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Re: 81 pickup 5vz swap
« Reply #30 on: Dec 27, 2018, 03:11:16 PM »
Yay updates!
The bad:
The intake tube for the t100 makes the airbox hang over the outside of the passenger fender. So I called the ref and they suggested using a carb legal short ram style intake. They also said it must be for a t100 and to not modify it. They failed others in the past that tried to cheat the inspection by cutting the intake tubes shorter. It sounds like they have the measurements for the kits. K&N is the only company that has a carb legal intake for the t100. It fits the first gen but they run $350 and the heat shield is way too large. I am also opting to relocate the battery to the bed due to lack of space under the hood and I cut up the driver side fender to fit my IFS steering box.

The good:
High and low pressure fuel lines, and the gas tank vapor tube is plumbed. I reused the t100 fuel filter and lines and reused the 1stgen emissions lines and ran them under the passenger side of the truck. I would recommend doing all new lines if you want it to look super clean and/or using the original 22r fuel line and emissions pipe for the 5vz low pressure return and charcoal canister. Mine are nothing to be proud of but they will work and don't leak.

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'81 pickup 22r, weber 32/36, 5 spd, 35's, welded 4.56's, f150 rear springs, Rears up front, TG dual adapter w/ 2.28's

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Re: 81 pickup 5vz swap
« Reply #31 on: Dec 27, 2018, 03:18:03 PM »
Radiator is in. I used an Ebay special aluminum 3row radiator for a 3.0. It also had to redrill the holes and space it away from the original mounts because the lower part of the radiator would hit the frame crossmember. I also had to cut part of the hood brace but not to the point it would compromise the strength. Also when using the 3.0 r150f trans, the 3.4 starter will bolt up to the bellhousing but the lower threads on the starter will have to be drilled out. The 3.0 starter bolts are run through the starter into the bellhousing, the 3.4 starter is run through the bellhousing into the starter.

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Re: 81 pickup 5vz swap
« Reply #32 on: Dec 27, 2018, 03:33:07 PM »
:popcorn:
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.