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Old 04-02-2012, 11:06 AM
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EcoBoost Powered 1966 F100 Project

Because I like the EcoBoost engine's so much have decided to drop one into my
1966 F100 Long Bed pickup. This will be a 4x2 conversion using 3.15 gearing.

25mpg is the goal @ 65mph cruise

After seeing this

2011 Ford F150 EcoBoost Fuel Economy Adventure Challenge - CleanMPG Forums

I think its pretty easily obtainable.

Stability control

Trailer Sway Control

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Fail-Safe Cooling

SecuriLock Anti Theft

4-Wheel Disc w/ABS

Will all be added to the package

Does anyone here have access to a Ford Engineer? I do have a few questions I would like to have addressed for this project.

The PURISTS are not too keen on this project but its a dare to be different deal for me.
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This looks like it could be a very interesting project. Good luck with it.
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Good luck. I'll be looking for the build thread
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I wish you all the best with your very ambitious under taking. I doubt you'll get a Ford engineer to assist you as he'll want you to buy something new.

The '66 is bound to significantly lighter than a 2012. I can easily see 25+ and be fast as hell too.
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I wish you all the best with your very ambitious under taking. I doubt you'll get a Ford engineer to assist you as he'll want you to buy something new.

The '66 is bound to significantly lighter than a 2012. I can easily see 25+ and be fast as hell too.
TKS!

Back in 1996 I bought a new ranger step side extended cab and dropped in a supercharged 5.0 and because it was first year of OBD II on ranger I was able to get some help from a Ford engineer. Mostly because shop manual did not show the 40 pin connector coming out of fire wall on drivers side.

Is this engine swap something I could post here on the ecoboost forum?

I already purchased a 2011 F150 Eco with 6430 miles on it to use as my parts source.

I actually started on project today in first step removing the 2011 Cab then dropping the 66 cab onto the 2011 Frame to see how deep I will have to get to make the swap. The cab will have to be modded in order to fit the 10" wider frame of the eco.

In my estimation I should be close to 1000lbs lighter than the Eco.

I do not like the slammed look but would like it to be much lower than the 2011 for wind resistance.

Now I am thinking of using the 2011 Firewall and floor pan so the 2011 stuff will be much easier to drop in place and will look more like the factory did it.

A HUGE challenge for sure.

The dash on 66 is approx 1/2" wider than the 2011, making the dash swap possible. For sure I will use the 2011 instrument cluster, wiring etc.

The 2011 Seat will also easily fit in the 66 Cab. Hoping to use as much of the 2011 F150 as possible then selling off the extra 2011 parts not needed to help pay for the project.

If its ok I will post the build process here. If not I understand.

Truck I am using as parts source is a 2011 Built 9/11 Did not think they build the 11's that late in year.

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This is the window sticker found in glove box.\

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Because I like the EcoBoost engine's so much have decided to drop one into my
1966 F100 Long Bed pickup. This will be a 4x2 conversion using 3.15 gearing.
soooo...I guess you weren't going to put a ecoboost into a 66 but put a 66 body on a new chassis?
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soooo...I guess you weren't going to put a ecoboost into a 66 but put a 66 body on a new chassis?
Unsure until I see how things work out. If the cab and box of 66 will not fit the 11' Frame then the ecoboost will go into the 66 chassis.

Original plan was to put eco into the 66' but making all the electronics work along with the trailer control and stability control would be easier with the 11 frame. The 11' I bought the frame in rear is absolute toast to I would have to purchase the new frame.

Once I can get the cab off the 11' I will know which route I am going to take.
A Huge undertaking either way I do it.

I looked at a lot of wrecked ecoboost trucks so no plan could really be made until the truck was purchased and to see what was left of it. I mostly wanted just the engine and trans along with computer to make it run. Now that I have a complete truck with so much good parts I want to utilize as much as I can. Will know in a week or so the route I will take.

A lot has changed since 8 This morning after measurements were made and the teardown started.
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TKS!

Back in 1996 I bought a new ranger step side extended cab and dropped in a supercharged 5.0 and because it was first year of OBD II on ranger I was able to get some help from a Ford engineer. Mostly because shop manual did not show the 40 pin connector coming out of fire wall on drivers side.

Is this engine swap something I could post here on the ecoboost forum?
Actually sir, you'll need to post here: Projects - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums. I'm sure we would all love for you to remind us of how your project is coming along with pics, details and all the goodies that you can share.
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Actually sir, you'll need to post here: Projects - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums. I'm sure we would all love for you to remind us of how your project is coming along with pics, details and all the goodies that you can share.
Ok, Thanks!

Digging into it and removed the cab. Thought other eco-boost owners would at least like to see a few pics.

Ford made it very simple to remove as all is plug and play. The cab can be removed in just a couple hours time. This took a bit longer as the cab had moved on frame and made it tough to get cab mounts loose.

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Now its time to give it a bath and clean things up.

I made a cart to transport the cab around.

I will start a build in the Project section to see if there is much interest.
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You should put a manual trans behind it

What engine did the truck have? I'd like to build a turbo 240 or 300 someday.
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You should put a manual trans behind it

What engine did the truck have? I'd like to build a turbo 240 or 300 someday.

Truck originally had a 352 2v with 4spd Manual. I do have a spare '66 300 if you want one..

No computer support for a manual trans so that is out.

No aftermarket company has figured out the direct injection injector programming yet to build a standalone harness. Gotta stick with what I have for now.
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awesome conversion!! the link didn't work though
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As a 2011 eco owner and a 1965 (same body style) owner.

I am interested in watching the build.

Link did not work for me either.
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