Does anyone know if you can put a 7.3 powerstroke in a 73-79 4X4? I know "anything" is possible with enough fabrication so I guess what I am asking is has anyone out there done this or know someone who has? If it won't work in the 4X4 how about in a 2 wheel drive? I have a complete running 95 F250 that would be the donor truck. In case anyone is wondering why I would want to do this if the donor is a good running truck, well I just like the 73-79 body style ...always have but at todays gas prices I don't want to feed a 8-10 maybe 11 or 12 MPG truck on a good day! If I could have the body style I want with the power and fuel mileage of the powerstroke I could have my cake and eat it too!
Yes you can but its a he.. of work.
You ned to rebuild the enginemounts,(I combined the ones from a 460 and the powerstroke),everything else is a bolt on.
The exhaustpipe from the turbo I rerouted threough the fenderwell on the passengerside(90degree bend and drilled a 4inch hole in the inner fender close to the firewall).
I also had a donortruck and used the entire wiring from that front to back included all the controlmodules and fusebox.
I rebuildt and modified the instrument cluster(used the stock housing with the powerstroke instruments).
The body will need to be lifted 2inches to clear the engine unless you rebuild the front of the firewall and hood.
At leastI had to do that on mine.(1978 F250)