1971 F100 Crown Vic swap w/ Turbo LS

Post progress reports on your project truck(s)

Moderator: FORDification

Snot Rocket
New Member
New Member
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 7:37 pm

Re: 1971 F100 Crown Vic swap w/ Turbo LS

Postby Snot Rocket » Fri May 19, 2017 11:26 pm

Pulled the engine and trans back out and split them apart. Put the engine on the stand so I could install the new cam and give it a good cleaning. Engine looks great inside. Must have been serviced regularly.

Image
Image

1guydude
New Member
New Member
Posts: 196
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:20 pm

Re: 1971 F100 Crown Vic swap w/ Turbo LS

Postby 1guydude » Sat May 20, 2017 1:26 pm

1 :wel: hot dang. Ur making quite the progress. Good job. Plz post a video of that turbo motor running?! Is this gonna b diesel powered?
-d
2008 bmw 528i
1967 ford f100
2016 kawasaki 250f
Braaaaap!

Snot Rocket
New Member
New Member
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 7:37 pm

Re: 1971 F100 Crown Vic swap w/ Turbo LS

Postby Snot Rocket » Sat May 20, 2017 11:38 pm

It's a gas engine from a 2000 Gmc truck

Snot Rocket
New Member
New Member
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 7:37 pm

Re: 1971 F100 Crown Vic swap w/ Turbo LS

Postby Snot Rocket » Sat May 20, 2017 11:44 pm

Last night I got the shifter installed and the engine and trans set back in. I really like the shifter, looks like a stockish floor shifter when you look in the window.

Image
Image
Image
Image

Snot Rocket
New Member
New Member
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 7:37 pm

Re: 1971 F100 Crown Vic swap w/ Turbo LS

Postby Snot Rocket » Sat May 20, 2017 11:54 pm

Today I modified the factory trans cross member for the 4L80E. I managed to cut a section out, flip it around and weld it back in. Drilled a hole for the trans mount from the GMC and I was ready to install it in the truck.

Image
Image

Image

User avatar
DuckRyder
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3727
Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2004 3:04 pm
Location: Georgia, Atlanta
Contact:

Re: 1971 F100 Crown Vic swap w/ Turbo LS

Postby DuckRyder » Sun May 21, 2017 8:10 pm

You’re taking way less heat over the LS than I expected... It pretty dang cool. I’d like it better with a coyote but it is dang cool as is...

Keep the updates coming, this one should be something when finished...
Robert
1972 F100 Ranger XLT (390/C6/Dana 44 Locker)

"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -- Jeff Cooper

User avatar
Ranchero50
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5093
Joined: Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:02 pm
Location: Maryland, Hagerstown
Contact:

Re: 1971 F100 Crown Vic swap w/ Turbo LS

Postby Ranchero50 » Mon May 22, 2017 6:46 am

Ditto, you also have the rare factory rubber lightning bolt mat and it would be very cool if you could reuse the hump section somehow.
'70 F-350 CS Cummins 6BT 10klb truck 64k mile Bahama Blue

Contact me for CNC Dome Lamp Bezels and Ash Tray pulls.

Builder of dreams, breaker of hearts. Play nice or go away.

Snot Rocket
New Member
New Member
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 7:37 pm

Re: 1971 F100 Crown Vic swap w/ Turbo LS

Postby Snot Rocket » Mon May 22, 2017 11:08 am

Thanks guys! More progress yesterday. Looks like it belongs in there!

Image
Image

67 bump
New Member
New Member
Posts: 23
Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:08 am
Location: CA, Bay Area

Re: 1971 F100 Crown Vic swap w/ Turbo LS

Postby 67 bump » Tue May 23, 2017 8:39 am

Looks great, I also just picked up a 6.0 but with the 4l60. What are you doing for a fuel system?

Snot Rocket
New Member
New Member
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 7:37 pm

Re: 1971 F100 Crown Vic swap w/ Turbo LS

Postby Snot Rocket » Tue May 23, 2017 6:59 pm

Aem 380 pump, -6 push lock feed/return. Factory fuel rail/regulator. GM style Push on ends with AN-6 in. Return in the filler neck for now. Hope to cut the bed down and add a fuel tank next year.

Got the wiring done today. Didn't take any pictures.

Snot Rocket
New Member
New Member
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 7:37 pm

Re: 1971 F100 Crown Vic swap w/ Turbo LS

Postby Snot Rocket » Tue May 23, 2017 7:04 pm

Here's a picture of what I had to do to get the harness clean. Truck had a pretty bad power steering leak. Pulling the motor was very very messy.

Image

67 bump
New Member
New Member
Posts: 23
Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:08 am
Location: CA, Bay Area

Re: 1971 F100 Crown Vic swap w/ Turbo LS

Postby 67 bump » Tue May 23, 2017 11:17 pm

Which tank are you deciding to go with. I have an auxiliary tank on mine but it's rotted out in a couple spots. I'm thinking of going with a new replacement tank and the aeromotive stealth in tank pump. I'm still looking at ideas, seems like there are not too many options out there.


Return to “Project Updates”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users