Engine Truck Shortblock (e7te-ca) With Gt40p's And 95 (t4mo) Computer

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  1. bbrewer5

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    OK so I picked up a completely rebuilt roller shortblock 5.0 with the casting numbers e7te-ca on it (for a steal).It apparently came from an 87-88 truck. I was wondering If I would have any problems swapping it with my 95 shortblock. Its a 95 gt motor with gt40p heads/cobra intake, and t4m0 computer with a 95 T5 trans.

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  2. revhead347

    revhead347 I have face herpes.

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    That should be a roller block. Should be a direct swap.

    Kurt
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    It might be a roller block, but it wouldn't have come stock with 2 vital things for your car:
    1: 88 didn't have a roller cam.
    I have a 90 F150, and it had a roller block from the factory, but NOT a roller cam.
    If this engine was rebuilt with roller parts, then it might be fine. See #2....

    2: The firing order on the trucks was 289/302, NOT 351/302 HO. So you would have to change the cam if it was not HO firing order.
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    Oh.... crap.
    I forgot about BALANCE!
    Check to make sure, but I believe the trucks (non-HO engines) retained the 28 oz balance, and did not move to the 50 oz balance of the HO.

    If this is the case, you will need to use a 28 oz balancer and flywheel/flexplate!
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    It's a roller block either way. You can swap a roller cam in, and just use the spider tray and lifter locks from your current engine.

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