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Old 10-23-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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Ok guys, I have a chance at a rebuilt 351w for real cheap. It's from a 1988 Bronco and has the complete wiring harness and computer. I want to pop it into my B2, anybody here done it? I need your experiences from it. I figure I'm going to run a V-8 M50D, and a 1356M t case (can also get for really cheap).

I need just basic info on getting it in and clearing the steering and such.

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Old 10-23-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
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That upper intake is gonna be tall. I dont know if it will fit under the hood.

That trans is kinda weak for a 351w, but it might hold up ok in a light truck like a BII.

A 1356 is going to be a wide t-case, the frame or the case may need to be clearanced to fit.
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idk if they make them for b2s but you could probably do a body lift for extra clearance for the motor and upper intake
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Ben, just stick a 396 in it and call it a day 






Anyway, I'd find another t-case. And get a different upper intake for it.

But go for it. I can build the mounts, and you can put it together.

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Old 10-25-2010, 10:04 AM   #5
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I wanna stick with the stock intake because I wanna run fuel injection, and shelling out $1000 for a Holley kit would bring on the suck...lol

Would there be a different t-case that would bolt up to the fullsize trans?

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I wanna stick with the stock intake because I wanna run fuel injection, and shelling out $1000 for a Holley kit would bring on the suck...lol

Would there be a different t-case that would bolt up to the fullsize trans?

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from what i have heard the intake will not only be tall but will interfere with the heater plenum box, because it is so wide especially if you have a/c

another solution is that i have run tbi's on what were originally mpfi, just take 2 opposing injector wires and run them to each of the injectors, i have several adaptor plates that will stick a gm tbi throttle body to a 4bbl manifold. i'd send you one if you went that route. then all you need to do is make sure the tps has the correct parameters (holley sells different tps's), then you take the nipple of the map sensor and clamp a hose around it that goes to a vacuum line. then if the donor truck ran a maf sensor all you need is a hat for a carb (the top of a gm tbi is 5 1/8" just like a carb) that you can run your intake duct to, spectre makes them for about $60.
last but not least a $35 manual fuel pressure regulator for the throttle body so that you can get the fuel pressure where it needs to be. the fuel curves/injector pulse will be the same because the same computer is running it. you will just have 2 really big injectors running it as opposed to 8 small ones. i have done this on obdII lt1 camaro's so i could put better flowing single plane carb intake manifolds on it. (i used a 1000cfm holley 4bbl throttle boddy though but the principles are the same) and the M.I.L. quit coming on once i adjusted the fuel pressure to where it needed to be.
just a thought.......

also the best plan is to take the entire engine, with the trans still married to the t-case, modify your cross member, and spend the $60 to have your driveshafts modified to fit the fullsize t-case
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If you can find a f150 Lightning lower intake (351w), you can bolt an Explorer upper on with no mods. ONLY the Lightning intake or the 95 Cobra R lower will accept the GT40 uppers.
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If you can find a f150 Lightning lower intake (351w), you can bolt an Explorer upper on with no mods. ONLY the Lightning intake or the 95 Cobra R lower will accept the GT40 uppers.
Hmmmm.....I might go this route.

Cam, I plan on removing the a/c box and adding a modded heat only box to give me more room. This isn't going to be a daily driver so creature comforts can be killed in the name of HP...lol
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There are affordable aftermarket lower intakes available for the 351.

I've also read accounts of people successfully using the truck intake under a stock RBV hood, but it seems to cause debate.

You should also be able to easily mod the heater box for any clearance issues, too.
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