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engine rebuild

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by JTS Landscaping & Lawn Service, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. never rebuilt and engine i have 98 F-250 with 351 what all do they do in rebuild whats i cost roughly for someone to do this. does anyone know how much hp and torque does this engine have. thanks
     
  2. KATTRANSPORT

    KATTRANSPORT Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Its a 98 ? with a 351 ? I believe 98 was the year they put F250 badges on the F150 chassie if that is indeed the case you have a 4.6 or a 5.4. I would buy a reman shortblock. Cheaper easier and comes with warrrenty
     
  3. sorry its a 97 with the 5.8 for some reason i keep thinking its a 98
     
  4. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    are your planning stock or performance rebuild ? standard rebuild includes new gaskets bearing , rings, seals. maybe some machine work if out of specs . you can do it yourself or pull it take to engine shop and them them do it the cost really depends on what you planning of doing and what needs to be replaced it adds up very fast . my buddy rebuild 54 bel air 350 last year and had about 2500 -3000k into last time i checked and its still not done LOL
     
  5. matts27

    matts27 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 138

    Spent me nights & weekends wrenchin' on Chevy's and Yota' motors. Just a stock motor will set ya back 3500 "new" from Ford... cheaper way to go and add some Torque would be "freshin" it up yourself. New cam, lifters, pistons, rings and such will be at least 1500 plus your time. Lots to choose from for 351's and such, shop around. If ya' get into deckin' the heads, line boring the block and honing the cylinders or punchin' 'em out you're gonna drop some coin at the machine shop ( 300 at least ) I'd figure.

    Would recommend shopping the parts before you decide which way to go, real easy to do through Summit or Jeg's and such. I re-built a stock 350 (Chevy) for 900 using stock heads and such. The Yota motor set me back 1400, never would do that again!!:D


    Just remember, you can shoot the farm quickly re-building something, meaning drop a bunch of cash, decide what ya' want and need first... Making horsepower costs money!!


    Found through the years you can get a donor truck or car pretty easily and cheap. People get in accidents all the time, pick one up for 2000 and you're back in business. Hope this helps, take care and good luck!!!payup
     
  6. in just looking to keep it stock right now for while and rebuilding it. thing is dont have anything to lift the motor out and not big enought garage to keep my truck in while its out and all. so probably will just have someone rebuild my stock engine probably would get it done lot fast then i would.
     
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Pick a good day to yank it out. Rent an engine hoist. Place it in a buddies truck bed. Get it rebuilt,or get a short block crate motor and have the heads done. Pick another good day to have your buddies help you put it back in. Use masking tape, number all the connections on the engine. Note left side / right side looking forward. Keep notes, it's not real hard you just have to keep the steps in order. Got questions ask, most of us have been there before with your problem.
     
  8. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    you can mess one little thing up and end up spending a lot of $$$. the engine is really important and if you not sure id just let someone else do it. unless of course its a project and time isnt important.
     
  9. KATTRANSPORT

    KATTRANSPORT Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    How is the rest of the truck ? Is it even worth putting the money into? Remeber you cant polish a terd. I would stay away from having it rebuilt. Get a Reman shortblock with a warrenty and be done with it. When you do this job you will probably be putting new exhaust manifolds ( because they crack) motor mounts and it makes sense to do the waterpump and all other wear and tear parts.