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F-series 7.3 IDI compatible to E-series?

Have a '92 E350 with a bad headgasket 7.3 IDI. Am wanting to replace this with a used 7.3 IDI, but there are presently a LOT more F engines than E engines available here in Cali.

Today's newbie question: I have heard that van and truck engines are not interchangeable. OK, guys: is this true?

Can I get a truck engine, strip it down to a long block, and install the different oil cooler, etc. to install it into my E?

Thanks for your help!
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Yes only the outside accesory pieces won't work. Oil cooler, fuel filter housing, ect will all need to be swapped for E series parts. After that it will go in.

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Glad to hear. Thanks much, Justin.

Between engine and trans (see new thread), I have a lot of work ahead of me, but I don't want to give up on this fairly rare beast-of-a-van.
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