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Unread 08-04-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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Ford engine swaps, 302/351.

I am thinking about collecting the stuff I need to swap a Ford 302 or 351w into my CJ5. I was wondering how it went for some of those who have done it on here. I am figuring I can use a Ford t-18 with the engine and use my Jeep output on it to mate it to the D20.

I like the idea of a Ford over Chevy and AMC because I have a little more fun working on them and because the 302 is so small, light and powerful. I think I would rather do a 351w just for kicks but they are harder to find around here.

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Unread 08-04-2011, 06:53 PM   #2
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Good swap...do it and we'll watch.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 07:40 PM   #3
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I just pulled out a 351 clevor out of my jeep and sold it to swap in a 401. I do however have the lakewood bellhousing, fork and advance adapter motor mounts still if you do it and would like to buy them. That stuff weighs 50lbs though so the shipping would be a bit. Not near new price though. You will want to swap in the shorter ford input shaft into the t-18 if it is a jeep model one although I bet you could just cut off 1" of the pilot shaft and it would work as they are the same spline.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 08:19 PM   #4
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do it, the 302 is a super engine

and i can see what i will need to buy, ha ha ha
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Unread 08-04-2011, 08:53 PM   #5
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Well to all those who would like to watch the swap, I appreciate the enthusiasm but keep in mind I am on a mac n cheese budget here so it will be a while. I promise if I get this ball rolling I will be posting lots of pics. If anyone with this current set-up has any pics I would love to see a ford motor in a CJ engine bay.

My E-100 has a 245,000 mile 351w that might be coming out in the next year or so for a rebuild. I am thinking about finding a used engine for the van and putting the rebuilt 351 in the Jeep. Gotta say that seeing this 351w run so well at 245,000 miles really makes me want to overhaul it and go for another quarter million in the Jeep which also has over 250,000 miles on it, but it has had 1 engine rebuild the Ford has not.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 08:55 PM   #6
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there is a Topic Of The Week covering this on this site. If you search for it, it has a LOT of good reading, and will probably answer all your questions.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 08:58 PM   #7
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I just pulled out a 351 clevor out of my jeep and sold it to swap in a 401. I do however have the lakewood bellhousing, fork and advance adapter motor mounts still if you do it and would like to buy them. That stuff weighs 50lbs though so the shipping would be a bit. Not near new price though. You will want to swap in the shorter ford input shaft into the t-18 if it is a jeep model one although I bet you could just cut off 1" of the pilot shaft and it would work as they are the same spline.
Aside from the motor mounts, I think I will just grab what I need form the junkyard, that way it can always be replaced or recreated easily and on a tight budget.

How are you liking the 401!
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Unread 08-04-2011, 09:54 PM   #8
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Haven't got done putting it together yet. Just pulled the 351 last week should be putting the 401 in in a week or two. Jeep bay is cleaned painted and waiting on it. That 351 your probably gonna have to cut the drivers side wheel well out a little to fit the power steering pump but you can set the motor farther back because of the front distributor and that will leave you plenty of room for a 3 core radiator and electric fan which you will need. Mine was in since 2002. Here's the 351


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Unread 08-05-2011, 07:10 AM   #9
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Here's a thread that will helpful. Poll: 5.0 engine swap pictures

Here's what mine looks like at the present time.
100_0321.jpg   100_0283.jpg  
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Unread 08-05-2011, 07:14 AM   #10
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I swapped a 351 into a ford truck that originally had a 302...the only real issue was the 351 was a bit wider at the exhaust manifolds. other than that it went in pretty seamless .... I installed a ford 2300 into a dodge d50, THAT was a huge PITA... (called it a Fordge)
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You pulled the 302 to put a 351? Were you towing or something?

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Unread 08-05-2011, 08:11 AM   #12
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I run a 1963 CJ5. It has a 1968 Ford 302 which was installed into the Jeep in 1969. It is attached to a T98 4 speed. Nice setup. The engine is still stock with the original Autolite 2100 carburator which is great off-road. At one time I looked at a 351W but decided it was not a good idea over a 302. The Windsor is wider, heavier.
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i'm at the same stage as you jeepinyahoo.just starting to collect the parts i need.i have a used T-18 tranny.now i need a transfer case,and a motor.
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Unread 10-04-2011, 05:55 AM   #14
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i have a 302 in my jeeep I converted a 2wd ford t-19 with the novak adapter for a dana 300. realley changed my power to weight ratio over the old 258.

if you are going to wheel it i would suggest you run a motorcraft 2100 carb
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Unread 10-04-2011, 11:25 AM   #15
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i have a 302 in my jeeep I converted a 2wd ford t-19 with the novak adapter for a dana 300. realley changed my power to weight ratio over the old 258.

if you are going to wheel it i would suggest you run a motorcraft 2100 carb

.. or EFI.
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