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#1 Robocon39

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 10:41 AM

I'm new to this forum but, I'm interested in converting a 7.3L turbo diesel into a 79 F-150. Has anyone done this before? Does anyone offer motor mounts for this application? I have not done the measurements, but if you can put a 460 in a F-150 I don't see why a 7.3L won't fit. Please let me know if anyone has any information about this topic. I'm in the pre planning stages right now, I'd like to see this work. Thanks.

#2 jake_262

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 05:21 PM

I knew of a guy that put a cummins 6 cylinder in his 76 ford 1 ton dually, and he said that he was going to put the international in but there were size issues. I don't know how correct this info is, but I thought I'd pass it on to you anyway.

#3 Robocon39

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 12:29 PM

Thanks for the information, I did a little measuring and the 7.3 is a little big to fit under the hood.


I knew of a guy that put a cummins 6 cylinder in his 76 ford 1 ton dually, and he said that he was going to put the international in but there were size issues. I don't know how correct this info is, but I thought I'd pass it on to you anyway.

 



#4 nappydawg

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:44 AM

>:) nothing is to big with a cutting torch a welder and a sledge hammer >:) i say if ya want it in there make it fit :D

#5 Possumfarmer

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 03:49 PM

There is a reason that Ford only offered the 7.3 in 3/4 ton and 1-ton trucks and that is the weight of the engine. You may get it in the engine bay but your front suspension, brakes, rear end and tires may not be adequate. Start with a 3/4 ton with dual piston front discs. Also the '78-'79 3/4 ton 4x4 had the steering box forward and above the frame, giving the most room in the engine bay of all the '73-'79 trucks.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 09:10 PM

the 7.3 will fit under the with no problem just check vids on you tube..............
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