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Engine identification request

BigBrother-84
Hi Gentlemen!

A Bullnose friend made LMC's catalog cover this month.

I am wondering about the flexible air tube on the picture, as well as the "single head cover" engine.

No ignition coil, distributor?

Someone can fix my lack of knowledge?


Thanks!

Jeff / 1984 F-350 Crew Cab 4x4 5.8L/w351 4V 8' bed.
Restored 2019-2022.
Nicknamed «Big Brother 1984», due to its soooo-looong shape & nod to George Orwell's famous novel.
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85lebaront2
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I see a distributor, middle of the driver's side of the engine. Flex covering is over the upper radiator hose to protect it. Coil could be in the cap if he has an HEI, if not the E-core coil is fairly compact.

Engine is a 300 (4.9L) in-line 6.
Bill AKA "LOBO" Profile

"Getting old is inevitable, growing up is optional" Darth Vader 1986 F350 460 converted to MAF/SEFI, E4OD 12X3 1/2 rear brakes, traction loc 3:55 gear, 160 amp 3G alternator Wife's 2011 Flex Limited Daily Driver 2009 Flex Limited with factory tow package Project car 1986 Chrysler LeBaron convertible 2.2L Turbo II, modified A413

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Re: Engine identification request

BigBrother-84
85lebaront2 wrote
I see a distributor, middle of the driver's side of the engine.
Right, I now notice it!  I use to see things much more "evidently" under Big Brother's hood.

85lebaront2 wrote
Flex covering is over the upper radiator hose to protect it.
I was mystified by this flex hose, which I identified as an "air" one, was completely lost because of it!


85lebaront2 wrote
Engine is a 300 (4.9L) in-line 6.
Thanks Bill!  I never realized that in line 6 took so much front-back space and comes so close from the radiator.

Jeff / 1984 F-350 Crew Cab 4x4 5.8L/w351 4V 8' bed.
Restored 2019-2022.
Nicknamed «Big Brother 1984», due to its soooo-looong shape & nod to George Orwell's famous novel.
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85lebaront2
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You think that's tight, how about this?

There is about 3" from the fan to the radiator, and yes that is a Bullnose engine compartment, 1986 F350.
Bill AKA "LOBO" Profile

"Getting old is inevitable, growing up is optional" Darth Vader 1986 F350 460 converted to MAF/SEFI, E4OD 12X3 1/2 rear brakes, traction loc 3:55 gear, 160 amp 3G alternator Wife's 2011 Flex Limited Daily Driver 2009 Flex Limited with factory tow package Project car 1986 Chrysler LeBaron convertible 2.2L Turbo II, modified A413

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Rembrant
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I'm not a 300 inline 6 expert, but I can see in the picture that this engine has the electronic distributor (non-vacuum) with the ignition module mounted on the side of it. It has the "box style" ignition coil mounted on the block just forward of the distributor. You can also see the large wire bundle going through the firewall, so probably a feedback carburetor truck.

The fan shroud looks like it's from a small block V8 truck. David may correct me here, but I believe that valve cover only showed up in 1985, or in 1986 as it has the lower center area (maybe 1984?).
1952 Mercury M-1 Pickup '96 5.0/4R70W swap project...
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/ 5spd. Sold.
1980 F150 4X4 Flareside. 300i6 w/ 5spd. Sold in 2021.
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1986F150Six
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Cory, that style is on my son's original 1984. It was in preparation for the F.I. intake plenum which debuted in 1985.
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FuzzFace2
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That looks to be a 300 six feed back system.
As Cory pointed out the dist. with box in it and no vacuum line.
It also has the square coil bolted to the side of the block just in front of it.

The valve cover has a small filter that should have a fitting & hose to the air filter housing for the fresh air for the PCV system.

The cover on the upper radiator hose is a add on.

I dont see a flex hose on the air filter snorkel to the radiator support to pull in cool fresh air.

That is all I seen in the quick look I had.
I got to take a better picture of my engine bay as it looks closer to stock other than the AC hose across the air filter.

Do I see the truck had AC as I see the bracket for the dryer on the HVAC box

Mine before AC was installed

Dave ----

ps sorry to pick it apart like I did but I think it should be a full nod motor or closer to factory stock to be on a cover but thats me.
Dave G.
81 F100 flare side 300 six / AA OD / NP435 / 2.75 gear
http://cars.grantskingdom1.com/index.php/1980-Ford-F100?page=1
81 F100 style side 300 six/SROD parts truck -RIP
http://cars.grantskingdom1.com/index.php/1981-Ford-F100
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FuzzFace2
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Here is a picture with AC installed I found on my phone.
Dave  ----
Dave G.
81 F100 flare side 300 six / AA OD / NP435 / 2.75 gear
http://cars.grantskingdom1.com/index.php/1980-Ford-F100?page=1
81 F100 style side 300 six/SROD parts truck -RIP
http://cars.grantskingdom1.com/index.php/1981-Ford-F100
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FuzzFace2
Cory
On the fan shroud I dont think you can swap a v8 / 300 six shrouds because of the off set of the motors in the engine bay and how long the 300 is, longer, so shroud would need to be shorter.

Now what that might be is a fan guard.
On non-AC 300 six trucks they did not come with radiator shrouds just the guard across the top so your hand would not get eaten.
The non-AC had smaller radiators and different radiator supports, smaller opening.

I wonder if that is a guard for a non-AC truck?
I think the upper hose for AC is on backwards and why the cover?
Non-AC hose is different.
Dave -----
Dave G.
81 F100 flare side 300 six / AA OD / NP435 / 2.75 gear
http://cars.grantskingdom1.com/index.php/1980-Ford-F100?page=1
81 F100 style side 300 six/SROD parts truck -RIP
http://cars.grantskingdom1.com/index.php/1981-Ford-F100