1995 f150 lightning 4x4 5.8 v8 351w engine swap - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

Go Back   Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Pre-1997 F150 > 1987 - 1996 F150
Log In 

1995 f150 lightning 4x4 5.8 v8 351w engine swap

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-28-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 1995 f150 lightning 4x4 5.8 v8 351w engine swap

Hello everyone. To clarify, I have a 1995 for f150 lightning XLT with automatic trans, 5.8 v8 efi naturally aspirated 351 windsor. My engine has 210K miles on it and is starting to give up the ghost. I have found a few possible replacement options but there is one common issue, all the replacements I have found have the air intake that is connected to the heads. My engine has an air intake manifol instead of the stainless steel pipe to the head. My question is can I just swap my heads and manifold over to solve this issue? Or can I use them as is with intake going to the heads? Also this is my first engine swap so ANY information/pointers/stories/tips are welcome! Knowing is half the battle.
Shua95-f150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join F150 Forum

Join F150Forum.com Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you a Ford F150 fan? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Ford F150 Fans to meet online.
Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your truck, and have a great time with other Ford F150 fans. Whether your an old timer or just bought your F150 you'll find that F150Forum.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join F150Forum.com Today! - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE

Old 03-28-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
5 Year Member
ymeski56's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Long Beach Calimexifornia
Posts: 33,265
Thanked 836 Times in 482 Posts

Moved to 87'-96' section.
"Saving the World....One Ford Truck at a Time."
ymeski56 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
We'd do it
5 Year Member
iTrader: ( 1 )
Just call me Sean's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orlando,Fl.
Posts: 32,370
Thanked 412 Times in 368 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to Just call me Sean

It should still connect to the heads even if it looks different. I'm not looking at what you are though.
Originally Posted by Early Cuyler
Fights begin, fingerprints are took, days is lost, bail is made, court dates are ignored, cycle is repeated.
Just call me Sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 12:20 AM   #4
Senior Member
5 Year Member
ma94xlt's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Columbus GA 31909
Posts: 481
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to ma94xlt

The replacement motor stock truck 351, or a Lightning repalcemnt motor? If its a stock 351(non lightning) , you shoul put your heads, headers and intake on short block. The Lightning has GT40 heads which a step up from stock e7's.
1994 F-150 XLT--
<a href=http://www.f150forum.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=2323&dateline=1279423530 target=_blank>http://www.f150forum.com/image.php?t...ine=1279423530</a>
1993 Summer Edition Convertible-- Coyote swap in works---->Check it out here
ma94xlt is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New here and long time F150 Owner Texas_XLT Introductions 4 05-21-2016 10:39 AM
Rough Idle/Misfiring - HELP! (2006 F150 5.4L v8) carp104 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 32 05-05-2016 04:42 PM
Need More Power 1996F-150! 1987 - 1996 F150 7 09-05-2015 04:49 AM
F150 1996 Fuel Pumps will not Activate kenw Electrical 2 09-04-2015 07:06 AM
Hello C6moneypit Introductions 2 09-03-2015 07:09 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:04 PM.

Copyright 2006 - 20011 F150forum.com
This site is in no way affiliated with the Ford Motor Company.