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Gave my F350 a transplant

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by weareweird69, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    Im usually MIA in here during the summer due to work. However, I have found some time to do some work to my plow truck.

    As most of you know, I am working on my F-Superduty off and on.

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=146385

    Well, I plow with my F350.
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    It had a beat to hell, worn out 351 in it. blown head gaskets, oil leaks, you name it, it was wrong. Plug a heater core in 10 miles from oil contamination.

    About a year ago, I picked up a 460, with transmission, and all wiring and computer. 90,000 miles on it. Rebuilt the transmission and put all new gaskets in the 460, along with having the heads totally redone.

    I yanked the 351 out in June, along with all the wiring, and transmission etc. Sold it all to a guy I know who wanted it as a core to rebuild.

    Plopped the 460 in, with a good set of headers. Fired it up, realized I had a ground off because the dash was all lit up freaky like. No headlights, or driver side marker lights, with the high beam indicator on LOL

    But it had a ting to it… Didn't run it long, and yanked it back out…

    The oil pump driveshaft became dislodged, and had ZERO oil pressure.

    OFF to the machine shop.

    Spun 1 rod bearing, not even a full revolution.

    The damage was done though. All new bearings, new cam, new distributor, new oil cooler, new oil pump, new pretty much everything. The cylinders had .0035 wear in them, so it got bored .020 over with new pistons.

    needless to say, I wasn't happy about the bill, BUT, it'll be allll new

    I finally got the 460 back from the engine shop last week!
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    Ill post some more photos later, and updates as they come about.

    But, It should run pretty damn good!
     
  2. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    You thought I would not find this new thread !!!!!
    Good luck and I will keep quiet end even humble myself.... for now
     
  3. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I use to plow with a 460 5 speed that was a plow truck Good luck
     
  4. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Wow that looks awesome. Would love more pics of the truck.
     
  5. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    LOL I didn't think you WOULDNT find it!

    I used to plow with a 300 inline 6 with a 4 speed, that was ROUGH lol

    But this should plow much better than the 351.

    Thanks!

    Ill get some more photos up later, I have a lot more on my phone, than what I have on my online galleries.

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  6. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    Well, I got some photos of the truck before, and after, and process of all of it.


    Truck on the trailer.
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    Buddy of mine working on getting the 351 motor mounts off.
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    Motor Out, with the 460 mounts in.
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    Truck without the drivetrain.
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  7. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    351 and transmission on the floor
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    460 Going in
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    Pretty much complete, before removal of it again.
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  8. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    New exhaust front to back. Hedman Hedders with mid pipe. Diesel Cat converter for inspection reasons, and a hooker 4" in/out muffler with a 6.4 diesel tail pipe section and 5" Tip. It sounded pretty good for the short time it ran.

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  9. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    After removal…. We yanked the oil pan off.
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    Yeah, didn't look good. The oil pump drive shaft came dislodged. Not sure how, but thats what happened because thats the retaining ring for the driveshaft laying in the oil pan…


    So, a little fast forwarding. About 2 months.

    I picked up an OLDER style oil cooler setup off a different 460.
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    Ordered up a new cooler itself
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    Going to have new lines made, or flush the old lines out. But this replaces the factory water/oil cooler that was factory that COULD be contaminated. A factory replacement is nearly impossible to locate.



    Degreased, needle scaled, and wire wheeled the crossmember and as much of the frame rails as I could get to. Primed, and painted them black.

    Replaced the Power Steering Return line, and Pressure line. Since they rotted off….

    You can kind of see the brake lines on the frame here. We broke ONE when installing the headers previously.

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  10. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    460 came back home all wrapped up.
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    At this point, it became evident that the brake lines needed repaired. I took the initiative and replaced all of the hard lines on the truck. I broke the line behind each nut except the only stock line on the truck that ran from the master to the front brake lines. It came off easily.

    Replaced them all with the Nickel Copper lines that are supposed to be the BEST.

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    And this brings us up to today.

    Yesterday the exhaust gaskets came. Ive heard of nothing but good from RemFlex exhaust gaskets. 100% graphite, at 1/8" thick.

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    Hopefully I can get this baby rolling, because were down into the 30's for lows all week. Its a matter of time before it starts to snow and this truck needs to be 100%!!
     
  11. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    As for Engine Specs, an what needed done…

    I had the machine shop strip the Engine down, and inspect it all.

    Found that the one rod bearing spun slightly, not even a full turn.

    And that the bores were .0035" and .0045" OVER tolerance.

    The LEFT bank of the engine bank had severe rotting as they told me, and they decked both head mounting surfaces on the block.

    The Crank got polished up, and reinstalled

    All new high end quality bearings.

    Bored and honed the block .020" over with new cast pistons.

    Everything was cleaned, and magna fluxed, and painted.

    Put in 4 new pushrods, since 4 of them got burnt.

    New Oil pump drive shaft, again. lol

    Installed a Comp 342-55-5 Camshaft

    Which required new Comp valve springs in the heads.

    8 new lifters.

    Then fully assembled as you saw in the photos.

    Previous work to the heads, which was before I even put it in the truck, was that they got decked, cleaned, and had the valve seats and valves re-cut. New valve stem seals, along with the usual cleaning and magna fluxing.

    All in all, i should have a good, long running, powerful 460!

    Should plow a LOT better than the 351.

    AND, to make some of you laugh a little.

    When the truck was drivetrain-less. We measured the wheel well, to floor.

    Then put the 460 in, and the transmission etc.

    It sunk less than an one inch. I was pretty impressed lol


    I also forgot to mention, I have to replace the U-Joints in the rear driveshaft. They are toast lol
     
  12. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    Nice build, but if you had it out and redid heads, and decked etc, why not replace all push rods and lifters?
     
  13. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    The lifters were replaced when the engine got totally redone. (2nd time)

    I didn't do them the first time because they were fine when I tore the engine down to have the heads redone.

    Only 4 push rods got replaced because the other 4 were in good condition.

    The engine was a low mile engine.
     
  14. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Thats a nice OBS. Original paint?
     
  15. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    Thank you.

    Its a great looking truck, too bad it was BEAT by its previous owners.

    I bought it in poor shape. Radio was gone, Wiring was hacked, fuses bypassed, dead fish and worms under the seat. Green paint on the interior and all over the bed…. Worn out U joints, steel wheels, loose shocks, bad brake lines, rotted oil pan, stock plugs and wires….

    It LOOKED nice, but was just never kept up.

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    So, I basically CLEANED, and replaced everything I could. Changed the look, put the alcoa's off my 95 on it and shined it up.

    But, yeah, its factory paint. The passenger door, and both fenders are starting to rot from the inside out, So those are going to need replacing soon.

    And the best part is, its been a plow truck its whole life since 1996!
     
  16. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Nice. Im already ahead of you on panel replacement. Mines been a plow truck all
    its life also. [​IMG]
     
  17. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    I don't want to replace panels! lol

    I love the Light Opel Grey Metallic color. Thats a sharp truck!
     
  18. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Sharp trucks. I like the look of those older F series fords.
     
  19. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    Thanks

    I find it hard to own anything other than.
     
  20. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
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    I see that now. lol