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Old 10-17-2021, 09:07 PM   #1
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Swap my 5.4L with a 5.8L

Today I was talking to a guy who has a 1996 Econoline with a 351 Windsor (5.8L). I wasn't aware they put the 351 in the Econoline. I haven't any issues with my 5.4L, but the 351 would be awesome. Any thoughts on what a switch would involve? I understand you would have to lift the body to switch the engine. What about transmission matchup?

Just curious - Thanks!
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Old 10-17-2021, 11:03 PM   #2
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The old pushrod V-8's do not share a common bell housing pattern with the later model modular engines such as the 5.4.

That said you would be changing nearly everything to make it work. Including exhaust, transmission, starter, etc... Once that was finsihed you would have to start on making the electrical work, since the 5.4 is an overhead cam engine it utilizes a cam position sensor, crank sensor, etc.... If one of these items is missing the ECU wont know what to do.
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Old 10-18-2021, 06:12 AM   #3
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The old pushrod V-8's do not share a common bell housing pattern with the later model modular engines such as the 5.4.

That said you would be changing nearly everything to make it work. Including exhaust, transmission, starter, etc... Once that was finsihed you would have to start on making the electrical work, since the 5.4 is an overhead cam engine it utilizes a cam position sensor, crank sensor, etc.... If one of these items is missing the ECU wont know what to do.
OK, thanks. I'm over it....
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