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Any FE Experts on here?
#1
Looking for anyone familiar with the FE engines. Got an opportunity to pick up what I am being told is a 390 originally out of a 67 passenger car (it was recently pulled from a truck and has an RV cam in it) engines runs with some slight valve train noise. Block casting is C6ME-A, has 352 cast in the front, a date code of 7B18. It is complete from top to bottom including factory 4 bbl intake.

Next question is has anyone tried to put one of these in a 73? I am going to start work on my vert soon and do not currently have a plan in place for the drivetrain.

Thanks in advance. I am not very familiar with the FE engines.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#2
Not a whiz on them but have a couple.
I would not go that route not something you can just go find motor mounts that fit, fans, radiator and all the things involved with a switch. Part are expensive. Those are good engines but a good cleveland will be much easier to put in and get the parts for.


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#3
I agree on the Cleveland but have been looking for the last 10 months or so locally and nothing has come up. I have ads out and this guy responded to my ad saying he had this 390 and is dirt cheap. My concern is exactly as you stated above though.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#4
That block casting number was used on everything from 352s to 428s. If the engine ID tag is not on the engine the only way you can tell for sure what it is will be to pull a head and measure the bore and stroke.

I agree with David, there will be a lot of changes and engineering required for the swap.

And, you are right, Clevelands are not easy to find. I had to drive 5 hours to get one, at least it's a 4-bolt. Here's a source that will ship a good block to you.
https://barnetthighperformance.com/351c-...e-engines/



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#5
How many 351C do you want ?
I have a couple also a source in waterloo.
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#6
If you want another option, look for a 460. They had them in trucks, Lincolns, etc. Same series as a 429 that came in our cars, so mounts, etc won't be a problem and if you get a later one, you can have electronic ignition and fuel injection. They're a lot heavier than a Cleveland though, so you'll need different front springs, same as if you went with the 390.

Steve
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(11-28-2018, 12:33 PM)Canted 393 Wrote: How many 351C do you want ?
I have a couple also a source in waterloo.

Just looking for 1 good 351c block. Would prefer one that has not been bored. 4 bolt main a plus but not necessary. I'm an hour from you. Let me know. You can PM too.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#8
I will pm you later my contact in waterloo has 3- 351C he wants to sell he is a retired ford mechanic.
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