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Correct! I was not at shop,but at home then. I have since then reprogrammed cluster and keys. I swapped the seats,light switch, the part of the dash that the auto light sensor is located in and the front bumper,grille assy ,third brake light, all the lights! The mirrors. I will be selling four brand new chrome 99,00 svt wheels and 95 o/o 315 nitto drag radials,but one wheel has a light flat spot and a pretty good nick on the inside were it was hit by the leaf spring. Keystone said 150 to 200 dollars to fix good as new. I have a solid back glass. I will get some pics and post.
 
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:46 AM
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2001 L swap

I have a 2001 f150 super crew with a 4.6 and I want to do a lightning swap but I don't know what else I will need to make it work. Will I have to do anything to the transmission, motor mounts, computer, etc.? Any feedback is appreciated!
 
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Old 12-03-2016, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Matthew Keiser View Post
I have a 2001 f150 super crew with a 4.6 and I want to do a lightning swap but I don't know what else I will need to make it work. Will I have to do anything to the transmission, motor mounts, computer, etc.? Any feedback is appreciated!
parts list has been posted time and time again



give me a bit and I'll post it again for you
 
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Old 12-03-2016, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Matthew Keiser View Post
I have a 2001 f150 super crew with a 4.6 and I want to do a lightning swap but I don't know what else I will need to make it work. Will I have to do anything to the transmission, motor mounts, computer, etc.? Any feedback is appreciated!
one hell of a first post




start here: https://www.f150online.com/forums/su...aton-swap.html
 
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:06 PM
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Just bought a motor and tranny from a 2003 lightning and wanting to swap it into my 2008 F150 it currently has the v6 what all am I going to need to do the swap
 
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:17 AM
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Lightnings have dual fuel pumps (in the tank) powered by system that runs half power to them during normal running and full power during starting and when on boost. There is a ballast resistor (located on the intercooler pump bracket) that cuts the voltage down during normal operation. I don't know if a single high-volume pump will keep up.
 
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:58 PM
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turn on the 70's "dream weaver"

I have never seen anyone pull a 3v motor and replace it with an old 2v lightning motor. you are in uncharted territory.

most people simply buy a roush or whipple supercharger kit for the newer 5.4, 3v motor.

sell the truck and buy a used lightning or a used v8 f150. way ahead of the game and probably cheaper
 
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:32 PM
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Dave, he wants to replace a 4.2 V6 with a Lightning motor, not a 3v.

I see a lot of electronics issues, starting with replacing an electronic throttle with a mechanical one, plus 2 more cylinders and a different transmission.
 
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Old 03-05-2018, 02:52 PM
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yep, sell the V6 anf a buy a two valve equipped V8 truck...
 
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by kwilt View Post
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.
..... Do you still have short block for sale
 
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Old 05-05-2018, 08:38 PM
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..... Do you still have short block for sale
you may want to look at the dates...
 


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