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Unread 05-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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5.0 swap

I am swapping a 5.0 into a 63 gladiator and i need a bit of info. It has the original 230 in it with the original trans. The 5.0 E.F.I. is coming from an 93 f150 and i am taking the trans in the swap too. What all will i have to do to get the swap done correctly the first time.

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Unread 05-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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Small block Chevy is probably the easiest.
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Unread 05-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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Look into a junk yard gm 5.3. They have same bell housing bolt pattern as the gen 1 small block Chevy so all the parts from the engine back is the same as a sbc swap, Jimsperformance.com will do all the wiring and computer work for $500, and 5.3s go for $4-800 fully dressed. Tuned they make about 350hp bone stock.

I'm sure there is someone like Jim for ford engines, I just don't know who that is, also never looked into whether anyone makes the adapters to put a sbf in your rig.
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Unread 05-26-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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I already have the 5.0 and transmission and everything. I want to know what i need to do to get the engine and transmission into the truck.
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Unread 05-26-2012, 07:35 PM   #5
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Have to find a ford computer guy.
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Unread 05-26-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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Have to find a ford computer guy.
Do you have any numbers to call?
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Unread 05-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #7
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Could try Jim's performance and ask him who to call.
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I am swapping a 5.0 into a 63 gladiator and i need a bit of info. It has the original 230 in it with the original trans. The 5.0 E.F.I. is coming from an 93 f150 and i am taking the trans in the swap too. What all will i have to do to get the swap done correctly the first time.
Hey guys. Where in here does it say anything about swaping in a chevy motor?
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Could try Jim's performance and ask him who to call.
and the number is
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and the number is
4104659569
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