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FORD F-150 ENGINE PROBLEM

1996 Ford F-150 • 132,000 miles

I would like to know if a 70's 351ci. Cleavland engine I have in my boat would bolt up to the transmission that is connected to a 4.9L straight six out of a 1996 f-150; and what systems would need modifacation.
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January 31, 2013.



Most marine engines run backward. To do that, they need different connecting rods and pistons, (or the assemblies are turned around), and a different cam shaft and distributor. As far as different engines bolting to different transmissions, your best bet is to find an older mechanic at a Ford dealership. There were a real lot of changes between the '70s and '90s, and Ford was never known to make a lot of stuff interchangeable like Chrysler did. Unless someone knows differently for certain, it's unlikely the two will bolt together.

Caradiodoc
Feb 1, 2013.