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    1995 ford swb 4.9 l i6 swap to carbonated high hp engine

     



    Have a 1995 ford f150 swb with fuel injection engine anybody every converted to high performance v8 with regular carburetor I know motor mounts need to be changed but can you get a wire harness to get gauges and everything to work properly or is it better to get a fuel injection modern v8 but don't know about all the exhaust censors and stuff ?? Thanks advice is appreciated !!!!!!

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    Welcome to the site.
    Going to a carbed motor would be a step back, a bunch of work for less power.
    If you could find a wrecked p u with a v8, you'd have all the ingrediants it seems.

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    thanks good advice , im wanting to get 460 to 500 hp but blueprint has a 460 hp fuel injected 427 short Block ford motor but I don't know about the computer and exhaust censores and all that stuff that goes with later models can that be bypassed and egr and such I want the hp but want the gauges and rest of the truck to work properly ???

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    Don't fall into the trap that you need to remove sensors to get horsepower. It is the computers with the sensors that give you the higher horsepower.
    They can provide clean reliable power and fuel economy as well.

    Old school carbs have that certain something that is cool but a V-6 GT-40 doing 180 mph is way cooler!

    Walk towards the light, technology can be your friend! Heck you're posting on the internet so you're halfway there.... LOL 8-)
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    Yup, no reason to go backwards! The computer along with it's various sensors is what puts the tune into the computer controlled engines. Yes, it takes time to learn how these systems work and how to tune them. I was fortunate to be invited to spend a couple days with our local chassis dyno tune czar, learned a ton spending time with him and it removed the mystery of computer controlled engines! Lots of reference material available on line that deal with specific engines, just takes some research and study time. Once I learned the basics, the tuning and diagnostics got a lot easier. The information is all out there, most of it for free! Just last month a Ford GT went 300.4 mph in the Texas Mile competition, try that with a carb and a timing light!
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    milkdud, let me help you out here. You need to learn the basics of engine swapping before you undertake the actual job....or make a decision about what engine and transmission to use. Here is a book called Practical Engine Swapping by John Thawley. This will explain the basics of swapping. I always buy used books to save a little money, so would recommend any of the used offerings shown here for $5.96 plus $3.99 shipping. That's less than 10 bucks, delivered to your door.
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    thanks will do.

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    Looks like a good read, I got one too.
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    Fiqure out a few engines that you might like and then start searching for a lower mile one from a salvage car-A LIFT OUT---meaning all accessories, wiring harness, ECM and any type of security or theft control module plus fuel tank and pump-if you can get the exhaust system manifolds, head pipes and any sensors ( O2) that are forward of mufflers. You will save enough on just the belt driven accessoies ( water pump, alternator, power steering and a/c ) probably to pay for the whole deal------get trans and don't forget drive shat as just the yoke will save big $$$$$
    On the f150 you won't have space issues like in some cars--------
    I had a 1995 F350 diesel and the power brake booster was belt driven or ??????? so look for maybe getting brake master and booster-------
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    A coyote F150 pull out is what comes to mind for me on a build like this. That could be fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    A coyote F150 pull out is what comes to mind for me on a build like this. That could be fun!
    Give it a little time, you'll probably be building it in a year ( or two!) 8-)

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