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Old 07-05-2008, 12:40 AM
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Hi,

This is my first post here...I'm glad I found this site.

I am going to pick up a Ford fuel-injected 300 inline six tomorrow morning that I found on Craigslist for $50.00. While I do have a Ford truck(2000 Ranger Trailhead), the plan is to put this motor in my 1978 Jeep CJ-5. From everything I've heard and read about this motor, it seems like the perfect candidate for my Jeep project--indestructible and lots of low-end torque. I've already found an NP435 transmission for $150 and had it rebuilt. I can buy the bellhousing for $20.

This purchase is for the motor only...no computer or wiring harness. My question is, what all will I need to get from the salvage yard to make the engine/fuel injection work? Thanks...
 
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:51 AM
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Computer, wiring harness and a good repair manual to start with.
 
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Old 07-05-2008, 01:03 PM
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I picked up my engine this morning. It has the following casting numbers on the passenger side of the block: F2TE6015BA. It also has a plastic label on the same side of the block with the number 04687...I'm guessing the numbered label may indicate the build date, April 6, 1987. This engine is fuel-injected. It also has factory three-into-one exhaust manifolds. I've been searching the web trying to find out what the casting numbers mean but, so far, no luck. I'll keep searching--meantime, can anyone here help me out? Thanks.

Also, on both sides of the block is the #37, high up on the pass side toward the rear is the #6512 and cast into the exhaust manifolds are the #'s RF-F5TE-8431-OA if this helps...
 
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:19 PM
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More casting numbers...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so:

Kodakgallery.com Browse Photos

...you can scroll through and look at the numbers...any help will be appreciated. I need to be able to find the right parts for this motor. Also, I found the following numbers on the bottom of the intake: RF-F5TE-9425-BA

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Old 07-06-2008, 08:12 PM
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if your block casting says f2.... is a 1992 block.......the intake is f5te so its a 1995 intake casting......which leads me to believe your engine is either a 95 or 96 4.9l. when you get your computer and wiring harness, make sure your computer comes from a stick shift truck and not an automatic. from 92 on ford used the e4od which is a computer controlled tranny, and if you hook a different tranny up with one of those computers, they will not work right because they will be looking for the e4od which wont be there.....
 
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:12 PM
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Thanks Bob!

I really appreciate the info, because I'm trying to decide whethter or not to have this engine rebuilt and put it in my Jeep, as opposed to having my AMC 4.2 inline six rebuilt. Though the Jeep motor is torquey, the Ford makes a lot more torque in the same rpm range. Another huge bonus for the Ford motor is that it's fuel-injected. There are a few issues I'd like to bring up concerning your response Bob...first, this engine had a flex plate with it(it wasn't actually installed, but the guy said it was from the motor--but, he also said the motor was from a UPS truck--does UPS have automatics?) You say my casting numbers indicate that my motor was coupled to a manual transmission. Second, I've just bought and rebuilt a Ford NP435 4-speed truck transmission from a 1973 F-100. Are you saying that I wouldn't be able to use this 4.9 with that transmission? Thanks again, I'm really not up to speed on the computer stuff...
 
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:25 PM
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well i dont know about the ups trucks, but it doesnt matter what your engine was (auto or manual). it just matters what computer you choose to run your engine. a computer from a 5spd 4.9 just controls your engine functions which is what you want. a computer from an e4od auto will control your engine functions as well as the tranny. since you have an older non-computer controlled tranny, a coumputer from an e4od truck wont work, because it will be looking for the e4od and it wont see it with your transmission. im more knowledged with the 5.0 and 5.8's but that era (92-96) all had the computer controlled e4od if it was an automatic.

so if you want to stick with the efi 4.9....id get the computer and wiring harness from a efi 4.9 with a 5spd. (92-96) and go from there.....

also i just said that your block was a 92 casting, your intake was a 95 casting .....so the engine has to be at least a 95. i dont know if it was manual or auto....

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This helps more than you know. After I posted my reply, I kinda figured out what you meant (and thought to myself,"that guy must think I'm a real idiot"). So thanks for your patience and your info.
 
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Well, that throttle body tag says it's a 96, so the plugs should all be correct for a mass air computer. Much more buildable and more friendly to modifications than the earlier speed-density system.
 
 
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