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Old 06-06-2010, 04:33 PM   #1
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2.5L 4 cylinder to Ford 150 V8 ??

Hey anybody, Im picking up a Ford 150 V8 engine off my buddy real cheap and was wondering if I could get some advice/tips on what I would need to do to swap the engines. I have an old 4 cylinder in it now and i wanted a little more power. I understand that id prob need a different tranny but other than that I am a lil clueless.

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Old 06-06-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
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your gonna need a new tranny, transfer case, wireing harnes, computer, new mounts, among alot of other things. and welcome to the forum

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the engine is gonna be fairly cheap, what costs money is everything you need to make it fit and work properly
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but it has been done many times
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The guy up there hasnt read into many conversions.

Your transfer case will be fine, you just need an adapter. You'll need a tranny because the ax5 wont stand up to the V8 and you'll need wiring.

Other than that alot is compatible. Idk for sure with a ford but it is with GM. You should be able to slide the transfer case, tranny, torque convertor and engine in smoothly through the engine compartment.
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The guy up there hasnt read into many conversions.

Your transfer case will be fine, you just need an adapter. You'll need a tranny because the ax5 wont stand up to the V8 and you'll need wiring.

Other than that alot is compatible. Idk for sure with a ford but it is with GM. You should be able to slide the transfer case, tranny, torque convertor and engine in smoothly through the engine compartment.
how much easier is it to do a chevy 350 swap, instead of a ford 302? i have a spare 302 lying around, but know alot more guys to a 350 swap. is it because its easier? not to thread jack, but i figure ill ask while were on this subject.
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Its alot easier says alot of people, because the 350 is a very generic motor, and has a high following of parts and accessories. You can get them probably cheaper, youll have a variety of tranny's to use.

Turbo 700RH
Turbo 400
Glide's etc etc.

They need less retro fitting than a ford. The one other thing you would need would be a bigger radiator and electric fans for cooling purposes. And honestly you wont see much sag, but it would probably be best to get some HD coils.
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very true. im a mustang guy at heart, but i can respect a nice chevy.

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