Just wondering if anyone has seen a good v8 conversion book for the venerable ford courier. im restoring my 76 and when the engine finnally dies, a fresh v8 should take its place.
also could use a good source for the 1.8 parts. i need a valve cover gasket and brake parts like wheel cylinder kits for the front and back, left and right sides.
i could also use a replacement set of tire tools, a jack, the tire crank and a stock lug wrench. they were stolen while the truck sat idle (for 3 years) at the school district lot before it was sold at auction last month. took only a new battery to get it started. Even the AC system was still functional.
I also need an F for my hood.
No luck at the area boneyards. only 2 couriers located thusfar and ive gotten all the parts i can get.
Ive noted that the mazda window regulators will fit the courier door and they use readily available crank handles (round shaft, clip style) rather than the oem, square shaft/pinned cranks.
Ive also noted that my courier is plagued with bad electrical grounds which have knocked out the marker lamps and other systems periodically.
Its a cute little truck and with 27 mpg, that 1.60 a gallon gas doenst hurt quite so much. But i'd trade it for a v8 in a heartbeat.
All of our trucks have ground problems, they are just old. Some of the guys here recommend the Ranger small chassis truck forum for more info. More Ranger owners have owned Couriers. You might also want to check out our new Engine Swap forum. Otherwise the search function may turn up a few threads here with info.
I have the same type of Courier, 1.8L 4 speed trans. I'm looking for a grill and front bumper. I live in Central Florida. A V8 in it would be good fun. I've not run it for over a year and it needs me to get it going again. It's a good strong truck and I'd like to keep it looking and running good.