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So I was watching Fast N Loud and they dropped in a 4.6 from a newer crown Vic into an older f100.... said the truck would get upwards of 20 miles to the gallon. I have been mulling over the idea and my question is how hard would it be say to drop in a first gen Ecoboost or even an early 2000's 5.0 into a late 70's or early 80s bronco? And would it make said gas mileage like the FNL f100?
well, you'll definitely need specialized motor and tranny mounts. And you'll need to transfer ALL electronics from the newer truck (for engine and transmission). And these new engines have a lot of delicate electronics on them, and my guess is they would be pretty finicky. Other than that, it seems like a cool idea.
1986 F-150 XL 2WD, 302, C5 Trans
1982 F-150 4x4 Stepside, 4.9L Inline 6, 4 Speed Toploader overdrive manual trans, 3 inch lift with 32x11.50 R16 tires, Heavy duty brush guard. Love it!
Thanks I was looking into it because the performance market/ reliability of newer engines and transmissions to me seems like it would be well worth the time and energy to make the swap. Don't get me wrong older engines when maintained right are dang near bullet proof but to me I think the idea of walking up to an older truck like mine and cracking the hood and seeing the engine cover for a 5.4 triton that looks brand new Is one that would be worth the awe factor.
That's awesome ! I think if ford started to make kits to do the Ecoboost swap to older vehicles I wonder if it have a market because the older vehicles have do much character then if you could make them even more efficient then when they were first made itd be a win across the board
You dont even know how many times this crossed my mind, I was thinking a 5.4 triton. Or a 4.6 from a Mustang to have some horsepower and some room for improvement. Im not sure on how hard it would be to make it fit with all the modern electronics.
I know it's been done with 5.3s into k5 blazers so it should just be a matter of planning. I want all the gauges and hardware from the newer vehicle because yes the old gauges are simple and easy but I'm lazy I want to just hook it to a scanner and be like oh I have to change my o2 sensor but still have the look and the hardiness of the old bodies/ frames but the performance of a new/newer car