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460 4x4 engine swap to I6

 
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:19 PM
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460 4x4 engine swap to I6

i have a 93 f150 with just over 345k. She's still a solid truck and I want to keep her but I've just moved to the country in mid-Missouri and I need 4x4. I'm tired of getting stuck. There is a 95 f350 4x4 crew cab with a blown 460 for sale nearby for 700$. My question is, will the 300 have enough guts to move the larger truck to highway speeds in a reasonable manner. Will the 350's towing capacity be greatly diminished. Will the 300 bolt straight onto the auto in place? I know ford offered this engine in that body, but I can't imagine that there were too many takers. Would it be difficult to find the right computer for that combo?
Im hoping to be able to tow a 30+ ft fifth wheel trailer with a 40 horse Kubota and random implements on it.
thanks for any feedback
 
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Old 09-18-2018, 07:02 PM
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The bell housing from the small block pattern engine and the big block pattern Trans will not work.
 
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:02 PM
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95 f350 4x4 crew cab...I know ford offered this engine in that body, but I can't imagine that there were too many takers. Would it be difficult to find the right computer for that combo?
Are you sure? I haven't come across any information that a straight 6 was offered in a 1995 F350 4X4 Crew Cab. I believe the 5.8L was the smallest available and it's (IMO) just enough for light towing duties. If I was going to tow horses and 30 foot fifth wheels, Diesel or 460 minimum.
 
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i have a 93 f150 with just over 345k. She's still a solid truck and I want to keep her but I've just moved to the country in mid-Missouri and I need 4x4. I'm tired of getting stuck. There is a 95 f350 4x4 crew cab with a blown 460 for sale nearby for 700$. My question is, will the 300 have enough guts to move the larger truck to highway speeds in a reasonable manner. Will the 350's towing capacity be greatly diminished. Will the 300 bolt straight onto the auto in place? I know ford offered this engine in that body, but I can't imagine that there were too many takers. Would it be difficult to find the right computer for that combo?
Im hoping to be able to tow a 30+ ft fifth wheel trailer with a 40 horse Kubota and random implements on it.
thanks for any feedback
Even empty, that 300 six is going to struggle making highway speeds.
 
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:12 PM
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Were you around back in the '70s when a truck towing a trailer was the slowest thing on the road, that is where you are headed putting a 150hp motor in a 7000lb truck.
 
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Old 09-19-2018, 03:38 AM
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i have a 93 f150 with just over 345k. She's still a solid truck and I want to keep her but I've just moved to the country in mid-Missouri and I need 4x4. I'm tired of getting stuck. There is a 95 f350 4x4 crew cab with a blown 460 for sale nearby for 700$. My question is, will the 300 have enough guts to move the larger truck to highway speeds in a reasonable manner. Will the 350's towing capacity be greatly diminished. Will the 300 bolt straight onto the auto in place? I know ford offered this engine in that body, but I can't imagine that there were too many takers. Would it be difficult to find the right computer for that combo?
Im hoping to be able to tow a 30+ ft fifth wheel trailer with a 40 horse Kubota and random implements on it.
thanks for any feedback
I swapped my 300 for a 351 and I can tell you that the 300 was adequate.....but to swap it into a crew cab 4X4 and expect it to pull an empty fifth wheel trailer would be torture enough. If it were me, I would go with a diesel swap....
 
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:35 AM
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To be blunt, and waste no time; this is a terrible idea.

Rebuild the 460 if it needs a rebuild.
 
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or you could do axle swap on the f150. D60/10.25 8 lug f150 would do pretty good.

You'd still need a trans to bolt to the 300 though...
 
 


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