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    My truck's engine died....

    My '94 XLT longbed with a 300 six and 5 speed died early last summer, due to excess blowby and the resulting underhood fire brought on by the PCV which kept popping out.

    A small crack in my exhaust manifold ignited the oil spray and the resulting fire burned part of the fuel rail and engine wiring harness. So now I have my excuse to do an engine swap.....

    Any, I did find a '95 F250 with a 351 and automatic trans. The gentleman I'm buying from is a big Ford OBS fan and restores them as a hobby. So for $750 I got a complete motor, ECM, Y pipe, engine perches and a few odds and ends. I've also gotten a flywheel and clutch kit from Ebay. I've also picked up a reman ECM for an F250 351 manual trans from Rock Auto.

    I got my 351 engine, underhood harness, perches, F250 Y-pipe, and radiator home....broke out the hose, cleaned and degreased the motor while it was still on the trailer. I did notice a few things though.....like one of the wires to the rear injector was nicked and a connector to the TPS was broken off. My next plan of action is to change the valve cover gaskets, oil pan gasket, water pump and possibly the rear main seal as well as all the rubber hoses....can you guys think of anything I may be leaving out???
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    Being disintegrated makes me very, very angry!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank5079 View Post
    My '94 XLT longbed with a 300 six and 5 speed died early last summer, due to excess blowby and the resulting underhood fire brought on by the PCV which kept popping out.

    A small crack in my exhaust manifold ignited the oil spray and the resulting fire burned part of the fuel rail and engine wiring harness. So now I have my excuse to do an engine swap.....

    Any, I did find a '95 F250 with a 351 and automatic trans. The gentleman I'm buying from is a big Ford OBS fan and restores them as a hobby. So for $750 I got a complete motor, ECM, Y pipe, engine perches and a few odds and ends. I've also gotten a flywheel and clutch kit from Ebay. I've also picked up a reman ECM for an F250 351 manual trans from Rock Auto.

    I got my 351 engine, underhood harness, perches, F250 Y-pipe, and radiator home....broke out the hose, cleaned and degreased the motor while it was still on the trailer. I did notice a few things though.....like one of the wires to the rear injector was nicked and a connector to the TPS was broken off. My next plan of action is to change the valve cover gaskets, oil pan gasket, water pump and possibly the rear main seal as well as all the rubber hoses....can you guys think of anything I may be leaving out???
    Hard to believe that it's been 19 months since I posted that thread. Here's my truck now after the swap....









    Being disintegrated makes me very, very angry!!

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