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RalphWD45
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:26 pm    Post subject: diesel to gas? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 90 f350 super duty, with a trashed 7.3, and I want to put a gas engine in it. I would want to keep my ZF 5 spd. transmission, as it was recently rebuilt. My question is what gas engine, will bolt up to a ZF tranny? The bell housing looks like an automatic bell!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: diesel to gas? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

On the earlier diesels, like back in the 80's they had an adapter bolted the engine that would bolt to a transmission, or bellhousing that was for a 460, also the 351M and the 400 used the same bolt pattern.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: diesel to gas? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

On the earlier diesels, like back in the 80's they had an adapter bolted the engine that would bolt to a transmission, or bellhousing that was for a 460, also the 351M and the 400 used the same bolt pattern.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:55 am    Post subject: Re: diesel to gas? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks Cole! I guess I will have to ask a ford garage! I already went to a large wrecking yard, and had them look in their interchange book, with NO results.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: diesel to gas? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ralph, why not another diesel?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:57 pm    Post subject: Re: diesel to gas? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You would have to ask that question! I have heard that from most of my close friends, which are diesel owners. I do not know diesels, nor gas engines after computers took over on gas. This 7.3 ford, has priced itself out of my market. with repair money, over the last 3 years. Everything diesel, is exorbent, either parts wise, or shop prices. I am tired of supporting the diesel people, but still need a one ton duelly, trailer puller.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:02 am    Post subject: Re: diesel to gas? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Easiest swap is to put a 460 gas engine in since they used those engines during that time.
Best swap would be a 5.9 Cummins conversion, that's what I did.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: diesel to gas? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would not go to a gas engine for anything. I know of a lot of people who went from gas to diesel, and found out they had a top speed of 50 mph and the engine was tacked out. The gas would turn up to 5000 rpm and the diesel would turn 2100. You want to go the other way. What is the rear end ratio, what size tires, what is the rpm, these are all figured in when they built that diesel and put it into your truck. When Ford was building their big gas V8"s for their tandem trucks in the 60"s those engines would only turn up to 3600 rpm. and putting a diesel engine in would keep the truck from reaching over 50 mph. what a waste! There were reasons diesel engine came in to be the best choice, fuel economy(HUGH DIFFERENCE) compared to that 8 mpg of a 460 gas, and a longevity of 350,000 mile engine instead a 150,000 mile. I agree computers are doing it all now, but going backwards wont change that.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: diesel to gas? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I believe a 460 will bolt to it. Transmission input shaft is larger for the diesel I've been told. Of course you will need new electronics to power a gas burner. New gauge cluster and maybe new pedals plus radiator. Lots of misc stuff.
 
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