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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 09:37 PM

My son bought this tonite for this winters snow removal. He has a long driveway. This will only be a yard truck. Runs and drives. Plow lifts. 4x4 works. No brakes. Glass all good. Frame good. Body rusted out, no exhaust. Any ideas what size engine it would of had when new ?? It's F 250. Just wondering, air cleaner says 429. I don't think that would be in it when new??!! Noel

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 09:49 PM

Most likely a 390.
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Posted July 08, 2015 - 10:18 PM

Most likely a 390.

What Cat said.


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Posted July 08, 2015 - 10:23 PM

Ford had so many V8s in those days it could be any of a half a dozen. I think they still had the 352 in trucks in 69. 390 is a good possibility, but a 428 or a 429 were possible. I worked at a Ford dealer in 1969 and parts were a headache because there was so many different engines and transmissions. Fortunately, they were all pretty rugged engines After I left there I became a Chevy owner. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 09, 2015 - 02:42 AM

I am quite sure the only v8 ford offered in 1969 f250 4x4 hi boys was the 360 cid--looked the same as 352 and 390 the 429 is a different animal--the 390 was available in the 2 wheel drive mostly in the camper special.

That's one of the last really good f250 4x4 made--had the enclosed front steering knuckles theres a pipe plug in the knuckles to fill with gear lube , keep them full and the u-joints will last almost for ever. 

Stock would have new process transfer case and Dana front and rear axles very over build and tough and if it's a 4 speed that a bonus.

Toss a half of ton of weight in the back and that truck will push that V plow through almost anything Just put the transfer case in low range and use second or third gear.

I owned a 69 a 71 and a 77 f250 and the 69 was the best -the 72 a close second and the 77 was a dog compared to the others.     


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Posted July 09, 2015 - 05:10 AM

If it's a 429 you should yank the engine an sell it they bring good money to muscle car guys. Post some pics of the engine. My guess it's a 460 they are common big block changes.
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Posted July 09, 2015 - 05:26 AM

The engine aside, I dont think he will be real happy with that V blade for a driveway, parking area etc......better to find a straight angle blade....just sayin


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Posted July 09, 2015 - 05:57 AM

I would guess the 460,,,that truck is going to cost an arm and a leg in fuel with the amount of snow you get...looks like your son got a smoking good deal!  Similar plow truck for sale up the road lasted one day on the market,,,had a sign in front..$2000..That was 2 weeks ago.


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Posted July 09, 2015 - 07:39 AM

the plow is bigger than the truck!

 

My money is on 460.


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Posted July 09, 2015 - 07:45 AM

It doesn't need brakes, just drop the plow if you want to stop, that's what I do with my loaders! :poke:  :smilewink:


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Posted July 09, 2015 - 10:04 AM

We could guess all day long as to what's in there, but the best thing to do is look at the drivers side valve cover for a sticker. If there, it will show what the engine is. If not, you'll have to run the numbers off the block. The heads are identified by numbers casted on the top of the heads, under the rocker/valve covers. Cheers!!!

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Posted July 09, 2015 - 11:45 AM

My bet is on 360. 429 was NEVER offered in pick-up, nor was the 428. Easy enough to tell by looking at intake and cylinder heads. Not saying that somebody didn't swap a 429/460 into it. An awful lot of work is involved including transmission and motor mounts.


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Posted July 09, 2015 - 02:08 PM

As I recall the 360- 390 FE engines as they were called had more of a rounded valve cover on the top and the 429-460 were kinda flat on the top .also the 429-460 had a small metal tag bolted on the coil mount with the engine info stamped into it,but these were often lost. 

But I'll still bet a dollar to a donut that it came with a 360 when new.



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Posted July 09, 2015 - 03:19 PM

My vote is also 360.  Ford was very stingy with 390's.   If I remember right ,352's had an open intake manifold that you could look under.  All other engines would have a solid intake so you couldn't drop wrenches in hard to get places.  :wallbanging:


Edited by Gtractor, July 09, 2015 - 03:19 PM.





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