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Old 05-10-2010, 06:23 PM
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Whats needed to swap a 6.4 in OBS Ford

Just toying around and thinking of some random ideas. But if someone was to put a 6.4 into a OBS ford (pre-97) what would be needed? I kind of guess all new bracketry to mount everything in. If it would even fit. I guess thatís a questions too. But this is what I thought of.

6.4 motor
6.4 wiring harness
intercooler
bigger radiator
Custom exhaust
Either a torqueshift trans or a trans adaptor
6.4 alternator
AC pump
miscellaneous brackets and need custom motor mounts.

Missing anything? Thanks.
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I'd rather put a 7.3 or a 5.9 CTD in a 08+ Superduty
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I'd rather put a 7.3 or a 5.9 CTD in a 08+ Superduty
Why would you want a 7.3 in an 08+ Super Duty?? Sure it was a good motor for the day but delete the emissions junk on the 6.4 and there is no comparison. Real long term longevity is yet to be proven with the 6.4 but it is much quieter, much more powerful and all around better motor in my opinion. And yes I had a modded 7.3 for a few years.
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Why would you want a 7.3 in an 08+ Super Duty?? Sure it was a good motor for the day but delete the emissions junk on the 6.4 and there is no comparison. Real long term longevity is yet to be proven with the 6.4 but it is much quieter, much more powerful and all around better motor in my opinion. And yes I had a modded 7.3 for a few years.
fair enough you have a good point, but if I could do a engine swap it would be a 7.3 over 6.0 anyday
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Just toying around and thinking of some random ideas. But if someone was to put a 6.4 into a OBS ford (pre-97) what would be needed? I kind of guess all new bracketry to mount everything in. If it would even fit. I guess thatís a questions too. But this is what I thought of.

6.4 motor
6.4 wiring harness
intercooler
bigger radiator
Custom exhaust
Either a torqueshift trans or a trans adaptor
6.4 alternator
AC pump
miscellaneous brackets and need custom motor mounts.

Missing anything? Thanks.
Oh man...anything is possible I guess but holy chit EVERY aspect of doing that would be like recreating the original moon landing. I think it would be easier to take an 08 or 09 truck and try to make it look like an OBS as opposed to trying to make a 6.4 work in one

...and like the other guys said...why the he11 would you want to??
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Just toying around and thinking of some random ideas. But if someone was to put a 6.4 into a OBS ford (pre-97) what would be needed? I kind of guess all new bracketry to mount everything in. If it would even fit. I guess thatís a questions too. But this is what I thought of.

6.4 motor
6.4 wiring harness
intercooler
bigger radiator
Custom exhaust
Either a torqueshift trans or a trans adaptor
6.4 alternator
AC pump
miscellaneous brackets and need custom motor mounts.

Missing anything? Thanks.
EVERYTHING from the engine bay in the 6.4 and transplant it to the OBS. Have to fab up new motor mounts and radiator core supports.
Gonna need a new trans because the E40D or ZF5 will not bolt up to a 6.4, you'd need a 5R100 or ZF6, so a standalone controller for either too.

It'd probably take $40,000-$50,000
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We'll just a crazy idea floating in my head. I just wanting to know the logistics.

As far as why. Why not? An OBS Ford with a spartan tuned 6.4. It would be so unsuspecting.

After seeing what all is involved I'll look into the costs of it, since then I'll know what all is involved. Can't hurt to dream. Plus if a Cummins swap into the superdutys is like 20k, I can't see that it will cost another 30k on top of that. Maybe I'm wrong. But can always shop around for parts find good deals (find a wrecked superduty), and do all the fab work myself.

Thanks guys. Anymore input would be appreciated.
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TCM and ECM work together, if you don't have one of them it will not run.
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That's what i was thinking, you need the computers for both to go along with the wiring harness(es)
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