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Old March 6th, 2017, 06:50 PM
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Default 1983 Ford F-150 5.8 351W Intake And Carb Swap What do I really have to put back?

SO I finally and giving up on the old ford card and replacing the intake and carb to put some new life back in the old truck. I want to remove as much of the vacuum stuff that I can as most of it was capped off with various object IE Pencils spark plugs bolts.
The truck is an 83 ford f-150 5.8l 351W has 78,000 miles "truck was bought for a camp ground new in 84 and is mostly used around our property"

The kit I have is https://www.summitracing.com/parts/cmb-03-0214

I am going to take the heads off and clean then and put new gaskets on while i am doing this and dropping the transmission to put in a new rear main seal.
I have all new plugs wires cap and rotor and fluids to fill her back up after.
I have dropped the fuel tanks and flushed them out with some fresh gas and replaced all fuel lines and added a inline filter mid frame.
What else should I be considering and can i just take all the vacuum electronics completely off considering the trucks age and that its carbed?

Any advise would be great!
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You will need to get a distributor with a proper mechanical and vacuum advance that's curved for your engine. Other than the PCV, evap, and power brake booster, you should be able to get rid of all the other vacuum stuff other than what's required to operate stuff like the climate control. You can also get rid of the ECM and O2 sensor.

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Should have mentioned A/C Is Dead Heater has been bypassed do you have a suggestion on a distributor?
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https://www.summitracing.com/parts/s...rd/model/f-150

This look like it would work for me?
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Check with Summit to make sure it will work with your manifold and engine.

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