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Conquest351
Conquest351 HalfDork
1/20/12 4:02 p.m.

Accessories going on. Intake and throttle body bolted on, closed the hood and checked the throttle linkage for binding on the hood supports, it did. Upon careful examination, a slight bending of the return spring bracket on the throttle body clears the hood bracing and we didn't have to cut anything. Car will be running Monday. He's modifying the power steering bracket as we speak (type).

Conquest351
Conquest351 HalfDork
1/20/12 4:21 p.m.

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
1/20/12 4:31 p.m.

Don't be afraid to hammer clearance that hood support a little, too!

Conquest351
Conquest351 HalfDork
1/20/12 4:34 p.m.
Javelin wrote: Don't be afraid to hammer clearance that hood support a little, too!

This was done too. Can't really see it though. LOL

belteshazzar
belteshazzar SuperDork
1/20/12 11:39 p.m.

i think the 5.4 water pump isnt going to line up

Conquest351
Conquest351 HalfDork
1/22/12 8:27 a.m.
belteshazzar wrote: i think the 5.4 water pump isnt going to line up

Ugh...

belteshazzar
belteshazzar SuperDork
1/22/12 10:00 a.m.

5 min job. serious.

Conquest351
Conquest351 HalfDork
1/23/12 7:56 a.m.
belteshazzar wrote: i think the 5.4 water pump isnt going to line up

It lines up fine though. LOL What about the alternator top bracket? Did you need spacers?

Conquest351
Conquest351 HalfDork
1/23/12 8:00 a.m.

Accessories going on as we speak. Power steering bracket is being modified and as I just asked, looks like we're going to need spacers for the top alternator bracket. Water pump lines up though.

Conquest351
Conquest351 HalfDork
1/23/12 9:03 a.m.

belteshazzar...

Starter doesn't fit. Engine and everything is too low. This may be why I didn't have any problems with hood clearance. LOL

Conquest351
Conquest351 HalfDork
1/23/12 10:01 a.m.
Conquest351 wrote: belteshazzar... Starter doesn't fit. Engine and everything is too low. This may be why I didn't have any problems with hood clearance. LOL

Nevermind... Did some finagaling and got it to fit. LOL

Conquest351
Conquest351 HalfDork
1/23/12 12:09 p.m.

First start just happened. Damn she sounds mean with no exhaust!!!

Conquest351
Conquest351 HalfDork
1/23/12 3:03 p.m.

First start with the exhaust hooked up. Sounds MUCH deeper than it used to. Also, factory exhaust bolted right up.

pigeon
pigeon SuperDork
1/23/12 3:18 p.m.

SWEET! Need pics of rear tires being roasted.

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
1/23/12 3:25 p.m.

Awesome!!!!

Conquest351
Conquest351 HalfDork
1/23/12 4:44 p.m.

In and running. Got a bit of a miss though...

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
1/23/12 4:46 p.m.

Remember, the 5.4 suffers the same spark plug blowout crap the 4.6 does. I'd pull them all out, check the threads, and replace carefully per factory specs. Check the coils while you're there (though honestly I've never seen one go bad, they just usually get dirt and grime down in the holes that needs to be cleaned).

Conquest351
Conquest351 HalfDork
1/24/12 8:36 a.m.

I drove her home last night. The throttle hangs WOT on the hood, just clearanced that. The steering shaft bolt grabs the driver exhaust manifold. You have to man handle it back to where you want it. LOL Looking for Button Head torx screws or we're just going to grind the head down on that bolt.

MUCH more torque down low. Completely runs out of steam about 1,000 RPMs before it shifts though. Needs a tune and some exhaust fo shizo. The car sounds COMPLETELY different, in a good way. Sounds like there's really an engine in there now. LOL

Question... Does the 5.4 have larger injectors than the 4.6? Do I need to swap those over?

belteshazzar
belteshazzar SuperDork
1/25/12 11:28 a.m.

nope.

good job.

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
1/25/12 11:32 a.m.

Need moar burnout videos!

Conquest351
Conquest351 Dork
3/12/12 10:48 p.m.

Wow, this one fell out. Just thought I'd update it and then let the thread die.

Finally got a tune. www.50resto.com has a deal out right now for a tuner and custom tune for $379 shipped. Since I used to work with those guys A LOT when I worked for Motion Dynamics, they hooked me up. It runs great!! They fixed all the problems. What a difference that made. Completely different car now. I need to get a good burnout video, I know ya'll are itching for that. LOL

Conquest351
Conquest351 Dork
7/27/12 11:01 a.m.

Bumped so it can go into the build thread category. May be useful to anyone doing the 5.4 swap.

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