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Old 09-19-2002, 08:24 AM
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im working on a 54 ford F-250 for a friend of mine. the things all origonal, except for the flatbed and interior. since this is his work/play truck, as well as his daily driver, he wants to swap in a fuel injected 302. the hang up is, that he wants to keep the factory 3 on the tree. is there an adaptor to ate the tranny with the engine? will the tranny hold up? also, since this will be my first fuel injected swap, what do i need to scavange from the donor vehicle (a late 80's e-250 van). were planning on using a painless wiring harness, as well as upgrading the rest of the truck to 12 volt.
theres a few misc questions:
what kind of flywheel should i use?
what motor mounts should i use?
anything else to consider that i havent thought of?
thanks guys.
mike

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Old 09-19-2002, 08:57 AM
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Is the donor engine a twin throttle valve speed density controlled engine? If so, you need all of the engine sensors and the ECM. I would pull the complete engine control harness with it just in case. The trouble with speed density is you cannot make major changes to the engine without a new chip. I would talk with the folks at FORD Racing before I bought the Painless harness. You might decide to pull the intake manifolds off a Mustang or Bird and go to MAF.

As for the trans, I would try to find an early/mid-sixties 3.03 3/S (synchro first gear) if he wants to retain the column shifter. Might as well find a 9" also and do it right. The 3.03 is the same appearance as the F/4/S Top Loader and can take the abuse. Then you would be able to use a regular bell housing and production flywheel.

The insulators should go right to the frame mounts (it was a Y-Block, right?). The only other thing I would be concerned about is having the fuel tank modified for an in-tank pump (rail mounts are available) and the proper cooling package.

Should be a clean swap.

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Old 09-19-2002, 10:10 AM
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ok....
it was a straight six. (they worth anything? itll help offset the cost...)
the reason for trying to keep the origonal tranny is so we dont have to fab up clutch linkage, shift linkage, that type of thing. that, and its like new.
how do i tell the difference in the type of sensor, either MAF or speed desity?
also, for what he does, the engine will remain pretty much stock. also, the rear is already a 4.56 i a dana case, so we shouldnt have any durability issues.
could we use a rail mounted sucker type pump to fuel it, or do we have to do in tank?
what cooling should suffice on this? well have dual shrouded electric fans, but thats as far as ive gotten...
thanks again.
mike
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