hi everyone, I was just given a 1965 ford f250, its at my friends house right now so i don't have access to it yet but i was told it had a 351 windsor with a 4 barrel carb. is this stock? or would that be after market? i thought that a 65 f250 would have a 352 with 2 barrel, not sure if those people are right, but it sounds aftermarket to me
look for casting numbers on the block down by or behind the starter motor...there are SO many motors that could be installed in that chassis..there are so many Combos of FE motor... 330 thru 428.. all the windsor and cleveland versions..the 351 M and 400 M motors.. but those were usually 2 barrel..and then the 370/429/460 lima motors.. there is a small chance.. that it could even be a 430/462 MEL motor.. but you might notice the ODD DECK angles.. 74 degrees verses 90 degrees. you might take some pictures and upload them to photobucket or imageshack.. and post links here.. once in a great while. there may still be an ID tag on the engine.. on the intake manifold bolt or distributer hold down bolt.. that if it is original will identify what the motor is and what it came out of..
ok thanks that at least gives me an idea of whats in it, i wont have access to the truck for a couple of weeks, but it has a manual 4 speed with compound low gear, if that narrows it down at all, well at least i now know what to look for.thankskale
. Your truck is a 1965, but the 351W's didn't arrive till 1969, so that wouldn't be a stock engine for it. Since it was "given" to you, I'd suspect it has an original 352" engine, which came with a 4-bbl. in some cars and possibly in some trucks. Or possibly a 390"/391"... Although most any engine of any size or even brand could have been swapped into it by now (even Cadillac!).. Most 351W's came with a 2-bbl. carb. in cars except for some 1969-1970 Mustangs/Cougars, some California vehicles (for emissions reasons), some trucks, and some marine engines which came with 4-bbls. 351W 4-bbl. engines very common in 18'-20' flatbottom 'waterski boats'.. BTW, 352's and 351's are actually the same size (~351.7") engines with 4" bores and 3.5" strokes, but the name '352' was changed to '351' to denote a new engine family of more modern, lighter thin wall block engines. 351M denotes a 351"/352" engine with a taller block height/longer rods/taller pistons on a 351C block design. Still all same bore/stroke/cubes.. First thing to look for is where does the upper radiator hose enter the engine? Into the block (351C/351M/?352?) or into the intake manifold (221-351W has 'Wet' manifold). Don't recall the 352 hose arrangement off hand.