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Old 10-13-2013, 11:24 AM
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Which modern engine easiest swap?

Okay I'm in the planning stages of a budget build 63 Ford pickup. I'm going to put IFS in. I've built a few rods over the years. My last project was a 57 Chev pickup that I put a Volare clip in, a 350/overdrive automatic with 8.8 rear. Anyway I'm leaning toward a modern EFI type engine even though the wiring/computer stuff is going to be a challenge. This is going to be a street driver, no racing. If I got near 300hp that would be perfect. Being a budget build I will look for a good used donor and wrecker stuff as much as possible. I'm also leaning toward a 5sp standard this time.
Here's the question. What modern engine might be easiest for my project?

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easy transplant

i would say 5ltr ford with a 5speed manual, have don several last being a53 f100,get1 out of a mustang and you will have the headers,dit at the front etce.good luck cliff
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Another engine to look at: The Mustang GT 4.6 liter was in production from 2005-2010, and they are rated at 300 hp (there are also a few rated at 325-330). I don't know how well the engine would fit in your truck, but its a very smooth, good mileage drivetrain in the Mustang. They have been out for 8+ years, so I'm sure there are quite a few in the junkyard by now. The new 5.0 liter Ford coyote engine is even better, but I doubt you could find one for a good price.

If you went with an automatic it would probably be easier, but its a hydraulic clutch so the linkage should not be that bad to fabricate.

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Any of the GM EFI engines are abiout all teh same as they all require the same wiring. 96-02 Vortec 350 will give you about 300hp grossm stock ls1 about 370 gross.
All these use a bout 58 psi of fuel pressure.

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