Originally Posted by jferg92
How difficult was the learning curve of this swap and how much prior mechanical knowledge did you have? I have religiously followed both you and fordmotorsports builds and am seriously considering this as well as a stock rebuild in exactly two years. I have been making parts lists and keeping a spread sheet of costs. I wouldn't be doing the rebuild myself but would attempt to do everything else including pulling the motor and reinstalling. I've 150,000 miles now and expect to be at 175,000 by that time. I am going to try to keep everything under $6,000. After I am finished with my major it will be this plan or an 09+. Is this feasible and something you would suggest after your experience?
I pretty much did everything you were doing. Watched fordmotorsport wrench on his...Researched, made parts lists, priced out. Bought parts over time then made it happen.
If you want shoot me your email and i can send you a few guides which were very helpfull. I'll also attach this vacuum guide. I worked with a few guys over @ lightning rodder. It's probably the best schematic on the net.
Why not install the s/c now? Im pretty certain both our vehicles are almost at 160,xxx and we beat the living snot outta them. But the project is not that bad with all the right resources. I did my whole swap in less than 2 weeks. It can be done in a few days if your good.