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5.0 Fuel injected to 5.0 carb'd....

Is it as easy as I think it is to make a fuel injected 5.0 a carb'd 5.0?

The reason I am asking is, I have access to a FREE 5.0 fuel injected engine w/ 35,000 miles on it out of a Grand Marquis...if I get the Bronco II I want, I would like to drop this engine in it as a carb'd engine.....
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Why go back to a carb? It's inferior in performance in every way and requires seasonal adjustment.
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ease of installation i don't really want to get into wiring and such...
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Sounds like a good long block donor for a carbureted setup. I would probably try to do it as EFI though. There's plenty of good aftermarket parts and info support for 5.0 swaps into 97-back RBVs, whether carbureted or EFI.

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this wouldn't be going in my '97 since I no longer own it....so since it will more than likely be replacing the 2.9, anything is more powerful
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if you plan on taking it offroad at all, EFI will be your hero
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not much hardcore offroading, but a little trailriding.......even with the Truck Avenger carb?
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road demon 650 and a rpm performer

Setup I have on my mustang

you will have to change your timing cover too take the mechanical fuel pump thats easy. a distributor that has a mag pickup, easy.

It should all be pretty easy.
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yeah as long as you aren't climing anything steep or you get it on its side you'll be ok
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yea i don't "plan" on putting it on its side....

this swap will be a couple years out hopefully....with a wedding and new house......i was just curious if it was feasable....
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I replaced my 2.9L with an EFI 5.0L really easy. I used an 88 truck 5.0L computer. They are speed density as is the 2.9L computer. All the wiring I had to do was add 2 injector connectors. 1 to each "side" of the existing 2.9L harness. Then I think I had to lengthen a wire or two and change the connector on the TPS. The pinouts form my 86 truck and the 88 F150 were exactly the same. It was a piece of cake.
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sweet......good info right there.....
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road demon 650 and a rpm performer

Setup I have on my mustang

you will have to change your timing cover too take the mechanical fuel pump thats easy. a distributor that has a mag pickup, easy.

It should all be pretty easy.
Actually, he COULD get an electric/inline fuel pump and hook it to the ignition.
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my vote would be to deal with the wiring. as opposed to going back to a carb.

I look at it like going back to the stone age from modern times. Metaphorically and over exaggerated, obviously.

You get all the performance benefits of fuel injection... and you'll learn a thing or two about wiring when you're done.

not to mention, the victory 'i-just-did-an-engine-swap' beer will be 10x better as well.
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I thought you were getting rid of the truck so you wouldn't be spending money on autos anymore. Shoulda kept the truck!
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You know, carbs aren't as bad as some think. I don't mind FI at all. I use it too. In my 85 that was a carbed 2.0. But I also have a 289 and 347 carbed in two 94 Stangs. If you know what you are doing there is nothing inferior about carbs.
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Actually, he COULD get an electric/inline fuel pump and hook it to the ignition.
Yeah he could but they just dont seem to work as well as mechanical pumps, at least from what i have seen and experienced with carbs
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Kool, some info.....

Thanks for the info.
I was planning on using a carb but do to the turbos carb will not work on mine. Carbs are not Inferior performance, in fact Carb technology has advanced some over the years. It is feasable to switch from F.I., but why would you? Economic wise a carb sucks. But in respects they can be and usually are really simple. It's a 2 edge sword. I guess it depends on what you like. Thanks for the info. guys. It's appreciated.
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