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Old July 29th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #1
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Hey guys, my dad has a 1984 Ford F150 but I believe it's on a '79 Bronco frame. I could be totally wrong, don't quote me on that . Anyways, it's 4x4 and the engine is a 400 big block, which as I've read its a 351M stroked to 400?

I have no idea about the truck, but I was hoping someone could give me some insight? I'm having trouble finding parts for it, specifically a carburetor. I'm going to price it out and see if it's worth it to turn into a plow truck for the winter, but it definitely needs some work haha.

It's sitting in the driveway so I can get as many pictures as necessary.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys.

Here's some pictures. Yeah I have to move it so I can weed whack, haha. And I tried to get some engine bay shots but there is so many active bee's nests and I'm allergic. I'll wait til dusk and spray them down.







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Old July 29th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #2
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From the small glimse of the radius arm it looks like it is a 70's frame unless somebody did a SAS. It also looks like the the body doesn't quite line up.
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Old July 29th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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I believe you are correct. Where do you think I could find parts for this 400 engine?
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Old July 29th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #4
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You should be able to buy parts anywhere for it.
The carb should be a basic motorcraft 2150 2 barrel.
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Old July 29th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #5
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How much for the bed?
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Old July 29th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #6
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I believe you are correct. Where do you think I could find parts for this 400 engine?
most places should carry stuff Jeff's Bronco Graveyard should have motor parts, other than that i would say NAPA
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Old July 29th, 2008, 08:21 PM   #7
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Cool, thanks guys! I'll check around and see what I can do. I know a thing or two about cars, but I'm used to working on fuel-injected fwd four bangers
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Old July 29th, 2008, 08:37 PM   #8
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Oh, and if I was going to fit this truck with a plow, I'd have to get a late 70's Bronco plow, correct? If so, is there a good place to find a used plow? I'm going to try to Craigslist one.

Basically, what plows will fit on this truck if it's a late 70's bronco frame and an '84 F150 body? Thanks
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Old July 30th, 2008, 02:14 PM   #9
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Going by the VIN nummber that truck was 2wd when it started it's life in a Canadian factory.
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Here are some engine bay shots, feel free to chime in and tell me anything you know about it, and/or if it's a worthy build to keep :)







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i would just throw a new intake on it like an edelbrock intake and put a 4 barrel carb on it... but even just your carb summit can get
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my brother might even have the old 2 barrel off his 78 ill do some digging
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Yeah, the carb is going to run me about $329.95 + shipping from Summit.

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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Old August 6th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #14
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my brother might even have the old 2 barrel off his 78 ill do some digging
Alright, thanks! I guess my dad tried a holley rebuild kit on it, but it never ran right. He had to retard the timing to start it, then put it back to normal once it started.
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check your fuel pump pressure
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I would check the distributer. I had a 360 that I had to do that with. The mechanical advance was stuck and I was too lazy to fix it.
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buy this stuff, http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=89862, i'll give ya a holley that should be easy to rebuild, keep the rest for spare parts or sell what ya don't want
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Just 1 ques. If that is a 400, why is the dipstick by the coil? Every 400/351m I have seen is drivers side.
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Just 1 ques. If that is a 400, why is the dipstick by the coil? Every 400/351m I have seen is drivers side.
Your guess is as good as (likely better than) mine. Is there any way I can tell the difference?
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Old August 25th, 2008, 02:09 PM   #20
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I have had several 351M's and the dipstick was in the exact location that your picture shows.
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