V8 Engine Swap
- Jan 28, 2017
- Reaction score
- Leicester, NC
- Vehicle Year
- Make / Model
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 2WD / 4WD
- Tire Size
- 205/60R15 & 225/60R15
I bought a pan for a '79. Your way would've been better but I suck at welding. Did you make that dipstick tube or buy it?
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does motor munts have to come from a convertible or does that matter?also was the motors from the 94=95 mounts convertible as well?I personally have used the convertible mounts. And the 94-95 mustang mounts. I had to swap them side for side. And also open up the existing holes in the crossmember. But they work great for me. No issues.
If your using 87-93 mustang mounts. They have to be a convertible. The fox body convertible mounts were based on the 4 cylinder chassis.does motor munts have to come from a convertible or does that matter?also was the motors from the 94=95 mounts convertible as well?
If you're going carbed, skip the mech fuel pump and use a low pressure electric pump. One of the small one wire, 30-35 gal/hr pumps is all you need. Wire it to the ignition hot wire. And on the mounts, I used the 'vert mounts but bolted them permanently to the cross member and used 7/16NC x 2" studs (using nuts to secure the block) in the block instead of the factory bolts. Studs are easier to get lined up while dropping the engine into place on the mounts, than trying to get bolts in the hole in the block. Mount the Alternator on the driver's side. I used the 86-91 Crown Vic brackets, but these also mount the P/S pump too so you might want to see if you can eliminate the P/S pump to use them.
There's tons of V8 swap info on here and online but so many choices and opinions. I have an '87 2.0 Ranger that uses the same mounts as a 2.3. So do the 5.0 fox body convertible mounts work for a 4-cylinder? People have been doing these swaps for over 30 years, it should be set in stone by now what works and what doesn't.
After getting the swap done I completely agree with you. Nothing is set in stone the way these trucks have been treated and things get tweaked around. I did some things that I'd heard I would have problems with but I didn't and some parts that should've went smooth gave me issues. I guess it really does just depend on your specific truck.studs are the common around here as well.....4x4 and 2wd are different for setup overall though.
well....been doing it literally 30 years....definitive is not an answer i would give you.