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Old 09-03-2011, 08:47 AM
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you'll need all the sensors for your truck gauges to work.

You need the coil wire, elec choke, ignition wires to the distributor, etc...Carb or not there are still wires needed so why not make it plug an play? iirc i picked my harness up at the JY for <$10.

THe distributor from the 1985 Mustang 5.0 with the MANUAL trans was the only one you could get with the roller drive gear AND DSii ignition. $50 for a whole brand new dizzy from advanced auto parts vs $46 for just the correct drive gear. It has to be the MANUAL trans model, the auto's and california emissions vehicles got EFI that year (this was also the first year for the roller motor in the mustang)
 
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ok i am not sure why my dizzy wont work please clue me in. as i said before this is a 1983 f-100 with a 300 inline and a 4 speed manual trans and im taking the motor out of my running 1983 mustang gt 5 speed with the 5.o ho both the ignition on the truck and on the car have the same plugs. as far as the gauges go they dont work now so im not worried about the im going to put in a set of aftermarket gauges in a custom dash when i get the money. sry if i seem a little stupid about this but this is my first motor conversion ive done swaps before but always with the same type of motors and mostly gm 305 to 350 swaps. so im slow to understand why these dont work.

here is a picture of the motor in the mustang that im going to be putting in the truck not the best picture but may help get a better idea of what im working with
 
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It will work. You may have to come up with some sort of throttle cable rig for the carb, and make some wires longer or shorter, but you can make it work. I think he was suggesting like I was, if you get the proper v8 components(harness), no work and wiring involved, it will just plug in, since some components on the six cylinder are in different locations than the v8.

Your mustang dist will work also, if you can get the wires to reach or make them longer if you need to
 
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well rewiring or fabin up parts is no big deal the way it sounded was that it just wouldnt work at all
 
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They will work with lengthening / shortening ... was just trying to help keep it as plug & play for simplicity sake.
 
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i appreciate that and believe me if i had the money i would get all the stuff for a v8 truck. but right now im just worried about getting it running as fast and as cheap as possible
 
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OK so after a long time without being on here (forgot i was even a member) scrap the mustang after a catastrophic failure dusted off the truck after it sitting for about 4 years now got it back up and running with the inline 6 then came across and 82 f150 with a 2bbl 302. so i can not rob the wiring harness from this truck but was given permission to take the engine,motor mounts and radiator. so project is back again with a little better budget. so even though i have to make my wiring harness work i have every thing i need but the flywheel as the truck its coming out of is an auto
 
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also i re read through this and i realize i came across as a bit of a jerk to people so i apologize to every one a few years of growing up and i am little wiser and alot more willing to hear people out when they give advise.
 
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Do you hate the six that much? Or does it have a problem?

What are they going to do with that donor truck? You might could use the throttle cable, y-pipe, and a couple other things like the radiator.
 
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Not a fan of the low rpm in the 6 for a truck I'm going to be using at the drag strip plans are to put a 347 in it in a few years. Yeah donor truck is my father in laws spare truck he said I can have the parts I need in trade for my inline as his other truck he blew the inline up in do I got the rad engine mounts and I'm going to set it up with a muanul choke I'll have to look into the throttle cable didn't know they where different thanks for that bit of info
 
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If you are going to drag it, I would put a 460 in it. Warmed over a little bit of course.
 
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thought about it just dont wanna do a big block
 
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