For reliability and performance, it’s hard to beat a 350 V8 small-block powerplant. Built with a mild cam and topped with an Edelbrock intake and 4-barrel carburetor, it fits neatly under the Ford’s pointed hood and is dressed up with a chrome air cleaner, finned Edelbrock valve covers, block-hugger headers tucked in tight to the engine, and a few shiny bits that tie the whole truck together quite nicely. The firewall was custom made to accommodate the Chevy’s rear-mounted distributor, with form following function in a very trick way, and there’s massive cooling available from the radiator up front. It’s backed by the aforementioned 4-speed manual transmission and a capable rear end

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