Not yet. I'm going to add longtubes and a centrifugal supercharger before it hits the dyno.Any dyno numbers?
"All the information I needed to complete this swap was found on this forum but there's too many threads to post."
-That's exactly how I feel. Been doing a lot of research and it's very time consuming.
"Hopefully this simple guide will save someone some time by putting some of the information on one thread."
- It sure will! It couldn't have come at a better time as I just received my boss intake. Its like you wrote this just for me! THANKS!
Lastly, can I ask questions and add info or would you prefer to keep your thread uncluttered? (hence PM?)
ThanksGood luck with the build. Just as an FYI a centrifugal blower on a 5.4 requires a few custom pieces like the front timing cover needs to be modified, the idler pulley bracket, and the main blower bracket. I finally got mine installed and running. Not tuned but that is next. My thread on here is called Project: Stupid Unicorn.
Fantastic job. There will be many who appreciate the sharing of your swap knowledge!
I put together this simple guide on the parts and steps I used to get the old sohc engine out and the 5.4 dohc into the car.
All the information I needed to complete this swap was found on this forum but there's too many threads to post. Hopefully this simple guide will save someone some time by putting some of the information on one thread.
I'll add more pictures as I find them.
I actually used my 2v clutch. I had a brand new Excedy Stage 2 but it was a 10.5" clutch.Any clutch required, or doesn't matter as long as it is a clutch meant for a 4V?
Thanks for the info! :grin2:Looks really good, and great job getting it under the hood!
You don't have to modify the front cover at all if you are fabbing your own blower bracket. Actually I prefer using the cover in its stock configuration because I can use the idler to get a ton of wrap on the blower belt. Almost wish I had gone with a turbo set-up but after getting use to the car I think the centrifugal is a good choice. For me it seems to compliment the engine well, the motor makes a bunch of tq down low and is smoother with the boost coming on a little later. Like you guys, if anyone needs a hand/advice I'm here to help with the swap too
That Boss 302 intake looks awesome on these 5.4s, I wanted to run the 5.0 Coyote but I could decide what to do about the throttlebody.Iwas pretty surprised about how straightforward this swap was. Longtubes where the hardest part of this whole thing. I had to cut one pipe and shift and reweld it. on the drivers side, I had to bend the already indented runner to clear the shaft. doesn't seem to have effected the car any. I would have loved to run a Boss 260/290 intake with a cobra style TB. Wound up doing adapter plates and a boss 302. All in all, good running car. Not sure how long the T-45 is going take it, but its definitely been fun to drive. Was trying to get he on the rollers this Sat, family emergency had me push to the right one week. I like how you notched the hood, under the scoop!! I had to cut a whole in front of the scoop.