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Just alittle info on how i decided on doing my swap..it may help someone out..

morse johnson

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At the beginning when i started my swap i didnt no what to get and didnt have many peeps to ask. So what i did know is how to work google and ask as many questions as possible so it would let me know if i wanted to tackle this monster. After googling my butt off for months i started going to the junkyard and picking up things that i needed. I didnt even have a truck yet lol hell@the time it didnt matter because i was stuck on doing the swap. Man i can remember going on youtube and looking@ so many 302 swaps shit i started repeating by watching certain trucks on youtube over and over again. Its some nice as ranger 302 swaps video on there. Before i decided to do this i wanted much info that i could comprehend. Before i got the truck and had rebuild a 87 crown vic motor non ho that i turn in 2 and ho. After i had rebuild that i found a truck on craiglist 91 2wd for $500. I will let yall in on something this shit sounds crazy but i know i took that damyum motor out about 20X before that mofo was in to stay.:headbang: My friends would come over and laugh there ass off@ me and that motor. But i would just like to share wit the peeps for those who wants to do the swap and want everyone else to do there homework for them...one word impossible ..i will say this you really have to be open minded and try to plan before you cut or you will be cutting again just to make things fit.I am pretty sure many guys up here struggled with the radiator core support i know i did but@ the end i did a great job on planning that radiator to fit. i could go on and on but 1 thing i can say is that this has been 1 fun as project:icon_thumby:. I just hope that next guy swap be as fun as mines. Hey guys i'm not finished with it and probably will not be until early spring because i want a paint job and interior work. I just couldnt see myself hacking my truck up just to get it on the road for peeps to look@ and then asking why did you cut that like that..:sad: Have fun with that project i know i am.
 
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I'm waiting to have land to store parts and get the setup I need and skills to do it. So it's a when I am ready thing. I have no plans now. I wanted to jump on it "foot in ass" but I decided to wait. I mean the trucks fast enough for me... I'd only want a v8 for the sound and to rape some cars. Not worth it at moment.
 

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Yeah bilzy7 that is what i'm all about the sound because i know she will have alittle power but my sound will be nice when i pull up on a big ass Shevy.{chevy}
 

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Ya, that's the main thing, sounding meaner then a full size with an equal engine.
 

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noise.....8 cylinders....very addictive
 

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Ya sound is addictive, but I can't understand how civic owners think their cars sound good... Done right yes, but 90% of noise making civics(I use civic as a general pos car term) sound like asshole...
 

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Sry for taking your thread off topic... Ignore the man behind the curtain.
 

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here are some pictures of my heater i cut quite much of it out because im going to run my plenum the way a crown vic and other cars had theres. But mines is an HO. i have plenty of clearance to run my air filter attachments and all my wiring has been lengthen. Also 1 picture is of my radiator and how i made a holder so my radiator could go forward. The other holes you see in that picture are for my condenser. Hope you like it.
 

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here are a few pictures of my front end coming together. also i put the electric fan in and it really fits well.
 

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Update on my truck

I have wired the efi system and i have voltage going to EEC and fuel pump works and TFI is giving the correct readings to start motor. I have primed the oil pump the motor sounds good when just turning it over i haven't started it yet tho. I'm just coming up with a way of mounting my mass air system. You will notice in picture my frame that i made to mount it to. My motor is HO but i decided to put my plenum the opposite way this is why i had to come up with a mass air system mount.
 

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c4 kickdown cable bracket extension

Hey guys this is what i made for my c4 kickdown cable extension i didnt want to buy 1 of those pricey lokar ones. I used a piece of metal and cut a slot in it so when the throttle is fully open the c4 tranny engages about 3/8 of and inch real simple and cheap. I got the piece of brass and clip off an 89 crown vic i believe but that came from the junk yard.
 

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looking sharp man,got an update for us? Would love to see some more pictures.
 

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