1981 Ford F250
My pops gave me his 81 F250 leaking oil from
everywhere, that being said. It only has
70,000original miles on the motor and tuck he
bought new in 81. My question is the 302 that's in
it ,should I just rebuild it or drop in a better/ bigger
motor. I am pretty good with swaps, never done a
rebuild though. Would like some opinions on it.
Rebuilding is not bad, but it takes time, if you have it and like a challenge then do it. It not just drop another 302 in it. Its a simple motor that's easy to work on and repair....
If your wanting too keep the truck stock then a rebuild is the way to go, the 302 in that era was a low powered boat anchor, if your going to rebuild it modernize it, if replacing it go with a "crate" motor, that will give you a fair amount of horsepower options. Personally I would go with a crate.
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