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Old 06-14-2012, 03:08 AM   #1
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Greetings,

I figured i would share some pictures of my ride and some experiences. The vehicle: 1979 Ford F 150 4x4.

Powertrain 2003 OM 612 ( Mopar Reman, but the ODO = 412,000 miles)


The powertrain was taken from a junkyard nearby about 3 years ago. After hearing some good things about the power and fuel economy my dad and I embarked on an adventure of making everyting work.

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Interior #1.jpg
Interior #2.jpg
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Fuel Injector test..jpg
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Here are a few more pictures:

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Engine Bay 1.jpg
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:12 AM   #3
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The hurdle that every potential swap has to overcome.... the wheel speed sensors.


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Current issues are sporadic air in the fuel system and a miss in one of the cylinders. Although the vehicle was running well, right now i believe i'm having injector issues. My "cough" carsoft says that injector 3 is shorted out and that my engine is misfiring, which it is. Because of this I checked continuity from the ECU to the injector, checked for the black death, and even did a leak off test as seen in the attached picture in a post above. My checks may not even be related to my actual problem, but at least it felt good doing them.

I think i'm going to try a fun game called musical injectors and see if i can get my problem fixed. I've already talked to some known guru's on this forum about solutions, but if anybody has ideas please throw them my way.



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Old 06-14-2012, 05:01 AM   #5
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Default Re: Conversion cliff notes and questions.

That's quite an undertaking! Keep us posted!
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:09 PM   #6
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You're NUTS!

But in a good way.....
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:22 PM   #7
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Default Re: Conversion cliff notes and questions.

That's already a good looking Ford truck, but the additional work done it is commendable.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:09 AM   #8
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Yeah it has been a ridiculous undertaking. There have only been two other people that I know of in the US that have done this. There has been quite a few times that I wished I would have done a 4BT, but if my issues get sorted out and it turns out to be a reliable vehicle then it'll be worth it. If I can get 25 mpg n the highways I'll consider it a success...
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Divorced T-case?
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #10
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Yeah, I forget which model # it is. It's your standard divorced transfer case.
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