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jordanbennett
08-18-2010, 01:16 PM
hey guys, looking at two truck right now, both 79 f250s
d60 front and rear, my question to you guys is whats better
a 390 intercetor or a 400m motor? not to familiar with them
thanks guys

jordan

4skin
08-18-2010, 01:34 PM
390 over 351 400 m motors any day
the m series of engines seem to be a problem child
imho

Cwheeler
08-18-2010, 04:19 PM
390 hands down.....

sarg
08-18-2010, 04:34 PM
390 any day of the week

Redneck Lincoln
08-18-2010, 04:36 PM
all depends on what you want, 351m/400 are a small block. 390 is a big block. 351m/400 are great motors very easy to get power out of. where as the 390 should already have enough power.

jordanbennett
08-18-2010, 05:15 PM
alrighty, well shiity thing is guy with the 390 just sold. so it looks like im buying the 79 with the 400, but i have a 460 possibly to toss in

mus-Tard
08-18-2010, 07:05 PM
390, 427, 428. oh hell yeah.

351m, 400m. the m means "Makes a great anchor"

4skin
08-18-2010, 07:19 PM
460 bolts to 351 400 bellhousing but 460 flywheel is a rare peice auto no problem

78'460
08-18-2010, 08:36 PM
351m/400 can be made to produce a lot of power, they have oiling issues. But will run on seriously practically 0 psi. Also if you do a 460 swap let me know ill give you a hand, I put a 460 in my 78 bronco.

thrillbilly
08-18-2010, 11:57 PM
hurry up and buy it jordan! is the gray one the one with the 400?

boyzen
08-19-2010, 06:04 PM
i have really well built 390 more like 406 with tranny and t case

78'460
08-19-2010, 06:40 PM
i have really well built 390 more like 406 with tranny and t case

390 wont work for the truck he bought, Unless he changes bellhousing, and also puts new motor mount towers in. 429/460 is direct bolt in for what he's got

EEDIT: oops didnt see you had tranny and T case connected. Im an idiot lol

jordanbennett
08-19-2010, 08:47 PM
hurry up and buy it jordan! is the gray one the one with the 400?

still waiting for some more cash i need my yota gone!
no the orange one is the one with the 400 and d60's front and rear
hes wants $2800 is that a good deal?

Troy
08-20-2010, 12:25 PM
still waiting for some more cash i need my yota gone!
no the orange one is the one with the 400 and d60's front and rear
hes wants $2800 is that a good deal?

front end is worth 1500 hun rear is worth 1 hun, t case another hun, registration with no vi is worth a couple hun, a cab that is attached to the frame thats worth at least 3 hun.. offer him 2500 depending on rust and how it runs.

jordanbennett
08-20-2010, 02:36 PM
front end is worth 1500 hun rear is worth 1 hun, t case another hun, registration with no vi is worth a couple hun, a cab that is attached to the frame thats worth at least 3 hun.. offer him 2500 depending on rust and how it runs.


its a 1979 ford f250 custom 4 speed 400 np205 t18 i believe, i was and looked at it, its in really good shape tiny bit of rust but nothing a zip disk couldnt take care of, frame and cab mounts are in great shape and motor still runs very strong, it has a d60 king pin front and d60 rear, 38's super swampers 50% 6'' lift. hes aking 3k . offered him 2500 says he will think about it. what do you think troy?

dirka dave
08-20-2010, 03:26 PM
All fords suck.


just sayin'.:hitler:

offroadordrift
08-20-2010, 06:32 PM
show up with cash.

78'460
08-20-2010, 09:34 PM
its a 1979 ford f250 custom 4 speed 400 np205 t18 i believe, i was and looked at it, its in really good shape tiny bit of rust but nothing a zip disk couldnt take care of, frame and cab mounts are in great shape and motor still runs very strong, it has a d60 king pin front and d60 rear, 38's super swampers 50% 6'' lift. hes aking 3k . offered him 2500 says he will think about it. what do you think troy?

Post pictures and a phone number so I can go pick it up tomorrow. :dontknow:

toyon35s
08-21-2010, 12:15 AM
i would stick with the yota myself :dontknow:

Ginger Snaps
08-21-2010, 11:00 AM
nothing wrong with the 400 mine had some good jam in it with some work