Re: 98 e350
I finally got the van back! Only bummer is the fact that it is still not driving. Local shop installed the engine complete with a long list of new parts. If you attempt to put a 7.3 truck motor in the van the only thing you can use is the longblock! Nothing else is compatible. Also the two motors should be 99.5 or newer due to injector differences. For some reason 98 is an odd year. The real bummer was buying new diesel injectors at the end $200 a piece times 8! Ouch! Got to drive it 50 miles before giving it to the transmission shop. It drives awesome! Way faster than my 01 f250. They had it for a week and then it was towed to my house. Current state. refreshed 7.3 power stroke,new 4r100 transmission, np271 transfer case installed. While the van was getting fixed I spent the last month rebuilding the sterling 10.5 and the dana 50 for the front. New brakes, wheel bearings, sandblasted housings, new ball joints, and new diff covers. Hopefully this week I will be able to put the axles under it so I can order driveshafts and get this guy on the road. Maybe after a few PBR's we can establish its real name, for now its money pit but I cant buy one for what I have in it. Il'll post some pictures later this week when we are putting the axles and suspension on. Cant wait!