Special thanks to my bud Steve for finding this gem, that i snagged up & drug home during a snowstorm yesterday
One '97 F250, with a recently rebuilt 351 under the hood. Apparently the motor was rebuilt maybe 6 months before the truck got wrapped around a pole. The motor looks clean, no oil, grime, nothing. New pan, valve covers, new water pump, lots of parts that are obviously not very old. The block looks clean.
So, new plan. Yank motor/trans, and park truck in stones til spring. Take 351, slap a couple things on it, and drop into bronco. It is a SD 351 so I'll still have to use the 302 harness/PCM unless I can find a used MA PCM online somewhere. Probably reuse the ypipe, it at least part of it when I drop it in since the original one won't work.
Ill probably sell the transmission??? 2wd so who knows if its worth anything. The bed on it is pretty clean, thinking of using it to replace the smashed bed on my F250 after i paint it. Of course, it ALSO has a 4.10 LS rear in it, meaning i pretty much just shouldnt have even bothered buying the other parts truck but oh well. Trying to decide if its worth taking the '97 10.25 and stuffing it under the bronco in place of the '90 rear (not sure if its worth the effort to swap rears just for the 'long' pinion when its only a 351). Id like to keep the white truck a roller til spring, meaning if i put the '97 rear under the bronco, the '90 rear must go in its place.