78' F150 to a 7.3 swap? - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2009, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
PSN Local
 
blue99sd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Liberty,In
Posts: 257
78' F150 to a 7.3 swap?

Ive seen alot of you guys swapped 7.3 and 6.0's into some nice rides. Just wondering how hard it was and what all you had to do to get a 7.3 into a 78'?


Here is a pic of my truck, it has 9" suspension lift and a body lift, and dana
60's front and rear. if I had a doaner truck engine,trans and transfer case, all the wiring what do you think?

99 PSD dually
4" lift 35' tire
4" exhaust to 6" Aussie's
K&n air filter
cc mod
Beans stage II 120hp injectors
Beans D66 turbo
ITP regulated return
updated ecm (2000 model)
reburned TS chip- 25,high idle,60,100,120,140hp
Dyno #'s 360hp and 965 ft lbs trq
blue99sd is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2009, 02:28 PM
JDG's #1 Fan
 
99F250Smitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: West Milton, OH
Posts: 3,470
Send a message via AIM to 99F250Smitty
Re: 78' F150 to a 7.3 swap?

Awsome truck, Don't know much about the swap, but if you have the money and knowledge, go for it, that would be sweet to see some coal rolling out of those stacks.

Brian
_____________________________________________
99.5 F250 Extended Cab Short box. 4x4.

Mike's Diesel Performance



http://www.phptune.com/
99F250Smitty is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2009, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
PSN Local
 
blue99sd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Liberty,In
Posts: 257
Re: 78' F150 to a 7.3 swap?

Yea, thats my play toy. Been in a lot of deep mud. Would love to see some smoke blowin out of it.

99 PSD dually
4" lift 35' tire
4" exhaust to 6" Aussie's
K&n air filter
cc mod
Beans stage II 120hp injectors
Beans D66 turbo
ITP regulated return
updated ecm (2000 model)
reburned TS chip- 25,high idle,60,100,120,140hp
Dyno #'s 360hp and 965 ft lbs trq
blue99sd is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2009, 10:21 PM
PSN Veteran
 
superdutyfarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tamaqua, PA
Posts: 520
Re: 78' F150 to a 7.3 swap?

post lots of details and pics, i would love to do this to my first truck which is the same thing, but a 77

2008 F-250, 6-speed. South Bend, SCT(KEM345), Flo-pro, you get the idea
Rodney
superdutyfarmer is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
PSN Local
 
blue99sd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Liberty,In
Posts: 257
Re: 78' F150 to a 7.3 swap?

Not doing it yet tryin to get info first. Ive found a few wrecks, just geting the money is the hard part.

99 PSD dually
4" lift 35' tire
4" exhaust to 6" Aussie's
K&n air filter
cc mod
Beans stage II 120hp injectors
Beans D66 turbo
ITP regulated return
updated ecm (2000 model)
reburned TS chip- 25,high idle,60,100,120,140hp
Dyno #'s 360hp and 965 ft lbs trq
blue99sd is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 02:00 AM
PSN Veteran
 
superdutyfarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tamaqua, PA
Posts: 520
Re: 78' F150 to a 7.3 swap?

i hear ya, i'm still in college and would like to build mine up when i get out of here and into the real world

2008 F-250, 6-speed. South Bend, SCT(KEM345), Flo-pro, you get the idea
Rodney
superdutyfarmer is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2009, 07:55 PM
HRT Performance
 
HotRodTractor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mingo, OH
Posts: 4,565
Re: 78' F150 to a 7.3 swap?

I'm thinking that is a very doable swap

2006 Dmax MPI compounds
2015 VW Jetta TDI
2006 VW Jetta TDI

Videos Pictures
HotRodTractor is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2009, 09:59 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Twilightzone
Posts: 7,764
Re: 78' F150 to a 7.3 swap?

I'm thinkin you better get the 10.25/10.5 rear with the donor truck or you'll get REAL good at replacing parts in a Dana 60 rear. Same RG diameter and all..... just not the same.

As far as the swap, I would get the tranny and t-case with it. The aluminum F-series T-case is stronger/lighter than any of that old iron gear drive stuff.

If you get the vehicle chassis harness and the accelerator pedal it should be a snap to get it going. I've run my engine from a stand-alone harness before. Had it running within the day. About half a day actually.
Charles is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2009, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
PSN Local
 
blue99sd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Liberty,In
Posts: 257
Re: 78' F150 to a 7.3 swap?

Cool thanks for the info. Ive got alot of experiance tearing the 60 apart. Ive broken I dont know how many axle shafts front and rear. Ive also relaced axles with "suposeably stronger " axles they didnt last very long either. I have seen a few guys on here do some 60s but I like the 7.3s myself.

99 PSD dually
4" lift 35' tire
4" exhaust to 6" Aussie's
K&n air filter
cc mod
Beans stage II 120hp injectors
Beans D66 turbo
ITP regulated return
updated ecm (2000 model)
reburned TS chip- 25,high idle,60,100,120,140hp
Dyno #'s 360hp and 965 ft lbs trq
blue99sd is offline  
Reply
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome