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Engine question.
Posted by trainwreck on Saturday, August 08, 2015 10:09 AM

Picked up a '53 ford pick-up at the re-sale store, flip nose mpc version, can anyone tell me what the motor in this kit is (without guessing)? It kinda looks like a big block chevy.I need to know, cuz if it is i'll switch it to ford powerplant, thanks Trainwreck.

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  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Saturday, August 08, 2015 12:55 PM

I looked at the instructions online and it is an overhead valve engine, possibly a Chevy.

The '53 Ford engine was a flathead; Ford didn't have an overhead valve until '54, so you probably want to put a Ford engine in there.

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  • From: Kannsas City
Posted by 93slammer on Saturday, August 08, 2015 4:02 PM

It's a crude big block Chevy. 

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Posted by trainwreck on Saturday, August 08, 2015 4:44 PM

Went out & bought a 2010 stang (revell) and hope to "frankenstein" the two, crossing my fingers now.Thanks for your input guys.......Trainwreck. 

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  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Saturday, August 08, 2015 4:58 PM

Why not make it "era proper" by using a monster engine with carbs, such as a 427 or a cammer?

A 2010 engine with injection just wouldn't look right to me...but I'm just being me.

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

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Posted by trainwreck on Saturday, August 08, 2015 5:27 PM

I have 5 versions of this truck, from box stock AMT to a boss 429 powered prostreet to a 351 duelly. When I figure out this picture thing I think I'll post the variations including The resto-mod I'm gonna build with this one........Trainwreck.

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