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I have a 98 f150 with a 4.6L. I want to put a 302 with a Holly 4brl carb. I just want some ideas. So if you have any please let me know. Like I said got the carb and 302. Just need a little help with install. I don't know if trans will mount to it or not.
 
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trans wont mount, need custom motor mounts, custom electrical and all. it would be just as easy to put a chevy or a dodge engine in there thats how big a difference your looking at. There are a couple recent threads guys are talking about this swap and all.. oddly I've never seen where anyone finished it. They all seem to give up at some point..
 
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another failed project before it even started
 
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The 302 is slow anyway inless its built up, the 4.6 would eat a 302 stock anyday. If i was gonna do any swap at all why wouldnt u want a 5.4 ???? Or a built up 4.6.
 
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Sell the carb and 302, swap in a 5.4. Maybe a little extra for "goodies" and call it even. Kind of seems like a step back in technology going 302 carb'ed. 2 cents thats all.
 
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I've fond memories of the 302, but I would go with a built 4.6L. They have proven to be highly reliable motors, as my Big Grey with 83,000 after a little over 3 years will attest...

Best engine of all time, I would have to say 300I6. My first truck (95 XL 8' bed) is still going strong at almost 300K, with no signs of stopping. Tranny gave out after only 72K but the motor is bone stock
 
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Originally Posted by DSGSTX81 View Post
I've fond memories of the 302, but I would go with a built 4.6L. They have proven to be highly reliable motors, as my Big Grey with 83,000 after a little over 3 years will attest...

Best engine of all time, I would have to say 300I6. My first truck (95 XL 8' bed) is still going strong at almost 300K, with no signs of stopping. Tranny gave out after only 72K but the motor is bone stock
Yeh, you can't blow 'em up no matter how hard you try.... you only wish you could! I owned one in a van many years ago (about middle '80's) and that thing wouldn't get out of it's own way, but you could literally watch the gas gauge go down! Drove one for a couple of years at work (F-250) and it was also the world's most gutless wonder. I hated it and everybody else in the shop hated it. Why couldn't they make something that you could actually LIKE that holds up the way that thing did??? I figure we must have done something REALLY BAD in the last life, and having to drive a I6-300 is the punishment for it!
 
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Oh, they had no get up nor go, but they were torquey suckers. If you had ever hooked one of those vehicles to pull a wall of your house, you probably would've ended up with a "mobile" home cause the whole thing would've come off the foundation
 
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I did it
 

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