Last post on Mar 10, 2011 at 6:27 AM
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Ford F-100, Lincoln Continental, Classic Cars, Coupe, Convertible, Truck, Sedan, Wagon
#25 of 28 Re: 65' Ford F-100 pickup..original 302, replacing w/ a 429... [65fordgirl]
Jan 01, 2011 (1:37 pm)
hows your truck project coming along? My truck a 1957 f100 runs a balanced 410 merc motor running 427 mid riser heads, lemans rods, 427 cast iron headers (rare) port matched edelbrock intake, crane cam, 800 double pump electronic ignition. my motor mounts were made before I installed this engine and not well I might add. I advise get a motor mount cradle that uses a common ford mount for the engine. I would prefer a set that mount as far forward as possible for exhaust clearance but I believe your engine factory mounted just slightly center of the block. ps nice engine choice!
#26 of 28 Grandfather's Original 1983 F-100
Mar 09, 2011 (7:46 pm)
Please can someone give me some advice on finding interior panels and parts for a 1983 Ford F-100. I've already reupholstered the seat, but need interior door panels and the panel that goes behind the seat on the interior of the cab. I've gotten a few things from LMC
Trucks but their inventory for the F100 is limited.
#27 of 28 Re: Grandfather's Original 1983 F-100 [tim173]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 09, 2011 (9:17 pm)
That's going to be tough because the truck is really too new for any aftermarket interior parts. There aren't many folks restoring this type.
Best thing I could suggest is to scour Hemmings Motor News (www.hemmings.com) and hope to score either really good salvage panels or some NOS.
#28 of 28 Re: Grandfather's Original 1983 F-100 [tim173]
Mar 10, 2011 (6:27 am)
Have you checked with junkyards/recyclers? There should be a pretty good supply of '83s around that died because of rust/engine/tranny/crash problems, but with decent interior left over.