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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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94-95 F150 460 swap?

How hard would it be to swap a 460 into a F150 that had a 302?

What about 460 headers for this year truck?

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Its not hard. A few companies make the headers, Summit sells them. Its a pretty straight forward swap but you may run into valve cover clearance issues near the heater box on the passenger side. I dont remember. I helped a friend do one a few years ago. It was a pretty wild little street truck. From a dead stop if you romped it it would just ignite the tires. Stall it to about 1800-200 and stomp it and it would GO! Ran real good for a street truck, 80 mph in first gear with the C6.

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I found a Lightning clone with a carburated 302 and a rod hanging out the side for a decent price. Already has a back braced 9" rear axle supposedly.

I am really Jones'n to get something running and trying to figure how much work and money it would take to get my 472 into the truck. If it is something I can do real quick and purchase parts from the local parts store I'm interested.

I wonder what bolt pattern those lightning wheels have?

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Here is a kit to do it...

http://www.landlproducts.com/details...02&ItemID=1127

Wheels should be 5 on 5 1/2...

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Jones if you could find a junkyard 3/4ton truck with a 460 you have all the parts to do the swap as they came factory with 460s.

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Jones if you could find a junkyard 3/4ton truck with a 460 you have all the parts to do the swap as they came factory with 460s.
I didn't know if the cross member was different between the F150 & F250. Plus, I know that on the older truck (73-79) the transmission mount is in a different location for the 460 factory equip trucks.

Is it just as easy as swaping them engine mount pads or will the entire cross member have to come out?

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The swap is easy. At least is was on my 93 Lightning.

All you have to do is get a set of conversion motor mounts and a set of headers.

There's a lot of room in the engine bay on the 96 & older F-series

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The swap is easy. At least is was on my 93 Lightning.

All you have to do is get a set of conversion motor mounts and a set of headers.

There's a lot of room in the engine bay on the 96 & older F-series
Hey,, your that famous guy off tv! :lol: :lol: I couldn't remember what your screen name was.

Does the C6 bolt right in, no weird angles?

Do you know what the lightning wheels bolt pattern is?

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The swap is easy. At least is was on my 93 Lightning.

All you have to do is get a set of conversion motor mounts and a set of headers.

There's a lot of room in the engine bay on the 96 & older F-series
Hey,, your that famous guy off tv! :lol: :lol: I couldn't remember what your screen name was.

Does the C6 bolt right in, no weird angles?

Do you know what the lightning wheels bolt pattern is?

The C-6 is basicly an E4OD, just no overdrive. Many of the F-series came with a C-6, so finding one in a bone yard shouldn't be too hard.

My C-6 came out of a Lincoln and it has a funky mount, so I had to fab up a crossmember from 1-3/4" DOM tubing.

The stock bolt pattern on the 93-95 Lightnings is 5x5.5
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The swap is easy. At least is was on my 93 Lightning.

All you have to do is get a set of conversion motor mounts and a set of headers.

There's a lot of room in the engine bay on the 96 & older F-series
Hey,, your that famous guy off tv! :lol: :lol: I couldn't remember what your screen name was.

Does the C6 bolt right in, no weird angles?

Do you know what the lightning wheels bolt pattern is?



The C-6 is basicly an E4OD, just no overdrive. Many of the F-series came with a C-6, so finding one in a bone yard shouldn't be too hard.

My C-6 came out of a Lincoln and it has a funky mount, so I had to fab up a crossmember from 1-3/4" DOM tubing.

The stock bolt pattern on the 93-95 Lightnings is 5x5.5
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Jones this is a real easy swap, you need the 460 motor mounts and frame perches from a 3/4 ton with 460, large radiator, and a decent set of headers. Get with ThndrChkn Doug on what he did for headers. You will need to take a blue flame wrench to the crossmember under the motor for oil filter clearance. I had to move my tranny crossmember, but the mount worked fine. All you have to do is drill a couple of new holes in the bottom of the frame. I ditched the upper braces on the tranny mount as I didn't want to deal with fitting them, and haven't lost any sleep over strength lost there. It was one of the easiest conversions I have ever done.

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Well, here is the new project! I hope it's a simple swap because I would love to bring it to the Bash.


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Hay I have a 91 F150 with a locked up 302. will this same swap work on it to. I have a 460 that needs a home.

Thanks Keith
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yep shouldnt be a problem. the bodies and frames are the same from 1980-1996... even to the point that you can swap front clips and have a 1980 look like a 1996

just another dual quad 545 :-)
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8) thanks.
dont know why but my front end just got heaver
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