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Swapping engines

(1990 Ford Crown Victoria)
in Seymour, MO on August 02, 2010
No problem, I am going to swap engines, mine is shot, other is rebuilt. Want to know, any surprises I need to know about?? Oh, by the way, mine is a 89 crown, w/a 302. Thanx, Rick.
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Rick make sure every think is absolutely identical prior to starting to replace the engine small changes in sensor location, hose routing ect.... are a give away that it is not a direct swap and in some states would make illegal to swap as the car is now longer smog test compliant. It is important ot have the correct repair information as well.
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on August 03, 2010
Hey Pat, thanx for the info. Any other complications that I might have to worry about? The car is on craigslist, and he wants it done. I figured a weekend job but don't want surprises. How much should I charge, and can I ask this on this site? Thanx again, Rick.
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