1978 F250 Build Post 18 – 351M Engine Assembly Part 1

I finally got the 351M back from the machine shop! The shop took care of the internals (cam, crank, pistons, rods, rings, heads, valves, lifters, etc.) so all I had to do is assemble the rest of the engine. Having the long block out of the truck and clean I also wanted to get a coat of Ford Blue paint on it (gotta keep it classic!), I also painted most of the accessories and other odds and ends.  I will be running an Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold and Edelbrock carb after all is said and done. Check out the progress pics below!