Hey guys, quick question here. Don't hang me for not searching if this has been asked already ... so I've got myself a v6 '98 short bed regular cab, and I'm looking to start an engine swap project, because the 160rwhp isn't cutting it. Does anyone know where I can get one of these crates? Any information or help is appreciated. TIA.
It can be done and it is not that difficult. You will need an engine, ok we knew that and a tranny. Your V6 tranny will not bolt up to the V8. You will also need a PCM and the engine / tranny harness. Get a PCM from a 97 or 98 F-150 so it doesn't have the PATS, Passive Anti-Theft System. You will need to make sure that the donor engine has all the sensors. A Ford shop manual with the wire diagrams is vital. You will need the engine mounts for the V8. The exhaust system will have to be reconfigured to mat up with the exhaust manifolds on the V8. I am sure I am missing a few things but it is 4:17 A.M. so forgive me if I did.
There is no fun in "getting an other truck". If you look hard enough you will find deals everywhere. There is a local puke wagon company, sells food out of a canteen truck, that has a propane V10 truck for sale. Too bad it is not stick. The V10 is just begging to find a home inside my engine compartment.