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  1. LTD77Turdwagon

    LTD77Turdwagon New Member

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    Hello! This is my first time actually joining a forum...
    Well, I recently bought a 1977 Ford LTD Country Squire that has been sitting for the last 35 years. Its my first vehicle that I would consider a project car. The plan with it is to get it mechanically sound as much as I can do myself, and eventually clear over the patina. Small plans for now, we'll see where it ends up. It has been christened the Turdwagon by family since it's 80% patina, 20% faded wood, and not running when I first got it.

    Hoping to maybe use some your knowledge to help me where I get stumped.
     

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  2. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Welcome aboard. Looks like a solid car from what I can see. What engine does it have in it?
     
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    fannie Well-Known Member

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    LTD77Turdwagon New Member

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    It has the 400. I was originally told it had the 351m when I bought it, but upon investigation the valve covers have a 400cid displacement sticker on them.
     
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    OldFox Curmudgeon

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    Actually both are correct. There was an engine coded as a 351m-400.
     
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    LTD77Turdwagon New Member

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    Yeah. I did a little research and they pretty much were the same except for a longer crank and cam to give it a longer stroke. I of course learned all of this after buying it. Oops!
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Just learning as you go. Not necessarily a bad thing.
     
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    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    In the few years I've played with cars I've only name a few. Turdwagon would not be my first choice. Considering it's a FORD it seems appropriate.
    Don't ask me for knowledge. I never knew much and I've forgotten most of that.
    PS Welcome to the forum.:Welcome::Handshake:

    PPS... "Small plans for now, we'll see where it ends up." WARNING..... This statement often comes just before a total frame off restoration.
     
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    kevdupuis Membrane

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    Been there too many times,

    BTW: Welcome to the rabbit hole, invite the family to help you create your ride.
     
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    Welcome LTD77Turdwagon!
     

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