I want to do the same with my '01, 5.2, 5-spd. Someday.
I saved this info that someone posted here nine years ago.
::I got 16-17 mpg with my '96 360. It had a 5 speed and a 3.55 axle.
: How did you get a 360 and a 5 speed?
Broke the crank at first main on my 5.2. Droped in a 5.9 from a 2001.
Wacked off a chunk of the flywheel opposite the bob weight on the
original flexplate with my end mill. The 5.9 is externally balanced and
the 5.2 is internally balanced. Used the 5.2 standard ECM and used the
original injectors from the 5.9 by modifying the wiring harness. Worked
perfectly and increased fuel economy by almost 2 mpg. As a side benefit,
the truck really woke up. Goes like hell.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because
thorn bushes have roses.
Droped (past tense of drope)
The word was invented at the Local University of New York (LUNY) as a
combination of "dope" and "rope" when several students had been drugged
and tricked into hanging themselves. They were droped.
"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." [Mark Twain]
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