1986 Ford F-100 • 6 cylinder 2WD Manual • 100,000 miles

I have a 2wd 1986 ford f150 and it has a 300 straight six with a 3 speed also its a reg cab short bed and I was thinking of doing a engine swap to a 351m400 bigblock out of a 1976 ford ranchero 500. Im not quite sure that I want to do it yet but would the stock rearend hold up when I stomp on the gas. And should I use a 2001 chevy malibu floor shift its like a slap shift or should I use a b&m z gate shifter that has the locking pins (a pain in the butt to use) or should I get a diffrent shifter if so what kind thats a reasonable price (cheap)
February 2, 2011.

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