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Old 11-09-2005, 01:45 PM
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Question Lightning intake swap?

Just wandering if anyone knows off hand if it's possible to put a 351 lighting intake onto a 93 351..................Ideas?
 
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Sure it will bolt on with no problem, just get the throttle cable also.
 
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it will bolt on just fine . and you wont need the throttle cable either. just make sure it has the proper bracket for the throttle to connect up to and your set.
 
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Old 11-09-2005, 07:18 PM
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any idea what kind of performance gain i would get?
 
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Old 11-09-2005, 09:01 PM
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does this mean you have a lightning engine sitting around??? cuz id love to get my hands on one. even just the long block, with the gt40 heads.
 
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Old 11-09-2005, 10:49 PM
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no, sorry i'm just theorizing. I saw one somewhere a while back and it got me wondering if maybe it was a good HP upgrade.
 
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its actually a great upgrade. just know that you have to get the proper throttle body as well because the stock on on your current intake wont work.

any other intake is better then whats stock on our 5.8's. the edelbrock efi truck intake is the better option and costs about the same
 
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Old 11-10-2005, 11:38 AM
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I actually did the conversion but used a 94' lightning crate engine. Added the mass air flow conversion to my 87' and man does this thing move.
 
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whats required for converting to MAF? Will my computer handle it, or do i need a new one and harness?
 
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There is a kit which I purchased through Ford Motorsports. Comes with computer, harness, and sensors. Everything is included including instructions for installation. It was probably the top five best things I have done for improved horsepower and fuel mileage. Summit Racing also carries them. They are also a tad less expensive through summit. I paid $750.00 for the kit I got. Worth every penny.
 
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Awesome...I have been thinking about that conversion for years now. But can never find a deal on parts, I would like to change heads (GT40) and the intake though...So what is the best intake to get? Lightning, Edelbrock, or ???? Cost?
 
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Old 11-11-2005, 02:29 PM
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You can purchase the Intake through Summit racing. It is supposed to be rated at 500+ horsepower. It is around $500-$600 I think. I think it is probably the best for the money. If you get heads get the GT40 and not the GT40P
 
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Old 11-11-2005, 02:46 PM
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I take it the Edelbrock intake is better than the Ford Lightning intake? Looks like the Edelbrock Intake is cheaper on Buyperformance.com...plus I have a coupon code for 10% off the order total. Oh the wife is not gonna be happy!
 
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is there any difference in the lightning block compared to the regular 351 block?
 
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I have the actual Lightning intake with the tubular runners. Coupled with the mass air conversion it rocks. I will try to post a picture later in the day. It works supurb. The block is a sportsman block and not a regular 351 block. What is the difference I am not too sure. It was purchased as a crate unit through Ford Motorsport by the previous owner.
 

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