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    Finally got somethin to haul my sled with! 1973 F100 flat bed w fifth wheel hitch, 351w, 4 speed, 4x4... No rust on frame but but body needs some TLC bad! Driver door handle broke off and the door was a rusty pos someone threw on cus a deer hit original but i got one for $30 ....hopefully this time next year it will be painted lifted and complete

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    Congrats. There will ALWAYS be parts for that rig!
    When the Sierra club told me to "be more green". I thought they meant to buy another Arctic Cat.

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    Yep lol thats what i like about it... I dont like the gas milage though lmao itll be down to 5mpg in no time w a lift and engine mods haha but thats why its a second vehicle/toy

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    You need to get some pics loaded up and keep us posted on progress. We're all kinda weird like that LOL
    When the Sierra club told me to "be more green". I thought they meant to buy another Arctic Cat.

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    It used to be dually dump bed but it was converted to single axle w dana 80's
    Ig the front axle is some rare one that is sealed that was made for only 2 yrs and is commonly sought after for mud trucks lol weve only had it for a day and were offered $2500 for the axles... Def had to think about it being as the whole truck was $900... But i love the body style and the axles an just add resale $ when i go to sell it someday

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    Sorry typo dana 60's front is hi pinion?

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    Need Some TLC But It will Look Nice

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    cool truck.

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    Thanks guys... Now my next question is do any of ya know how to tell if its a 351w, 351c, or 351m/400m?
    I found another thread on a ford forum to tell diff on 351/400m but not btwn the 351 c and w

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    mine has a sticker on the valve cover.and if i remember right,they have different size spark plugs.

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    Lol the motor is kinda rough lookin there aint stickers but ill look into the spark plug size

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    the winsdor is a small block, the clevland is a big block.

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    I found somethin sayin to check number of bolts on valve covers one has 6 and the other has 8 ig

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    Got roughly 30' of 4" stainless sch 10 pipe donated for bumpers for the project

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    whats on the front,plow ?

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    Ya plow mount and hydro cylinder no plow with it though but we took that off already and sold for 250.... Now only have total of $650 into truck lmao for the moment

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    New plugs, wires, and distributer and some oil this weekend.... Also broke choke and cant figure out where the hell it goes on carb

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89sandman View Post
    the winsdor is a small block, the clevland is a big block.
    Wrong. Sorry Sandman, Clevelands are a small block!
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    The 'W' has 5 bolt valve covers and the radiator upper hose connects to the intake manifold. The 'C' has 8 bolt valve covers and the upper radiator hose does not connect to the intake manifold.

    Also Fuel pump mount bolts are side by side on a "W" and up/down on the "C". Also the exhaust bolts on the "C" are offset and the "W" are straight across. Both good engines. Takes a little more knowledge to make a 351M/400 to make a real strong runner. Tough as nails! They never put a 351C in a truck. More then likely its a 351M/400. The 351M/400 is a tall deck 351C. To tell the difference between a 351M and 400, measure the stroke (using a dowel) through the spark plug hole. the 351M is 3.50". Hope this helps!
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    Wes Adams
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