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I have access to a '79 Ford Bronco. I want to swap the 460 big block (I think is what it has) for a diesel engine. I was told that the 7.3 will marry well to the tranny w/o much extra (with the exception of a torque convertor).
Is this true? Is this too far off to achieve? What information am I missing, and if this will not work what engine will fit w/o too much fab?
My skills are limited, but possibilities are endless...just need to pick the right brains.
Please help. Thank you.

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The transmission should mate up fine as long as your not trying to re-use your old bell housing, and a a 7.3L IDI will be much easier to put in than a powerstroke because of computer systems. And For Motor mounts from a 460 to a 7.3L should match up fine, IF not then im sure there are companies that make a polyurethane motor mount that will let it fit. And even if it does fit I personally would swap it out for some polyurethane mounts, because 30+ year old truck's motor mounts aren't gonna be in the greatest shape. Hope this helped.

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