block #4 is rusted bad it would need a sleeve. Oh well. Sorry for the long story. But I had to tell some one.


RE: 351 4v - NoLimitssjca - 12-13-2011

That's a cool score! A sleeve won't hurt it any!
What a great stocking stuffer! That's a cool score! A sleeve won't hurt it any.


RE: 351 4v - Don65Stang - 12-13-2011

That's a great find! Cool looking spider too


RE: 351 4v - coilwire - 12-13-2011

Great score,even better the price. Nasty tenent in that cylinder.
Jim


RE: 351 4v - Tnfastbk - 12-13-2011

goodjob very nice


RE: 351 4v - dohebert - 12-13-2011

Good deal! Where can I find a wife that'll tear into a motor with me?
Good deal! Where can I find a wife that'll tear into a motor?
Good deal! Where can I find a wife that'll tear into a motor?


RE: 351 4v - rolandmhall - 12-13-2011

To get a motor for free is great, but to have a wife help with the teardown... Priceless

Good luck with the rebuild


RE: 351 4v - cobra3073 - 12-13-2011

mach71351c;45998 Wrote:Look what I picked up this weekend for Free. Last week I went to a Christmas party. Ended up talking to this guy mike. We were talking about Fords. He told me about his 69 Bronco he built. I started to tell him about my Mach1. He asked what motor it has. I told a 351c 2v. He said do you want a 351c4v, Just come by and get it. WHAT! Does it have 4 or 4.on the head. All he knew it had a 4 on the head. When he bought the Bronco project the motor came with it. He installed a 600 HP 408 Windsor create motor in the bronco. Now the bad news the 351c sat outside of his shop for 2-3 years. He told me it's full of water.Huh Don't care i'll take it.Cool Saturday comes I call mike he tells me it's a 4dot and come on up. I get to this Guys ranch to find a 40/60 shop full of toys including this wicked bronco that he tows behind the diesel pusher motorhome. What a cool guy we B/S for hours. So we loaded up the Cleveland and home I went.

Well got home, time to get it up on the stand and see how bad it is. Not wasting any time My wife and I tore in to it. I told my wife all about closed chamber and open chamber heads. I could not believe that she was so interested in seeing what the heads were.Cool So I handed her some tools and she got busy. Shortly their after we found that the motor had a tenet living in the right head. (See pics) That didn't stop the wife pulling the valve covers. Then came the moment of truth when I removed the head from the block. Could they be closed chamber could they. YES they are. Let the dancing began. Tongue Looking at the block #4 is rusted bad it would need a sleeve. Oh well. Sorry for the long story. But I had to tell some one.
GREAT find as it is not every day that someone gets a FREE "M" Code! Even better is having a First Lady who is willing to "get in there with you." I look forward to hearing about your journey with that engine.

BT




RE: 351 4v - rocketfoot - 12-13-2011

I'll say...hell, the first sign of that big black spider and I would have been gone! LOL

Nice score!


RE: 351 4v - jimbo - 12-13-2011

Well done good score.