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Unread 01-30-2006, 07:48 PM   #1
BIGJMCCONNELL
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Convert 302 to fuel injection

I know it's not a Jeep engine but...

My 302 has a Holly carb on it now. When it's warm I am usually fairly pleased but I keep wanting to go to fuel injection. I know there are kits out there but they are $$$. There has to be a way to do it with junkyard parts. I have done a little reading but not much. My 302 is a 79 (I think) the guy I got it from said it was from a mustang, but I think it was from a truck. Anyone have any ideas or maybe some links?

Thanks --John

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Unread 01-31-2006, 06:34 AM   #2
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The Ford 5.0 is basically the same engine. Its just has fuel injection on it. You might look in that direction and on some Ford websites. I would figure a complete setup would be less than something after market. A lot less. Of course with the 5.0 there is a lot of after market stuff. Pick up a Mustang or Ford magazine and drool over all the stuff you can get.
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Unread 01-31-2006, 11:22 AM   #3
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Thanks 75SV1.

I still don't feel I have enough info to make the swap, but I came across this link for those who might be interested.

http://www.fordfuelinjection.com/
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2.5 inch springs Matkins Frame with 1.5 inch body lift and all Fiberglass body D30/M20 w/3.54 gears, Moser 1-piece and Rear Aussie Locker, Jeep T-18w/Dana 20 and 35" tires Dual Flowmaster Exhaust, 6 point roll cage, OBA and a bunch of other stuff.
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Unread 01-31-2006, 12:04 PM   #4
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Look at the Tech section on that site. They have an article on an early '88 Bronco. It might fill you in on info. I planned a simular swap on a 351W years ago, and might do it some day. That's a very good site. Is your Jeep a 3 spd manual or auto? My advice is look over that site and think about the swap some, then look over the site again. Thing will start falling into place. The main hookup problems will be gauges and the tranny. If an auto, you might look into the same tranny as the vehicle you are getting the electronics from. This might cause problems with a very short driveshaft in a CJ-7 though. Also, the gauges and how they are wired. The Ford fuel injection is very good and popular. Look at the 88-93 and 94-98 I think. There is a difference in how the MAF sensor (air flow meter) works. If your's is a manual tranny, then check to see if there is any hookups to the Ford manual tranny. If none, then its back top gauges etc. I though I saw some wiring diagrams on that site. Print them out and look them over. Maybe look at some Mustang or Bronco sites. There might be someone who has done a simular upgrade. I doubt it would be much different than a 68-75 Bronco.
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