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The popular swap over here is the 4.0 litre quad cam Lexus V8 into the early 70's silly-cars. Fairly easy swap, a previous workmate of mine ( he was my apprentice at one point) did it to his along with the 4 speed auto, narrowed a Hilux diff with a Torsen diff centre. What a great package, awesome power to weight and great economy, looks stock.
I've heard of that being done before. I've found a 302 swap online but that engine is too mainstream, for even as good as it is. Couple of others I wanted to try was a 351C Miata, and a flathead 240Z.

That's another thing I like. I like to make the engines "appear" stock. I will go so far as to paint an aftermarket intake and machine the ends of aluminum heads to make them match factory heads and have them painted as well. I kind of got this idea from my dad who leaves the motor stock locking and builds up the inside.

I've always wanted to build a sleeper as well. Like some old rusted out beat up car with a built big block, but with an extremely quiet exhaust with mechanical cut outs to scare people that want to race lol.

I am also a fan of modded old school inline 6's. a friends dad had a 240 I6 Maverick Grabber with a 3 speed manual. He said all he did was put 4.56 gears it and shifted it so fast he spanked a Chevelle SS 396. I wouldn't mind trying a turbo 300 I6 in a 4 door Maverick. I am partial to N/A power, but parts for a 300 aren't exactly cheap and common, so a turbo might be my best option. I've heard of using a turbo from a factory 6.5 V8 GM diesel, and based on induction, either an intake/4 barrel or 302 injectors, paired with a set of headers. Apparently its good for around 250 horse @3,800 and 430 lb-ft @ 1,600. Would make for some fun in a Mav without hurting fuel economy (this combo nets an average of 15mpg) and reliability.
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Couple of others I wanted to try was a 351C Miata, and a flathead 240Z.
Miata is an MX5 right? If so then to fit any other engines (rotary, v6, v8 etc.) you need to do a space frame front end. Bullet cars are the gurus in these, they have done lots of different combos over the years and they stretch the front end along with the space frame. Their current combo is a supercharged Lexus v8.
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240/260z - easy, lots of them with 350chevs in them so a flathead should go easy.
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Miata is an MX5 right? If so then to fit any other engines (rotary, v6, v8 etc.) you need to do a space frame front end. Bullet cars are the gurus in these, they have done lots of different combos over the years and they stretch the front end along with the space frame. Their current combo is a supercharged Lexus v8.
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240/260z - easy, lots of them with 350chevs in them so a flathead should go easy.
Yeah I knew you'd have to do something along those lines. Yes the Miata is an MX5. 302s and LS1's are very common swaps.

I've seen a few V8s go in them. The flathead would need a good built though since it would be making less power than stock.
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You could try a different balancer installer - the one I use has a "plate" or flange that would have covered your recessed hole completely so that both nuts remained outside where you could reach them. It is an OTC 4531.
I know that installer is on Amazon but did you borrow one from an auto part store or did you buy one?
Sorry for the late reply, but yeah, I actually just bought that very one from Amazon. The only tool rental place we have locally is AutoZone and the kit they have for rent is the
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Sorry to change the topic... carry on everyone.
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Sorry for the late reply, but yeah, I actually just bought that very one from Amazon. The only tool rental place we have locally is AutoZone and the kit they have for rent is the Great Neck 27144. It doesn't seem to be as good and it gets poor reviews, but it might still work. I think I was just in a tool-buying mood. No question the OTC kit makes it very easy.

Sorry to change the topic... carry on everyone.
Yeah, the Great Neck one is the one I borrowed from AutoZone.

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I've always wanted to build a sleeper as well. Like some old rusted out beat up car with a built big block, but with an extremely quiet exhaust with mechanical cut outs to scare people that want to race lol.

I am also a fan of modded old school inline 6's. a friends dad had a 240 I6 Maverick Grabber with a 3 speed manual. He said all he did was put 4.56 gears it and shifted it so fast he spanked a Chevelle SS 396. I wouldn't mind trying a turbo 300 I6 in a 4 door Maverick. I am partial to N/A power, but parts for a 300 aren't exactly cheap and common, so a turbo might be my best option. I've heard of using a turbo from a factory 6.5 V8 GM diesel, and based on induction, either an intake/4 barrel or 302 injectors, paired with a set of headers. Apparently its good for around 250 horse @3,800 and 430 lb-ft @ 1,600. Would make for some fun in a Mav without hurting fuel economy (this combo nets an average of 15mpg) and reliability.
I would love to build a maverick! I've promised myself that the next old car I'm going to buy is going to be a maverick. If I sell the Bronco, I'm going to pull the 460 out of it, and drop it in the maverick!
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My friends dad (same guy that had the 240 I6 car) later put a 392 stroker in it as well as in one other, had the fender walls cut out and had them both ridiculously tubbed out, wiiiide tires. Fastest cars in the county for years. Recently sold them last summer, and now they are being professionally raced in Kansas.


I'd like to built the turbo 6 4 door...no one would see that coming at all. Especially in a beater.
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Ok, so I've ordered a new Ford sending unit , Holley aluminum 4160, and some misc. grade 8 bolts. Once I receive the carb I'll see what I need for fittings for the stainless braided hose from pump to carb.

I'm researching headers right now, and it looks like shorties are the way to go. I want ceramic coated, and there is not many to choose from. I've come up with JBA, Gibson, Flowtech, and Hedman. The Gibson reads "1- Has no air injection 6- will not fit 87-90 models with A.I.R. into each port". The pictures that I've looked at online has some sort of off shoot coming off one of the tubes. The Hedman reads 5- with A.I.R. System. These headers have a small inlet/outlet coming form one of the tubes. I know I don't have this "A.I.R. System", but what are these inlet/outlets, and why are they on both the A.I.R. and non-A.I.R. The JBA and Flowtech have no inlet/outlets.
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I have long tubes on my 85 and shorties on my 86 both 351W http://www.summitracing.com/parts/he...50?prefilter=1
for F150 302 but I have on an F150 with a 351w fit just fine
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I have long tubes on my 85 and shorties on my 86 both 351W http://www.summitracing.com/parts/he...50?prefilter=1
for F150 302 but I have on an F150 with a 351w fit just fine
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Are these trucks 4x4?
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Thanks for the info, you steered me in the right direction....kinda. I looked at the long tubes in your link and it looks like a lot of the long tubes don't fit a dana 60, which I have, but I did find something. Ended up getting the silver ceramic coated Hooker Competition Headers( long tubes).

I haven't fit them up yet. I'm waiting for my front driveshaft to be ready, I had it shortened by 1" to complete the swap. I went to pick it up yesterday and there was a piece of slag rolling around in there

In the mean while I installed the sending unit and then painted the tank and straps. I'll try and get that in today, and get the brakes buttoned up.......just got a call, the driveshaft is done so I'll get some paint on that.
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Bad news... Headers don't fit, here's a couple pics

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I've got about 1 1/4" from the differential to the header. I thought the drive shaft would be the issue but it's the diff.

It's to bad, they look great.

Anybody out there have headers and the dana 60?
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