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Any info would help. I got my ideas and plans but from what I read around alot of you guys know your [email protected]$t. Will a 92 250 motor mounts work? A c-6 will it fit or the tranny hump need beat out or even cut out? Looking for a budget mild build any tips. Help out a new ford man
 

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Use the motor mounts out of any 1980 - 1996 f-250 or f-350 and you will need the towers that bolt to the frame out of the 1980 - 1996 f-250 or f-350. That is all that is needed to put a bbf in a 1980 and up f-150, and the c6 bolts right in the stock transmission cross member. It is a nice fit there are no clearance problems at all.
 

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Its harder than just motor mounts. If it came with anything but a 460, the cross member is wrong. The cross member will clear the pan, however the oil filter will not screw on. Dont attempt to use a stock ford adapter, that turns the filter forward, still will not work. Use the L&L one, it relocates the filter to the frame or where ever u want it to go. As per motor mounts, u need the perches from the frame and the ones that go on the block, 83-97 460 equiped trucks. That will get it sitting in there, then there lots of little issues, but its well worth the swap. I did it last year on a 5.8l equiped 94 f250. Best advice i can give, get the L&L complete kit, with the headers. I had a donor 88 f350 and still had to source out a lot of parts.
 

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The cross member for the trans, you can use the e4od one, just slip it ahead on the frame, the frame is predilled. you will need to change driveshaft lenghs due to the transmission lengh diffrence, but, t case from your f150 will bolt to a 1980 and newer c6. As for exhaust, if you want to run headers your choice is limited, I ran heddman, and you can fit them , but i recommend trimming 1/4 inch off passenger side inside top frame rail.

The only other big snag is the trans shift lever. The lever points down on my c-6 and pointed up on my e40d. So it made 1st gear park and park first, You can cut the stock 92 bracket and bolt it one the c-6, then tack and arm to the c-6 chift shaft.

As for fuel, i removed all fuel injection from the tanks and frame rails, put on 110gph mech holley and then ran a number 8 line in the frame. I used diesel sending units in both tanks, the gauge still works and had no troubles with volume.

As for wiring, i gutted the stock harness, but retained enought to keep all factory gauges work
 

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I have built 3 of the 1980 - 1993 f-150 and put a 460 in all three. I have always used the factory ford f-250 mounts and towers and used a cheap $120 set of headman headers that are for a 1980 up f-150 wit a 460 and they fit fine, not cutting or trimming whatsoever. The factory crossmember does have slots in it to move forward and backward. As far as ignition goes put a duraspark in and find a wire that comes on when you turn the key on and wire it in. Take the sending units out of the tanks and take the fuel injection crap off and make a new line that goes in the tank or replace the tanks they are only about $120 new. Run some new fuel lines and transmission lines. The factory oil filter adapter worked for me every time. A 460 van pan or a 460 truck pan either one will work, I have used both. I have used the factory radiator in each build that came in the truck and I have also put a radiator out of the f-250's in them also after accidentally putting a hole in a radiator. I personnaly think it is an easy swap.

The L and L mounts might sit different is why the factory oil filter adapter does not work with them and the headers don't bolt right in.
 

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I have built 3 of the 1980 - 1993 f-150 and put a 460 in all three. I have always used the factory ford f-250 mounts and towers and used a cheap $120 set of headman headers that are for a 1980 up f-150 wit a 460 and they fit fine, not cutting or trimming whatsoever. The factory cross-member does have slots in it to move forward and backward. As far as ignition goes put a duraspark in and find a wire that comes on when you turn the key on and wire it in. Take the sending units out of the tanks and take the fuel injection crap off and make a new line that goes in the tank or replace the tanks they are only about $120 new. Run some new fuel lines and transmission lines. The factory oil filter adapter worked for me every time. A 460 van pan or a 460 truck pan either one will work, I have used both. I have used the factory radiator in each build that came in the truck and I have also put a radiator out of the f-250's in them also after accidentally putting a hole in a radiator. I personally think it is an easy swap.

The L and L mounts might sit different is why the factory oil filter adapter does not work with them and the headers don't bolt right in.
wow that is not to bad but I had a 1971 F-100 and swapped in a 460 with front sump oil pan and headman headers and a cut drive shaft and regular passenger motor stands worked great I in long elongated the motor stands and slid the motor back about two inches used the same trans mount but really needs the mount for a truck of that era trans mount or you get a whom [email protected]@m noise at speed because the drive shaft is out sequence for that angle or lack of angle. the only problem is finding the hot wire for the point distributor and taking out the in line condenser so the dura spark distributor can be used with no line condenser to cut back the voltage
 

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See that's why this site Is the 385 dictionary. Lots of good info guys I'm gonna look into all but I think I'm goin stock pearches and mounts. Crossmember is something I haven't looked at yet. But believeve me "tinkerbell" my daughter named my truck. Gotta love the kids. Will be a beast when I'm done. Look forward to talking to you all later keep it coming
 

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tiger, do u have pics of the adapter you used? I would like to see what u did to make them fit, not doubting you, but i hate the adapter. I have converted two and both times the oil filter did not work. On the first one that was a 4wd f250 1980 i just used the torch, Had the 400 cross memeber i was like 16 so did know of the adapters and stuff. On my 94 i did last year i did it properly. I have the ford filter mount that has a cooler lines on it, and would not work with the 5.8 cross member. I

I ran a mallory 42 series dist with a hyfire 6a box. Converted it to a onewire delco alternator(yeah i know, but its clean and simple) . As for wiring in the truck, pulled the 24 pin conector off the inner fender below the booster. I gutted it , kept 5 wires off of it. one for heat and ouil gauge in cab, one for live power to igniton box and one for key power and a ground. That way it is still fused in the cab. I mounted the hyfire box in gutted stock 94 air filter box, the ran the vents form the stock box into the cab so it stay cool and dry. As for the tranny harness, there are two wires in the harness that need to be soderd together to make the neutral safety swith work. I had whole truck harness on the ground and sat down with a mulitmeter and a beer. I will gladly give you the colours when its time. The speedo still works as being speed sensor is on the back axle.

One other thing, i had to run a min-starter with my headers. I ran the stock ford mini from a 1996 f350, Got it from napa. turns it over good.
Best advice i could give you is go to L&L and get the complete kit. Has everything you need.
 

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Went back and re read your post tiger and i used all the stock mounting from a donor truck i bought(had my block i used in it). I talked to a buddy on the weekend and he same thing, he did an 85 that had a 5.8 and same adapter issues.

DO NOT USE THE TRANS ADAPT FILTER PARTS. I had it blow off. I had just turned in the drive way and was idling in the yard and it blew off. Cheap cast aluninim. I used it as a pattern and had a local shop make a billet one from mild cold roll. Works good and not worried it will blow off anymore.
 

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I will see if I can find some pictures, if not I am doing another one right now and I will take some. It is a 1985 truck that had a v6 in it and it was a 2wd and I put a 4x4 front end under it.

The adapter I used on the other trucks did not have the lines on them for external oil lines, they were just the 90 degree looking adapter and they were stock ford pieces.
 
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