So I got ones off a 79 F150 and they worked fine. If you are swapping into a ½ ton 4x4 or Bronco the factory 73-79 2wd will also work as long as you have the standard alternator. I'd take a long hard look at a used explorer block as I mentioned. The 435 is identified by the aluminum shift tower. Easy enough that if I started on Saturday morning, I should be done by Saturday afternoon; working alone.
What i really wanted to know is if i purchased a crate motor from Kragens of the same year could i bolt the new motor up to my old tranny. Your power transfer, top speed and fuel economy will suffer greatly. More detailed and specific information on our adapter plates can be found on our product pages in the or by following the links in the kit builder. The engine mounts are designed to use an existing hole in frame when the transmission is moved back and the engine driven fan is used. See how close it really is? That sucker got about 6. We can provide two styles of transmission controllers for these transmissions.
Some trucks are more difficult than others to swap into. There are some rare versions of the Super Duty intercooler that have one neck that angles out instead of straight back — stay away from this one. I recently purchased a 1978 Ford F150 from a buddy of mine to restore. For manual transmissions, the appropriate Dodge Cummins Flywheel is needed. And all the other endless little details.
Be prepared that when you first get your truck running the transmission may not shift properly and tuning can take several days, exchanging 10 or more data logs for edited calibrations. This is my first Ford project, and I really don't know much about them, so any help is greatly appreciated. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view discussions and access other forum features. You'll need to change the engine mount towers too, these are the metal brackets that bolt the motor mounts to the frame. Well, any information at all will be much appreciated. Some trucks in these years already have an external regulator that can be used, but it does not work as well as the one we offer- dimming headlights etc. You will have to make modifications for proper fitment.
The adapter plate replaces the adapter already on the back of the Cummins engine, making a factory quality connection for the transmission. The problem I am facing is that the motor is currently locked up. Hey thanks for the advice! Easy enough that if I started on Saturday morning, I should be done by Saturday afternoon; working alone. I have a 1979 F150 that I bought for my daughter 75k original miles in great shape. Ford started using this transmission in 1999.
These transmissions are electronically controlled. In some High Boy models it has been reported that the substantial size of this transmissions has required frame modifications to make the transmission and transfer case fit. The conversion friendly manifolds improve air flow over stock and are 2-piece to prevent cracking. Most truck salvage yards will offer a warranty too with the engine. Just the transmission and other being able to bolt on in the same position. You will need to do some cutting on your radiator support and also on your grille to allow the intercooler to be installed.
No welding or cutting involved. We have an international airport for air travel. Here is another video from our channel that outlines information you will need to convert the wire harness from the excursion to use in the older F350. Depending on the transmission used, the cross member may need to be reshaped and restructured as well. These transmissions will work with your transfer case.
So basically my straight six is dog tired and i was calling aroung to see what a new motor would run me, what i found out was a 302 would only be a few hundred more bucks than the straight six. The easiestway to do this is to weld the tube directly to the core support and then cut the center out with an air body saw. I know someone here or out there has done this. We will ask you to measure the distance between the bolt holes used in your frame when you get the stock engine out so that we can make sure the mounts we send are right for your application. If you have a fuel tank directly behind the transmission you also have to hammer one end of it to make room for the 6-speed transfer case if your truck is a four wheel drive. This is the perch for the V8 that bolts in.