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Old 01-23-2006, 05:02 PM
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Lightning motor swap into regular F150

Would everything bolt right in to F150 from a Lightning? Are the frames the same? What all would have to be swithced over to make it all work? Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:01 PM
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you'd need a drivers side motor mount, the intake, supercharger and much more...if you are interested and don't have the motor already i have my block and heads forsale from my 2000 lightning with less than 10k miles on it....you would need some parts for it because some like the front cover have been switched over to my new shortblock...but i'm asking $800 for the shortblock (rods, pistons, and crank) and i also have the heads with cams and everything still installed. I'm asking $550 for these. Everything is still bolted together and I haven't taken the heads off the block yet if you want both.
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:12 AM
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Ya what he said.

Sal of PSP did one last year when my truck was there and it came out awesome.
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:54 AM
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find a user that goes by "NEAL" He did this exact wap.
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:02 AM
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:34 AM
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L-menace is wrong. Neal put a built 5.4 with a hairdryer in his truck.
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Old 01-24-2006, 06:25 PM
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I did and everything works out.. you don't need a different motor mounts!! Search in the supercharger forum and contact Mike Dunn at Madenterprise.com
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Old 01-24-2006, 06:39 PM
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on the motor mount thing, one of my friends from the harley site just installed a lightning motor in his 2000 harley truck and the drivers side mount he has for his regular 5.4 didn't fit around the oil cooler, so i guess you don't need a new mount if you don't use the oil cooler
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:10 PM
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Thanks for the good replys. I have a 2000 long bed f150 that I drive daily and I want to sell it for a short bed, and then start saving for the project. Would it be easiest to buy a wrecked Lightning and switch over everything including trans and rearend and then sell whats left over from both trucks? Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks again!!
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Old 01-24-2006, 08:08 PM
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Why not just buy a Lightning? Makes more sense then doing all that. Use the SEARCH icon you'll probably find ten threads just like this one

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Old 01-24-2006, 08:17 PM
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HI!... Actually your both wrong. I built up a N/A 5.4 that makes AROUND 425H.P (flywheel) with turbo cams and only 8.42:1 compression. Turbo will be coming later on this year. Hope to make 650RWH.P under 18PSI.
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:56 PM
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Why not just buy a Lightning? Makes more sense then doing all that. Use the SEARCH icon you'll probably find ten threads just like this one
Well one good reason is that I have 16 grand total in my truck. THat is mods and all. The motor goes right in. I had a v6 so I had to do a complete wiring swap. I bought a totalled L for my swap and done a complete conversion but stuck with the fleetside to be different. So the only things left off the orig truck is the frame which is the same on all reg f150s, and the bed.
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Old 01-25-2006, 12:17 AM
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Thanks for the good replys. I have a 2000 long bed f150 that I drive daily and I want to sell it for a short bed, and then start saving for the project. Would it be easiest to buy a wrecked Lightning and switch over everything including trans and rearend and then sell whats left over from both trucks? Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks again!!
He's right man, u already have an L
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Old 01-25-2006, 01:05 AM
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contact Josh about actual $$$$ involved

he is almost done converting his '00HD to a supercharged one: not a cheap project (and he is practically doing ALL the labor and getting USED parts/pieces):
http://www.nhtoc.net/vbforum/showthr...threadid=24906

http://www.nhtoc.net/vbforum/showthr...threadid=24391

http://www.nhtoc.net/vbforum/showthr...threadid=24159

He is going to list a complete breakdown of every little thing he needed for this project plus costs involved.
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Old 01-25-2006, 08:11 AM
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He's right man, u already have an L
I know, but why could'nt I have a DD with a Lightning drivetrain in it?
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