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Temp and oil sending units??
#1
Doing an engine swap on my sons '73 and I need a smaller sending unit that will work with the water temp gauge.......could also use a smaller oil pressure sending unit for the same car.

The engine going in the car has a 12mm thread where the water temp sender goes into the head.

I can use the factory oil pressure sender if necessary, but I'd really like to have something more compact.

Any ideas??

Any info on specification of the sending units so I can try to cross reference??

Thanks
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#2
What engine are you installing with metric thread? Has to be a later model no metric fittings or fasteners on 71 - 73.


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#3
'98 LS motor.
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#4
You're Banned. Seriously? An LS?

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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(12-07-2018, 02:10 PM)73pony Wrote: You're Banned. Seriously? An LS?

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#6
All kidding aside why not do a coyote swap? Keep it ford.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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Shootself
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#8
A coyote swap requires cutting out the shock towers which we do not want to do. An LS swap does not require any permanent changes to the car.

The real question should be, why did Ford build such an oversized, underpowered turd like the Coyote?? I mean, really, it's wider than a Boss 429 and requires boost to make any power!!! ;-)

Seriously, my son and I kicked this around for quite awhile.....we considered building a cleveland or 351 windsor, but he wanted an aluminum headed, roller cam motor with fuel injection. I have owned some cool fords including a street strip 12 second '67 fastback with cleveland and 4 speed back in the day. We couldn't buy a set of cleveland or windsor aluminum heads for what a complete used, all aluminum LS1 and T56 transmission cost!! He bought a complete running and driving LS, 6 speed Z28 donor car for $3k and he is recouping a lot of that as we part out the donor. The LS requires NO cutting of the mustang, is all aluminum, roller cammed, fuel injected, cheap to buy and will easily get 25+ mpg with the double overdrive T56......why wouldn't you use it??

If you look at the facts and get past brand loyalty, you would be stupid to choose the coyote over the LS. ;-)
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#9
5.0 Coyote a turd? Initially 412 HP and 390 lb-ft and currently 460 hp and 420 lb-ft out of 302 CI. I would certainly not call that a turd. Not blinded by blue oval loyalty. I wouldn't put a chevy engine in a ford and wouldn't put a ford engine in a chevy.

Also your 98 LS is only putting out around 300 HP.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#10
Only 300hp stock?? Sorry, that's just not true........the '98 LS f-body cars actually dyno over 300 at the tires.......not that difficult or expensive to make more power than the Coyote. By the time the tuner gets finished with it, it will be making 375+ at the crank and a cam and spring change would easily put it over 400hp.......all for far less than the same mods on a coyote.

If the coyote is such a great swap.......why haven't YOU done it??

Look, I like older Ford muscle too.......but, I've done the math and two undeniable facts are clear......there is just no way you can put a coyote in the 71-73 without cutting it up.....and there is no way a coyote can make the same power as the LS for the same money. The LS will go in with no permanent changes to the car, will be dependable and make good power.......and the car won't care that it isn't powered by ford.

Tell you what, you do what you want to your car and we will do what we want to do to my son's car.

Now, if you have an answer to the question I initially asked, I'd appreciate your input, otherwise, it would probably be better if you ignored this thread.
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