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Old 01-15-2006, 10:02   #1 (permalink)
victordaly@shaw.ca
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Ford truck engine swap

I have a 1985 Ford f150 that is rusted out but the engine and trany is
in good condition. A friend has a ford truck that he says that the body
is in excellent shape but the engine is dead! I can have the truck for
nothing!
His truck does have the 302 but does not have fuel injection as mine
does. There is only 2 years differance. What problems can I expect with
this swap..or can it be done? I sure would like to keep the fuel
injection.

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Old 01-15-2006, 10:02   #2 (permalink)
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Doable but it's going to turn into a labour of love and may be dubious as to
being worth the effort.... I'll assume that both of these engines are 302??

Even though the O2 sensor is (IIRC) located in one of the exhaust manifolds,
I think you'll be looking at some exhaust system issues.... notice the
design of the catalytic convertors on the injected truck....

Naturally, there will be wiring harnesses and the PCM to swap over as well
as the entire fuel system - fuel tank(s) and lift pump(s) as well as the
frame mounted pressure pump.

<victordaly@shaw.ca> wrote in message
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>I have a 1985 Ford f150 that is rusted out but the engine and trany is
> in good condition. A friend has a ford truck that he says that the body
> is in excellent shape but the engine is dead! I can have the truck for
> nothing!
> His truck does have the 302 but does not have fuel injection as mine
> does. There is only 2 years differance. What problems can I expect with
> this swap..or can it be done? I sure would like to keep the fuel
> injection.
>



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Old 01-15-2006, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
351CJ
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<victordaly@shaw.ca> wrote in message
news:1137345893.445175.66200@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>I have a 1985 Ford f150 that is rusted out but the engine and trany is
> in good condition. A friend has a ford truck that he says that the body
> is in excellent shape but the engine is dead! I can have the truck for
> nothing!
> His truck does have the 302 but does not have fuel injection as mine
> does. There is only 2 years differance. What problems can I expect with
> this swap..or can it be done? I sure would like to keep the fuel
> injection.
>


Having converted a pre EFI-Bronco and a pre-EFI F-150 to EFI I can tell you
that you have the best possible scenario.
It is a TON of work and EFI rocks, but faced with the choice of doing it
again and just buying a factory EFI truck I would just buy another truck.

You will need a complete wiring diagram for each truck.
You will need the EFI Engine, maybe transmission, depending on the
differences between the two.
You will need the computer and all the front wiring harness from the EFI
truck, although you will end up only actually needing the engine and sensor
parts, I disassembled both wiring harnesses and combined only the needed
parts.
You will need the entire EFI trucks pressurized fuel system supply and
return lines, pumps, tanks, maybe gauges. My 82 F-150 had opposite and
different resistances than the '92 donor truck, so I adapted the gauge
cluster to accommodate the '92 gauge in the '82 cluster. Between 83-85,
your gauge should work. my 82 bronco's worked with '86 donor parts.
I would use the exhaust system from the EFI truck if you can. Or you will
have to have an O2 sensor port welded into the non EFI exhaust system.

It is amazing how many parts are interchangeable. The '82 has
air-conditioning parts form '82 & '92 mixed and matched, and never leaked,
still works today for they guy I sold it to.

If you decide to do this good luck.



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Old 01-15-2006, 22:01   #4 (permalink)
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>From the sounds of things I would be better off to just take the intake

off I should be able make it a carb unit?

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Old 01-17-2006, 14:01   #5 (permalink)
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<victordaly@shaw.ca> wrote in message
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>>From the sounds of things I would be better off to just take the intake

> off I should be able make it a carb unit?
>


That would be substantially less work. :-)


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