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Old 01-10-2018, 10:46 PM
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pushrod 5.0

hey all im gonna swap out my 4.2 to a 5.0 pushrod v8. getting a new vehicle and my 98 single cab flareside 5 speed is gonna become a long term project truck, it has more sentimental value than monetary value. i have searched all over my google machine and all i can find are posts with "can this be done..." if anyone has a link of a 5.0 swap thats been done that might have some info i would appreciate it.( only info i have found so far is my 4.2 has the windsor bolt pattern) i will be going to a carb setup to make it easier ( plus i like the sound a carbed v8 makes) i have no emissions in florida) thanks for any info in advance.
 
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The 4.2L likely has more hp than a 5.0 pushrod engine and likely gets better fuel economy. It was rated 205hp. My 94 F150 with the 5.0L V8 was rated 180hp as I remember. So, why would you want to swap it?
 
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why? because i said so.. not trying to be rude but ill just say not looking for discussions of why or whats better or thats stupid. just looking for info on swap to help when i do it.
 
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:27 PM
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You know - instead of saying "because I said so" say "because I want to" would probably get you a bit more positive attention.

Any engine with the Windsor bellhousing pattern should bolt to your transmission. I do not know whether motor mounts are compatible. Electronics are totally incompatible, I don't know how much you can strip out and still have an operable truck. Obviously, the engine will run with a conventional distributor and carburetor.

Have you considered a 351W?
 
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:36 PM
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sorry, you're right i didnt mean it that way. ill just say my "vision" is to build it with a 302 with some minor motor work (in time) to about 400 crank hp. just a street truck that in time i will have built myself. and when the weakest link of the truck i.e rearend/tranny break i will replace and upgrade when it happens. this will be a 2nd vehicle that i can take off the road to do when needed.
 
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:20 AM
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The 8.8" rear is strong. The M5OD tranny is not. That's why it was never offered in anything stronger than a stock 302 or 4.6.

If you are going to build a 302 and want to keep a manual tranny, you need either a ZF out of a Super Duty or a built T5 out of a Mustang - with a Windsor bellhousing pattern.
 
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