Project Ramp Truck: Installing the New Engine

Update by Tim Suddard to the Ford F-350 Ramp Truck project car
Nov 29, 2017

With our air conditioning installed, the engine compartment painted, and our interior done, we sat waiting for our engine to get back from being rebuilt.

Once we got our hands on the finished engine, we had no problems installing it—although a Ford FE is a pretty heavy engine to move around on a hoist.

Once installed, it fired right up on the new Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor—we had sourced it to fit the four-barrel intake manifold that was part of the top end kit we got from Edelbrock.

Once we broke in the cam and ran the truck for a few hundred miles, we changed the break-in oil, fixed a minor leak, and were back in business.

We were very happy with how well the truck ran, how much more power it had, and how smooth the Gear Vendors overdrive made our truck on the highway.

While long trips were originally an ordeal, we could now take our ramp truck to race tracks all over the U.S. at speed in comfort.

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