I am optimistic it will work, but I worry that I will either spend hours and hours splicing wires together or having no luck and won't be able to start it. Once an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor was added it ran very poorly on steep angles. These are easy to spot because they literally have two sumps, one at the front and another at the rear with a drain plug on each. Get everything that is associated with the motor, better safe then sorry. This may however call for a new or modified transmission crossmember. Left Head Cast 1L2E, 8L2E. Thread all pressure plate bolts into place until just barely snug, then wiggle the alignment tool about until you're sure everything is centered.
Call Surefire at 1-800-790-9094 for customer service, availability and technical assistance. Other then this, it is like putting a set of driving lights on. Your engine converts the energy in liquid fuel to the heat and kinetic energy that runs your vehicle. Would also suggest that you try to find a donor vehicle that is still together, this way you get everything you need, airbox etc. Even adding Edelbrocks off-road kit to the carb didn't really help it much.
Of equal concern is the light duty design of the early model, which makes it more vulnerable to breakage. Any warning for those who have done something similar? Obtaining connectors with 12-inch pigtails that mate with the computer wiring harness will smooth the splicing work and maintain the modular nature of the system. Northern allstar makes a v8 conversion radiator. Once I reversed the wires, everything was fine. Also gas mileage with the 6 cylinder and v8 5. Install the new engine and transmission. There really is no adjustment you can make.
Everyone I talked to said I would have to splice wires. You will reuse the 2. He told us that the Kubota conversion was a pretty involved process, and required quite a bit of fabrication. Contact Specmo Enterprises 810-398-9103 about recalibrations. The later model alternators use external regulators that require a sense wire with a current limiting resistor from the main power system.
The turbo adapter mount below left that Dieselxj made for the Kubota's manifold, and the Mitsubishi turbo below right he went with for his swap. The 1995+ Explorer radiator will require modifications to the core support to get it to fit. Don't get freaked out by the wiring, as it is simple. The stock power steering pump can be used on a V8 with the correct brackets found on many Ford passenger cars. There are a few options.
If you go the second way, take a piece of the fuel filler hose out, replace it with a piece of metal tube with a fitting for the return line. In-Line Head Cast F57E-E11C, F87E. Remove the shifter linkages and whatnot and the rear driveshaft and the starter. The wiring depends on where the battery was in the donor vehicle. If using a mechanical fan, remember to use a shroud.
Please if you have any questions or concerns. It's an interesting concept, but it seems impractical based on what people say about the project; too time consuming for a mediocre pay out. When you begin disassembly of the 4. You can refresh your current 93 4. Reinstall all other parts that you removed in reverse order. Leaving the water pump off while installing the engine will allow it to go in more smoothly and may save several dents in the radiator support.
Otherwise, a mechanical fuel pump will need to be replaced by an electric unit to clear the steering box. He then used a Kubota oil pan meant for a Bobcat, cut the sump in half and took a chunk out of the front half so it would not contact the front axle of his 4×4 Ranger. And the motor mount adapters are easy to get and fit well. To accept a turbo charger and blow those v8 conversions off the road lol. Call Surefire at 1-800-790-9094 for customer service, availability and technical assistance. You need to pick your tire sizes and axle ratio to suit your needs.
The best thing you could do is go to a salvage yard and get an engine transmission combination and buy the whole setup - computer, harness and all. If you want to retain a mechanical fuel pump, you'll need one from a 1970-1973 Ford Econoline van with power steering. The fuel system also requires attention. Basically you are just upgrading the block and heads this way. Also crossmember might need some consideration depending on transmission chose. Electrical mods can be facilitated by acquiring a few key components. You'll have next to no help.