For something as bone simple as a '70 F100 you CAN install just about
anything. Might need to fab mounts, change tranny and driveshaft, but
that's all simple stuff in something like a '70 F100.
Had A Lincoln/Edsel 410 in a 35 Chevy.
Ditto what the others have said. When you are done and, if
you use the truck for pulling or hauling, you will wish you
had the 360 back. The far simpler and cheaper thing to do
is replace the 360 with another of the FE family which are
all pretty much bolt-ins with much better truck performance.
One of the best in that family for a PU as a daily driver
used for work is the 390. The 351C was never offered in a
truck for good reason. The 351M was put into trucks
beginning in 1974 or 75 IIRC but, it is not quite the same
as a 351C and has a big block bell housing bolt pattern like
the 360 FE engine. IIRC, it would still need different side
mounts to install. Make sure you know what you are looking
at when you deal with Ford engines.
Ditto on the 390, I never really cared for the 360. Although installing
would be by far the best route, they are getting a little hard to come by these
I know from experience that a 351 Windsor with a C4 trans will bolt right into
series of Ford pickups. I used 302 motor and trans mounts. No crossmember or
driveshaft changes were necessary. The motor and trans was complete with all of
accessories, carb, etc. The only sticky part was the exhaust. I had to modify
passenger car Y-pipe. This was possible because the truck was available with a
which is very similar to the 351 Windsor.
With that said, I don't remember if the Cleveland and Windsor motors used the
bolt pattern on the block for the motor mounts. IF they do, the combo should sit
in there. IF the motor is complete air cleaner to oil pan AND has all of the
accessories AND 302 mounts will work, it might actually be a neat project.
Before you jump into a swap like this you need to do some homework, including
attempt to locate another FE motor.
Yes they did, in the 6000 to 7000rpm range, making 600 or more HP,
they do have a tendancy to crack the block in the #3 crank journal up
to the #3 cam journal. This was corrected late in the production run
for the 428CJ engines...
However, we're talking about a low rpm truck application, so there
are no problems with the block unless a complete idiot is behind the
Hmmm, Well if he has a C4 trans it should work. I did the 390 to 351W swap
years ago so the details are a bit foggy. Started on Friday afternoon and was
the truck Sunday afternoon. Pretty easy for a broke 17 year old who was just
about cars. If the OP has any automotive knowledge and money for ancillary
hoses, trans lines, misc exhaust parts, etc it should be doable.
I agree - drop in a 460.
It'll drink like a fish, but it WILL PULL.
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The OP looked like he wanted to simply remove a 360 and drop in a 351C,
which won't work for the same reason that a 460 won't work; the trans will
need to be changed too. Sure, anything is possible with enough changes, but
I did not think that he was asking that.
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