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Old 04-15-2019, 03:46 PM
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September of last year, I finished the 351 swap and got her running again. Since then, I have put 10k miles on her and she's still running like a top. The M5OD hasn't grenaded behind the 351 and it shifts like butter ever since I drained and filled it with Synchromesh fluid. It's actually fun to drive!!!
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good to hear. how long did it take you to do the swap? the 300 and 351 are a totally different design and use different motor mounts (i think)
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Originally Posted by DarrinT04 View Post
good to hear. how long did it take you to do the swap? the 300 and 351 are a totally different design and use different motor mounts (i think)
Well my 300 six died, June 2016. On March 2017 I found a guy on Craigslist who buys and sells OBS Ford trucks and parts and he sold me a 351 from a '95 F150, along with the engine ECM, engine perches, radiator, fan shroud, air box intake tubes, and a 351 H pipe from a '95 F250. I also bought a new water pump, oil pan gasket, front and rear crank seals, distributor cap, rotor, plugs and plug wires, new a/c hose(the one for the six was too short), new p/s pressure hose(the six's was too long), and while I was replacing the radiator core support anyway, I decided on a new a/c condenser. Also adding to the list was a new 351 flywheel, disc, pressure plate, throw out bearing/slave cylinder, and an ECM for a '95 F250 with a 351/5 speed, as well as a new alternator and starter.

I didn't get started on the engine swap until January 2018 and finally got the whole thing finished, September 2018
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Good to hear the M5OD is holding up. It's the biggest thing holding me back from putting in a 351, and I refuse to put in an auto or a ZF5.
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