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DTony

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Posted: 02/15/22 10:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As far as needing a converter for a 2003, California law says if it came with a converter from the factory it must have one throughout the vehicles life.


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Mine was stolen, had it replaced at Chino Muffler and Tire, about an hour drive for you but worth it. All the local places were fumbling around with "what is it, don't know if I can get it". I called the afternoon before, he had one in stock. I was in at 7:30am out by 8:15am. Mine was a 2002 F53 chassis.....they know what you need and he does all the fire and police vehicles in the area.


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Thanks Blackdiamond,I'll give them a call.

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DTony wrote:

Thanks Blackdiamond,I'll give them a call.


They may be an hour away from you but I don't believe you want to be driving there without the converter. Best bet is to have it towed if they have the part you need. JMHO


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s N s wrote:

DTony wrote:

Thanks Blackdiamond,I'll give them a call.


They may be an hour away from you but I don't believe you want to be driving there without the converter. Best bet is to have it towed if they have the part you need. JMHO


Why not? Many people remove them anyway. Yes, I would definitely put a temporary pipe in where it was taken from before I headed out but I'd sure do that before I had it towed.


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Tony, there is really nothing special about an OEM converter, Ford doesn't build them anyway, they are provided by one of their vendors. I think the major concern is one sized large enough for your 8-cylinder engine and fits in the space of the original.


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chuckftboy wrote:

Tony, there is really nothing special about an OEM converter, Ford doesn't build them anyway, they are provided by one of their vendors. I think the major concern is one sized large enough for your 8-cylinder engine and fits in the space of the original.

I don't follow. What has a converter to do with the engine and what does the engine have to do with a converter?

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AllegroD wrote:

chuckftboy wrote:

Tony, there is really nothing special about an OEM converter, Ford doesn't build them anyway, they are provided by one of their vendors. I think the major concern is one sized large enough for your 8-cylinder engine and fits in the space of the original.

I don't follow. What has a converter to do with the engine and what does the engine have to do with a converter?


It's about capacity. You couldn't put a 4 cyclinder miata cat on a Ford v8. It has to be sized appropriately for the volume and velocity of the exhaust. Not to mention the pipe sizing would be very different. Without sufficient exhaust flow, you restrict the engine, cause back pressure and can cause severe damage if it ran at all. Suck, bam, blow. Intake, combustion and exhaust must all work in unison. Imagine trying to hook a garden hose to a fire hydrant.


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AllegroD wrote:


I don't follow. What has a converter to do with the engine and what does the engine have to do with a converter?


I believe the reference is to the CATALYTIC CONVERTER, not electric converter (120 VAC to 12 VDC).


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