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302 vs 360 suspension

Postby dtcohen » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:59 pm

hi all,

I am looking at a 1970 F100 short wheelbase truck. It currently has a 302 which does not run and might be locked up. If I purchase the truck I would like to swap in a 360. Is there any difference in the suspension between a small block and big block truck?

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Re: 302 vs 360 suspension

Postby Ranchero50 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:13 pm

Other than springs and maybe wider front brakes I don't think so.
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Re: 302 vs 360 suspension

Postby 71Fe2O3 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:28 pm

As far as I know, the brakes and suspension are the same regardless of engine size.
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Re: 302 vs 360 suspension

Postby dtcohen » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:40 am

So the springs might be different? I know the fe engine is going to weigh about 200lb more than the 302. I know that old mustangs had different springs depending on whether the car had a 6cyl or a v8. Thought the trucks might be the same.

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Re: 302 vs 360 suspension

Postby ultraranger » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:24 pm

A '67 F100 will have 11" x 2" front drum brakes and 11" x 1-3/4" rear drum brakes. The '68-'72 F100s will have 11" x 3" front drums and 11" x 2-1/4" rear drums.
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Re: 302 vs 360 suspension

Postby dtcohen » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:26 am

Thanks for the info guys!


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