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Offline FORD F-150

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318 or 350??
« on: November 11, 2010, 01:28:07 pm »
which engine do you guys think would be a better engine to install in a wide metal bomber, a 318 ind??? or a 350 chevy?? hope for best answers from you guys ;)

Offline bluetoque

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Re: 318 or 350??
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010, 06:37:46 pm »
My preference is the chrysler ind.....reason being the 727 tranny is vertually indistructable as well as the engine.Can take a lot of sh.. and abuse....but then again never run a chevy in any bugs I have owned.The 318 is a proven commodity

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Re: 318 or 350??
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2010, 06:46:31 pm »
hmm..i've had both....and the 350 with the 400 auto...is my pick.Much more power,and the 400 tranny is bullet proof!!....now that i've sad that..I must also say the 318 industrail is a great set up with the 727 auto.or the std tranny.Much depends on what you are going to do with your bombardier.
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Re: 318 or 350??
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010, 07:00:14 pm »
i'm running both in a work environment, you won't go wrong either way. 400 turbo in front of a 350 motor is a great combo though, parts seem easier for the chevy overall. a full load in tough hauling  belongs to my 318. general duty and long distance cruising is always a joy on the chev. the next opportunity is a diesel. good luck
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Re: 318 or 350??
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2010, 09:00:08 am »
knew of one here with a diesel.....it did.nt workout....too heavy....and ran hot....for the record i'm not trying to get into a pissing contest with anyone...juz sharing the little i know...also i agree the 318 ind with 727 will pull...mine was balanced and blueprinted,with 4 bbl,and pulled 8 ..45 gal drums of fuel..yhe horsepower was 355.
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Re: 318 or 350??
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2010, 10:50:41 am »

  KPM you needed a 45 gal. drum for a gas tank by the sound of it.   OT.
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Re: 318 or 350??
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2010, 12:21:07 pm »
..it does carry 30 gal on board,I sent u a picture of it,awhile back..canary yellow one.
..my white also carries 30 gal,and has an auxilary tank that also holds 30 gal...it/s plumbed into he fuel system and is an easy on off mount on rear bumper...
 now ot ya gotta remember were not surrounded by ocean like u...so we can fill up and go!!1...ha ha .lol.
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Re: 318 or 350??
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2010, 12:35:17 pm »
I run a ford 351 with a C it has been in my bug for 28 years dad has a 318 with a 727 in his for 34 years. These machines are used all winter for commercial fishing a personal use. The 318,350,351 are  all good engines its a mater of personal preference.I like my ford i can put 44 tubs in the bug and 35 in the trailer and haul it 55 miles on 10 gallons of gas this is threw the bush and over a 1500 foot hill.The 318 is better on the lake it uses less gas idling and the high rise water pump lets you can run the ice auger off the crank.