carburetor engine into '97 f150

Asked by Aug 03, 2016 at 11:45 AM about the 1997 Ford F-150 XL SB

Question type: General

bad 4.2 engine, read manual, very complicated for a fix, OBD-111, PCM, engine codes. WTF, want used non-smog, 6 or 8 to avoid all the hassle fixing 4.2. want a cheap and dirty swap, just to build a run-hog or semi-ratrod. 66 yr old ex-CJ's and SCJ's owner in '60s/70s needs.... to fill my bucket list.

5 Answers

66,505

Get someone to help you fix it. Putting a carbed engine in it may be a nightmare.

9,655

The check engine light will always be on and it won't pass smog check

118,415

It's not going to be easy or cheap. The fuel system will still need to be redone for carburation, new custom exhaust, custom mounts, totally different transmission, driveline will need to be modified, etc etc etc. more trouble than it's worth. My suggestion is either fix it right or scrap it for parts.

23,880

Even if you could do all the labor yourself, you'd spend more in parts than the price of a rebuilt or even a remanufactured engine. Being 65 myself, I suggest you spend the cash. Then you can enjoy what remains in the bucket instead of crawling under a a car. Ohe thing for certain. The tranny in my 51 Ford is going to feel about six times heavier than it did when I replaced the clutch 20 years ago. When it goes out again, it will be towed to the shop.

118,415

I know what you mean OJ.

Your Answer:

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 199,220 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,300.

ZIP:

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    10,790
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,970
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,890
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
828 Great Deals out of 60,509 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Ram 1500
340 Great Deals out of 9,265 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Tacoma
451 Great Deals out of 49,504 listings starting at $2,400
Used Ford Mustang
296 Great Deals out of 39,978 listings starting at $1,312
Used Ford F-250
398 listings starting at $3,495
Used Ford Explorer
884 Great Deals out of 70,422 listings starting at $1,275
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
662 Great Deals out of 38,329 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
119 Great Deals out of 126,069 listings starting at $17,290
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
141 Great Deals out of 8,069 listings starting at $16,001
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
233 Great Deals out of 9,637 listings starting at $14,500
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
301 Great Deals out of 11,512 listings starting at $9,950
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
357 Great Deals out of 10,040 listings starting at $7,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.