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perf-list Digest Sun, 17 Sep 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 145

In This Issue:
Re: [Re: OK Engine Gurus...]
4.6L Engine-->Transmission Combinations


Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2000 11:33:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel <v8pinto>
Subject: Re: [Re: OK Engine Gurus...]

> > Turned ignition on and rotated distributor back
> and
> > forth (very small motions here) and watched for
> spark.
> better to do this with
> the SPOUT connected or not, but should still be
> close enough to fire up.  This
> has worked well for me for some 20 years now.  ;-)

It's a good technique.  I can't remember who taught it
to me but I like it.  10 years...

55 F100 5.0
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From: tvsjr
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 17:05:42 -0500
Subject: 4.6L Engine-->Transmission Combinations

Can anyone tell me if the 1997 4.6L engine can be mounted to an E4OD/4R100
transmission? My 97 Expedition 4x2 is at 180,000+ miles, and I'm
anticipating a transmission failure before 200K. I believe it has the 4R70W
in it now, and I would like to put the beefier transmission in the truck so
that, when I have the money/time, I can either soup up the 4.6 or replace
it with a 5.4L (or, if I get lucky, score a Lightning engine).

If this is at all possible, what will I need in terms of equipment to make
the adaptation? Is this something the dealership is likely to touch? I'd
rather have them do it, since I plan on driving the wheels off the truck
and want to make sure that everything is done right. I'm sure that they
will screw it up one way or another, but at least it might be easier to
have them correct it after the fact.

BTW, I'd like to stay pretty much factory. I wouldn't mind installing the
E4OD/4R100, which is standard with the 5.4L, nor would I have a problem
changing the engine to a 5.4 or an SVT 5.4. However, I don't really want to
try to rebuild the engine or transmission with non-factory parts. I want to
keep everything where I can convince a dealer to work on it for other major
repairs that I anticipate in later miles.

Now that I think about it, has anyone had the gears changed in the rear
end? What was the cost? Any problems/suggestions/comments? What is the
suggested rear end? I have the 4.6 now with a 3.31 rear end, which is
fairly underpowered. Since I'm looking at a 5.4 or an SVT 5.4, what gearing
would be best? I'm thinking something in the neighborhood of 3.73LS. What
is stock in the Lightning?

I hope that makes some sense to someone... =)
Thanks for the help


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