Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by Lovinmy74, Mar 29, 2008.
Anyone know what kind of engine this monster is?
I have given all of my books away, but it appears to be a 544cid truck engine. As used in F-700 & F-800. They were pretty common in C series tractors (Cabover).
It doesn't look very Ford like.
I think Rayell is correct... it's numbers are not from the car line and I don't have the truck books so I can't shed any additional light.
Reading casting numbers
The "Super Duty" series of Ford truck engines were produced in 401, 477, and 534 cu. in. versions. They were not typically installed in "C series" chassis. More often they were installed in conventional cabs, i.e. F and T series. The Super Duty engines were some of the most powerful gasoline truck engines ever built, BTW.
Looks like a 1963 vintage. There is an old Holman-Moody drag car hauler hid in a woods junkyard near here that has a similar engine. It's a cab-over or flat nose from the early sixties. Sorta' looks like those huge Ford tank engines.
Yup, I missed the typo on the cid. But The C series were used by many of the linehaul LTL trucking companies as P&D tractors. Some were single axel and some were tandem axel, and they did use 534 engines. They also used the SWB C series as yard jockies. They were used partically in the larger cities.
So this is the same block as a 429/460 and just strocked then ??? or is it something totally different. I asume its buildt for more torque.
This is a question, I am just currious. Would it be any idea to put in a Chero?
totally different motor Gisk low end stump pulling power no top end and it is big probably for big for an ranchero engine bay
Is that a water pump or supercharger on the front of that bad sucka'?
that be a water pump!!!!!!!!!
I think they need a bigger one.
Thanks 5.0 I thought it had only torque and no high end, and looks big yes.
Rayell, You're right on re. the line haul C series w/Super Duty engines. I had a little brain fade on that one. I think that there were some rear engine cement mixer chassis with SD motors as well. Do you remember those?
I was never around the cement mixers enough to notice. Could be, right on that. I have seen them used as irigation pumps in Arizona, and in a dump truck that did not get but just over 3mpg of gas.
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