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Old 06-28-2011, 02:58 PM
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hey man i got a 92 ford 302 aod 2wd. im looking to do this swap as well as swap a 351w in it at the same time. i was planning on buying a donor truck (89 f150 4.9 5 spd 4x4) i already have the motor plannin on just puttin cam lifters roller rocker arms heads intake carb and headers on it and drop it in. my question is will the 5 speed from the f150 hold up to the power of a moderately built 351w? any advice is appreciated thanks.
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this swap is a bit harder because you have to swap stuff under the dash for the clutch, and steering column and you the dash stuff from the 89 donor truck will not work under the dash of a 92. sorry
but the axle and the trans off that 89 will work.
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and the reason this swap is worth it. is because 4x4 trucks are normally used as trucks and 2wd trucks lived a easy life.
that in turn means the bodies on the 2x4 trucks are nice with less rust and dents. and when a 4x4 has lived its life and is no longer on the road. parts get cheap on them. as the ttb goes for about 150 bucks.
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U also have to change the trans and ad a transfer case a wrecked or blown up truck would be perfect so you have all of the. Parts that you need
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Originally Posted by 87Fordf150 View Post
hey man i got and 88 version truck like urs and i have the 300 straight 6 and i want to convert mine to 4wd can u send me some pictures and explain to me in more detail i would really appricate it

Do you have an automatic or manual transmission? If its auto like mine is, then i think your doomed like me. There are no automatic 4x4 transmissions for the 6 cylinder, only manual (which means you would also have to convert to a manual transmission) and i dont think that you can bolt up a 302 transmission to a 300.

can anyone confirm that what im saying is correct, or can you do this tranny swap?
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:09 PM
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Im also looking to do a 4x4 conversion and was hoping somebody could give me a parts list and from what year truck that would need to be off of and also what year and model would you find a Zf5 trans.and if you had two guys working on it about how long would it take you? thanks guys

P.S. i have a 1989 F150 302 longbed manual transmission with f250 coil springs in the front.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:36 PM
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i beleve that you can find the zf in the f150 from 88-96
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I thought they were in the f250 and f350 models. I could be wrong though. But can anyone just give a list of all parts needed to be swapped and what years they need to come off of?
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Ya they are but they were in them from 88 untell 97 and u will need the front end drive shaft t case trans t case shift lincage and shifter and that's about it
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by greenmachine95 View Post
Do you have an automatic or manual transmission? If its auto like mine is, then i think your doomed like me. There are no automatic 4x4 transmissions for the 6 cylinder, only manual (which means you would also have to convert to a manual transmission) and i dont think that you can bolt up a 302 transmission to a 300.

can anyone confirm that what im saying is correct, or can you do this tranny swap?

yeah your completely wrong.

no autos for the 300???? where did you ever hear such a thing.

our trucks have 2 trans bolt patterns small block(300,302,351,) and big block (460 and diesel)
as long as you have a small block bell housing you can put a 300 infront of it.
the trans i have in my 95 is out of a 79 f350 that had a 351 infront of it.
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If you had two guys working on this could you get it done in a weekend (Friday, Saturday , Sunday)?
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