The first 2 years of the EFI 460 and part of the third had an air to oil cooler. Prior to 1988 the cooler was apparently optional. It may have been that with the addition of the catalytic converter the engines ran a lot hotter under load.
Bill, did all of those 460's have that cooler? I thought it was only the E series that had them?
I pulled one off an F-350 Cab and Chassis dump truck, probably 88 or 89 because it had the frame mounted high pressure pump and the fuel lines went over the front of the left valve cover. In my "major rework on 1986 F-350" thread are some pictures of it.
Bill Vose (Old School Hot Rodder) 1986 F350 crew cab DRW 460ci EEC-V MAF/SEFI, E4OD, PMGR starter, 160 amp 3G alternator, 12X3 1/2 rear brakes, Traction lock 3.55
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I did this about 2 months ago. I ordered a new radiator, all new gates hoses, new belts and a 180* Tstat. I ordered a oil filter relocation adapter for the engine block and a remote filter mount. I planned to use custom hydraulic hoses to connect the two.
Problem #1 turned out to be that the straight out block adapter did not leave enough room to install JIC 45* adapters for the hoses.
So I ordered a 90* adapter and it allowed plenty of room.
I put in all the new parts. I found that the heater hoses were original Ford as well as the lower hoses that connected to the oil cooler! I went to the Parker hose store after some measuring and had my oil hoses made. I used really nice sheathed 2 wire hydraulic hose with JIC ends. I really recommend the Parker store over ordering hoses with the relocation adapters in a kit. You get the perfect length for your truck and much better quality. These hoses are rated at 3000 psi, 300*, are 34" long and should last the life of the truck. I mounted the filter on the right side of the chassis, it is up out of harms way but easy to get to for oil changes. I made a little bracket to keep the hoses safe and another little bracket to keep the block adapter from ever loosening on the block. It connects to a stud on the exhaust manifold and to the adapter as a safety precaution for my peace of mind.
No leaks, no issues and looks factory.
I am glad to see that the Ford 90* adapter works.
First one was not used, it did not allow enough clearance for the hose setup I wanted to use.
Second one allows plenty of room.
The adapter simply threads onto the block where an oil filter would go if there was room. The block insert has to be changed to a threaded one. The one in the truck with the oil cooler is not threaded. I used this one from ScramSpeed, he is on Ebay
Well, seeing as there has been a lot of interest in the Ford Racing adapter since the start of this thread (including myself), but no one has posted any evidence of it working; I thought I'd go ahead and be the guinea pig... Well, I let Betty be the guinea pig I guess.
I'm looking at doing this too with the Ford Racing adapter, do you think there would be room to put a 1" thick sandwich adapter between the block and 90* filter adapter to run an air/oil cooler? I tow with my truck and like the idea of having the oil being cooled, I'd likely run -10AN hose from the sandwich to the cooler if it would work out.
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