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5.0 swap to 4.9 drivetrain

Old 02-16-2016, 08:15 PM
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Default 5.0 swap to 4.9 drivetrain

Recently through a rod in my 92 f150 4x4 with a 5.0. I made the choice to buy a parts truck for $200 which was a 94 f150 4x4 with a 4.9 inline six single cab regular bed just like my DD. both have E4OD. I am mainly doing this because I couldn't find anything myself on this swap.
Things you need.

Computer/ECM in Firewall.
Frame motor mounts from 4.9
Vacuum lines are mostly the same, if you were to do this I would recommend new ones.
Motor/tranny obviously
Exhaust manifolds & odds and ends
Radiator along with hoses
Transmission lines

I think that's pretty much it if I remember anything I will add it.

I'm mainly making this to inform you all it can be done easily & the things you need. I've went 8K miles with no issues. I also did this without the removal of the front clip. I'm an average mechanic, with average tools. I'm sure if you just buy the bare motor you will need a lot more. Any questions feel free to ask. I may do a full how to write up soon. Just not sure how many people are interested in this sort of swap. But let me just say I will take this inline six any day over another 5.0. And always remember patience is key. Also my heat/air power steering & cruise control work.
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wouldn't it be easier to put a new V 8 in instead ?
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