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Old 02-11-2010, 22:58   #1 (permalink)
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83 mustang lx 4cyl to 351w swap.

bassically i have two comeplete vehicles.
a 1993 f150 5.8l truck. with tons of edelbrock bolt ons.

and a 1983 mustang lx with a messed up 4 cylinder engine.

the truck is efi. the car i believe is carb.
Im am more then willing to take the time to swap anything and everything, that i need to. I want to keep efi. Better to me. and better in long run.

would swaping the computer, wire harness, fuse boxes. and make the car a 5.8l truck, just with a mustang shell work.
is it possible to start from the gas tank and run new lines. could i use my truck's fuel pump for the car. the truck uses both the dual spark two, and new ignition system. how could I upgrade my ignition system?
or could i get a certain computer from a junk yard that would work great for my application?
i do realize that my hood isnt going to fit on my car. I already have that tooken care of. Im going to use the racing transmission from the truck.
what things would i have to take with it.
the trucks gear change is on the steering wheel. how would i go about getting it to the floor stick. btw it is automatic. just need to change from park to drive and whatnot. also would the power steering pump n the 5.8l work with the car rack and pinion set? also could i use the gears from the trucks differential in the car. would i be risking to much power in the car. and possibly twisting my rear end? or what could i use in the truck to prevent that.
i think thats all for now with questions. and thanks for any help i may recieve.
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Re: 83 mustang lx 4cyl to 351w swap.

get an 87 gas tank that has sending uint in it wire a toggle switch and a sepate return line
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Re: 83 mustang lx 4cyl to 351w swap.

i have the oppite my 351w in my87 coupe is feed by carb
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my steering pump does work ...... but the one thing to watch out for is the front of the oil pan will hit on swaybar i drop my swaybar 2"
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Re: 83 mustang lx 4cyl to 351w swap.

You may want to check also that the rear end in the Mustang is not a 7.5 inch. I don't recall when the switch was made to have all Mustangs have the 8.8, but an 83/4 cyl may be a likely candidate to have the old smaller 7.5. If you're going to swap things ,amy as well swap in an 8.8, they are plentiful.
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