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Good 5.0 Swap Motor? Tranny options?

We have a '91 T-Bird with a HO 5.0/ auto and 101k on it at school. If i'm quick and pull the motor with out my auto teacher realizing i'll have a swap motor to put in a postal jeep that i'll be picking up for $50. Would that be a good swap motor? I'm thinking of getting a t18 or 435 and i'm not srue what t-case (probably a 205, will a chevy 205 bolt up to a ford 435? would a bronco dana 20 hook up to a 435?) Will i have any problems because it originally had an auto attached to it. Will i have any problems? I figure i'll pull the tranny from a truck with a 302 so i can get the right fly wheel and bell housing. I'm going to do a search to figure out things like motor mounts and wiring before i ask those questions. The more i think about it more i'd ratehr build something else up besides my tj and this route seems like a good one.

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Re: Good 5.0 Swap Motor? Tranny options?

BRoll Check this out, good info here on the 5.0 swap:

http://www.bc4x4.com/chrisw/projects...powertrain.asp
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Re: Good 5.0 Swap Motor? Tranny options?

If you are pulling the motor out a car with an auto then it is a good Idea to go to the truck, and get the Bell Housing, flywheel, and grab any clutch parts you can too.
It would seem to me that the 5.0 would have to be in really good shape for me to even think about putting it in a project. 101K is a lot of K for a motor that is going to spend time on the trail and getting beat up. Before you pull it, I would be sure to check it over real well. At very least do a compression test on it if you can. No good to put a bad motor in a project to have to pull it later on.
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Re: Good 5.0 Swap Motor? Tranny options?

The HO 5.0 motors last a long time and one out of a t-bird should not have been abused. The computer wont affect any thing if you run a 435 cause I have an automatic computer. THe t-bird does have a different intake than a mustang to clear the hood but I dont know about the specs.
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Re: Good 5.0 Swap Motor? Tranny options?

Here's my postings about this subject.

http://forums.cj-8.com/showthread.ph...;threadid=3029

I bought a 1987 Crown Victoria and did the conversion over 2 months. See the link for details.

Good Luck!

The power is SO worth the work!

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Re: Good 5.0 Swap Motor? Tranny options?

Just a few notes.... make sure you get a manual flywheel for that year motor. I was going to use the one that I had on my old 302, but found out there is a diffent balance to the newer manual flywheels.

The link to the CJ8 page isn't working!!!
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Re: Good 5.0 Swap Motor? Tranny options?

It's working , I just forgot one of the main PROBLEMS WITH MY FAVORITE SCRAMBLE RSITE>>>>>

If you don't register you can't view any of the discussions.
I am going to mail the administrators (once again) about this issue.
SO I guess that means that if you want to read about my swap you will need to register, heck it's free and only takes a minute to do.


Here is the main link to the scrambler page;

www.cj-8.com


Register then come back here to link to my thread.

BTW you should be able to get any 302 flywheel balanced for your application.

With all that said I got a flywheel from a 1987 F-250 just to be sure, AND had it balanced.

Let me know if the link still isn't working.

Later!

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Re: Good 5.0 Swap Motor? Tranny options?

those are both helpful links, i'm still reading the one on cj8.com. Here's a couple questions i have. What about t-cases, i think i'm going to use a 435 4 speed, would a d20 from a bronco hook up to it? What year is the best year to use? What other t-cases bolt up? What have you guys used for motor mounts? What about cooling? I'm not sure what i'll do considering i'm running this in a postal. I think i'm going to start pulling the motor next week and probably pick the postal up next sunday. So then i just have to find the rest of the stuff i need.

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