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Ok guys I'v been cursed with the dreded 2.3 so well i went to the junk yard today :badgrin: .....and have found a 302 that runs just smokes a little i plan on rebuilding it anyway.. but i think my 2.3 should be comeing out hopefuly before next school year.....just thought i'd let every one know i'm so stoked that i'v found it i'll probally pick it up this week end or next moday :D
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um u getting a T-5 trans too? also your 7.5 diff will not hold up over time. another you going carb or fuel injected.

BTW i have a Hi Po 5.0L sitting in my garage already hehehe
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Damn you CARB ::shakes fist towards Sacramento::

Good luck! That is a project I hope to undertake someday too.
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yeah the Tranny thats connected to it right now is toast...and the 7.5 will due until i can get enuff cash to put in a 9 inch or an 8.8......but my lift and every thing is comeing first i'm just gonna tear it down clean it let me uncle look at it get a list of parts and all the goodies i want on it..go go after it....but the engine will not go in until it's how i want it which could take a while.. and it has a carb on it so yeah...this will take place over a long time! and i'm really happy about finally finding one i'v been looking for a while and called this morning.. and wow they have a 92 F150 that just came in on wed.. so i'm stoked and can't wait to go look at it this after noon
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Awesome!! I've been trying to convince my b/f to let me do something like that. I'm the same way, I don't want an engine to go in right away, I want to get one to rebuild first. I think it would be fun to learn to rebuild an engine. I almost did once... we had a chevy sb that I tore down, and we were GOING to rebuild it, because the guy told us it was a 350.... it was a 305. :(

I need a sugar daddy or a high paying job.... there's so many projects I'd want to do but don't have enough $$$. :(

Good luck on your project!! :D
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Doesn't Texas has a law that you can only replace an engine from a vehicle of the same or later year? As in no dropping a late 60's big block in much of anything today?
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not that i know of thats news to me ...the 302 is out of a 95 i don't know
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How much are you paying for it? cause i can possibly get it for cheaper, and running, slightly modded as well
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Doesn't Texas has a law that you can only replace an engine from a vehicle of the same or later year? As in no dropping a late 60's big block in much of anything today?
Thats my problem here in CA, I'd look into it before you buy anything. Most of the bigger states (that I know of) have adopted CARB standards, and thats one of them...
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leo guy said i could get it for around 250 u get a better deal than that?

and if i can't drop it in my truck then i'll put it on our little buggy thing my uncle is makeing
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The year model of a reconstructed vehicle will be the same year in which it was reconstructed and not the year of original manufacture. Therefore, the inspection requirements would be for the model year of the vehicle (same as the year of reconstruction) or the year model of the engine itself, whichever is the later model.
In other words, in has to be as new as his truck?

Wouldnt a rebuild be considered new, you would have to convert it to MAF, and Fuel Injected...
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No, a rebuild wouldn't count, it has to be the same year or newer, and they are gonna eat his *** when they see a carb motor in there. If you really wanna do it, best thing would be to find an 01' Explorer or Mountanier, with a V8, swap will be a hell of alot easier, and you will be able to pass it off easier. Also this isnt just a bolt in drop. You will need new motor mounts, new radator and mounts, wiring, computer, tranny, and don't even try and use your 7.5, you will tear it up fast.
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that why i love living in Mi we have NO vehical checks at all or emission checks got to love it!!!! So when i put my 302 in that chillin in the garage its all fine
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wax job

Thats what I though... CA is exactly the same way, has to be the same year or newer.... put it in your buggy that thing would be bitchen!
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No, a rebuild wouldn't count, it has to be the same year or newer, and they are gonna eat his *** when they see a carb motor in there. If you really wanna do it, best thing would be to find an 01' Explorer or Mountanier, with a V8, swap will be a hell of alot easier, and you will be able to pass it off easier. Also this isnt just a bolt in drop. You will need new motor mounts, new radator and mounts, wiring, computer, tranny, and don't even try and use your 7.5, you will tear it up fast.
I agree. Go for an Explorer 5.0. It still might not be legal, but I don't think any Ford came with a 5.0 after '01.

You could go the crate motor route. The motor would be brand new. However, they are very expensive and you will spend a lot of time and money hunting for parts to make it work.

Have you considered just buying another truck? You don't even have to sell the one you have, just get a project truck.
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Yeah, no 302's after 01', but a create motor would work, so long as the emisions were the same or better than what you have now. Texas has based almost all of its laws off of Cali, and most countys are alot harder now, and all will be by 07' I think it is. There are always ways around things though, but it will be easier to pass it off if you use a 01'
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you wont drop a 5.0 in there... you dont have the guts.... lol jk DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT..... i think the 94 or 95 mustang gt had a 5.0 in it..... like the last year for the mustang or sumthing... but anyways that would be a good route to go b/c of teenagers wrecking them daily lol....
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