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This should probably be in Newbie Tech, but this is Ford specific. I would use this as a tow rig, and daily driver. (hate the idea of a 400 for a daily driver). Is this a good deal? What should I look for that you guys may know about in an 86 ford. It looks clean, he wants 2950. Thanks for the help.

400 Big Block STOCK 156k (extra 400 complete carb to pan)
C-6 Auto trans
No power windows or tilt :), has cruise and A/C
Duel tanks and batteries, tow (Ranger package)
Slidding rear window
4.11:1 Gears w/rear limited slip (all stock)
Dana 60 rear, IFS 44 ("Ranger Package")
New rear shocks (KYB gas adjust)
New 1.5" front spring leveling kit
New belts
New inner and outer tie-rod ends and Alignment
Tags good til May 2005!
NON-Catalyst Vehicle (over 8500 GVWR) Minimal DEQ required
Comes with white canopy (see photo below)
1997 F-350 factory aluminum wheels with BFG 285's @ 75%
Sony CD player
Paint still glossy except the hood, no major dents
Interior in decent shape for its age (see pics)
Drives awsome down the road, no squeaks or rattles -smoothe
 

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I'd get it and use the parts
 

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Just curious what state are you in that the tags stay valid when a vehicle is sold.

Oh a 400 isn't a big block (even if you do have two).;)
 

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If '86 then not a 400, 460 maybe for a '86 (F-250?) you never said exact model. also I do not believe the D-60 was still being used in the F-series for 4x4 by then, Sterling.


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yeah, WAY to many inconsistencies in that truck.
A 86' shouldn't have a 400 in it
A 86' shouldn't have a dana 60 out back
A 8500Gvwr truck should have a dana 50 up front.

Even still, not too bad of a price if its mint.
 

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82 was the last year for the 400, it SHOULD be a 460.
Rear is either a Sterling or a D70(most likley a Sterling)
Front end could well be a 44 if it's a 250, only over 8500 250's that definatley had the D50 were the extended cabs(they came in 8800 GVWR only, no LD ex. cab 250)
4.11's + C6 + 460 = HORRIBLE mileage....
Have fun.. LOL
 

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Thanks guys!!! This is exactly the feedback I was looking for. I appreciate the help. Sounds like the rig is a little shady, so I am going to pass. If anyone else is interested, I can send you the link.
 

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The 400 isn't a big block? I thought a 383 was a big block!

where is the cut off line?

what would be different if it were a big block?
 

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mgault said:
The 400 isn't a big block? I thought a 383 was a big block!

where is the cut off line?

what would be different if it were a big block?
you mean the 383 chevy stroker motor?

The FE and 385 series motors are big blocks, the 335 series aren't. Big block and small block classifications are based off bore spacing.

even though the 351M and 400 use the big block bellhousing, big block motor mounts, and have canted valves like a big block, they are still technicly a small block motor. If you take the heads from a 400, they will bolt directly onto the block of a 289, because the bore spacing is the same. strange, but true.
 

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mgault said:
The 400 isn't a big block? I thought a 383 was a big block!

where is the cut off line?

what would be different if it were a big block?
it isn't the inches, it's the design of the block.

Chevy has the 400 cid based on the venerable 350 small block.
Ford hase the 400 based on the 351M/351C

383 is based on chryselers 'B'-block engines. it is a Big Block.



some of it is just nomenclature from 30+ years ago when V-8's were real stump pullers and 250 I-6 was concidered economy sized.
Nowadays most people think 5.0L Fords are big....go figure.


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PBRme said:
400 Big Block STOCK 156k (extra 400 complete carb to pan)
(Ranger package)

Dana 60 rear, IFS 44 ("Ranger Package")
NON-Catalyst Vehicle (over 8500 GVWR) Minimal DEQ required
Hmmmm :confused: Sounds like maybe an 80 - 82 model F250 3/4 ton Ranger package with a Dana 60 rear, c-6 trans, 351M/400 engine. 400 with IFS was only 80 - 82
 

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Eric, I thought ford made the 351c, then came out with the 400. in not having enough of a 350 ish cubic inch displacement class they destroked the 400 into a 351m.
 

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jopes said:
Eric, I thought ford made the 351c, then came out with the 400. in not having enough of a 350 ish cubic inch displacement class they destroked the 400 into a 351m.
How it has been explained to me, was ford couldn't keep up with the production of the 351W, so they they started to put out the 351M's.
 
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