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Old 03-10-2005, 12:14 AM
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Propane conversion for 460

I have an 89 F350 crewcab that I want to convert.

Does anyone know the cost and best way to go about converting a 460 from gas to propane?


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Old 03-10-2005, 12:58 AM
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Yellow pages.

You will probably need to get it certified and any shop will likely not certify it without taking the tanks out and and re-valving them and pressure testing.

That all depends on whether or not you can find a place that will fill it without checking for a cert sticker, if you can get around that then you can do it yourself if that is your intention. In that case, to answer your questions; cost depends on how expensive the parts you buy are and really, the only decision on the actual conversion would be placement of the tank/s (in bed or under) and whether you want to keep it on gas or not, the rest is pretty cut-and-dry; Install tank/s, hoses, lockoff, evaporator, mixer, hose from evaporator to mixer, hoses from mixer to throttle body, hook up sending unit. * Install alternate fuel switch if you are going dual fuel... You'll also need to find a way to kill the injectors if you are going to run dual.

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Check the yellow pages for a Propane outfit. If they convert, they'll advertise.

$1500 will do ya. Tanks and carbs and all the hook ups. And also about 70% of the power you know have, finding fuel on the road will now be special project, and you'll come to love Marvel Mystery Oil.


Polish it up and trade it for a newer oil burner.
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Thanks VERY much for the info, looking into what you suggested

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I have a '97 F250HD 7.5L I did some extensive checking last year and found it to be about $2500.00 depending on the tank size. There used to be some tax incentives for the conversion but they might have expired in 2004. I have renewed interest in doing the conversion again since gasoline is climbing this season. Also I was lead to believe that in our fuel injected motors, the LPG would be supplied to the motor via the existing injectors and not via the air intake as in carb engines. Please post what you find.
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You might be able to find someone that makes a system with injectors as they do exist for a few models. Not sure about the 7.5. Mine is propane (carbureted) and fuel injected.
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Why the marvel mystery oil? I am just curious

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