PICS OF FORD F150
the 1992 ford f150 and the 1988 E350 , if they both have the same 5.8 engine? The part numbers say that they are exact matches, but the van engine looks so much different (in the pics online) than my engine. Is the E series built on the same frame as the F series? Is the E series engine a direct replacement (i.e. with no modification) to the F series? What are the differences?
Answer by justin
They are the same thing chassie wise and the main differance would be the payload an the gearing and as for as the engines looking different its just a heat shroud because the engine in the van sits more in the cab than under the hood like a truck
Answer by talon0325
Yes the “engines ” are the same, the frames are different. As are the exhaust manifolds and air intake system between the van and pick up. Van engines are more confined so the exterior accessories ( alt , power steering pump , ac comp ) may not bee in the same spot in a van as a pick up. A few simple bracket changes can fix that, but the blocks are all the same and all the parts will interchange
(PRWEB) July 15, 2003
An Orlando man has converted his Ford F-150 into a shrine to college football, installing a replica football field on the hood and attaching several hundred collegiate products to the roof, front, bumpers, back, sides, and wheels. John Smith, CEO of Clever Covers (http://www.clevercover.com) in Orlando, Florida says, “I thought it would be great advertising to attach a bunch of our products to our company truck.” Does everything stay on, even on the highway? “Sure,” says Smith. “Thanks to thousands of 3M’s Dual Lock Fasteners and a quart of Liquid Nails.
Smith says the fun begins with the hood, where he has painted a 50 yard reproduction of Florida State’s Doak Campbell football stadium. The field is realistic, down to the Seminoles logo in the end zone & at mid-field, white lines representing yard markers and miniature florescent orange pylons marking the end zone boundaries. Smith has glued miniature players representing FSU and the Florida Gators to the field, with FSU on offense and threatening to score. On the respective sidelines, there are cheerleaders and coaches from each team, as well as musical coasters, which play each team’s fight song. Attached to the front bumper, awaiting the extra point, is a 4 foot tall goalpost. “The goalpost is a great hood ornament,” says Smith. On the roof is a media box for the color analysts and radio announcers. A college football game would not be complete without the Goodyear blimp circling the field, so Smith has one of those too. “The comedian Carrot Top created a comedic prop with a motorized blimp, and his people showed me how to duplicate it,” said Smith. Still to come are sideline grandstands and a full-scale “Ultimate Fan” for the roof. Were going to dress up the guy in various college uniforms, depending on the college town I visit, and his head will rotate, says Smith.
Since rolling out his mobile tailgating attraction, Smith says that his truck has become an attraction. Other drivers parallel me on the highway checking out the detail. Kids love it. Tourists love it. Sports fans and non-sports fans love it. People stop to take pictures of it, especially the football field on the hood. Smith has also gotten the attention of CNN, CBS News and Tech TV.