Ok I am inching closer to the end..........I dropped off my Driveshaft today at the machine shop to have it shortened. It will be done either Friday or Monday...and I installed the A/c condeser, Trans cooler and two 12" electric fans.
Last edited by Topdog2007; 04-01-2010 at 11:37 AM.
I installed my newly painted bumper...I thought the black top and bottom would look better than all blue...it came out pretty nice I think! I am now painting the chrome grill strip on top and side maker chrome pieces blue also.
Not alot of updates..I installed the Driveshaft, finished up all the wiring for the fans, installed the Upper intake and installed the coils and plug wires. I had to order the Trick Flow Throttle body adapter & Mustang Throttle body which will be here any day and I will be very very very close to firing her up!
I ran the Oil lines, Bled the Brakes, Installed the cats and put on the front wheels today. I recieved the Trick flow Throttle body adapter...BUT the darn Mountaineer Throttle body does not fit so now I gotta get a 94 or 95 Mustang Throttle body.........another 3-8 days delay
Last edited by Topdog2007; 04-16-2010 at 07:51 PM.
This is way crappy video...BUT it started on the first turn of the Key!!! I still have to put on the throttle cable, Maf and Mufflers..Hopefully it will be mobile by Monday for an aligment and then off to get it tuned midweek.
Last edited by Topdog2007; 04-23-2010 at 08:30 PM.
DONE!!!! Finally I am done. Here are a few pictures and a video of the finished product. I have put 132 miles on it this week with no issues other than needing to flash the Ecm to adjust the shift points and get the engines full potential. This was a 99% plug n Play swap..I only repinned the Tach! I hope this thread is helpful to people doing the swap in the future. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask.
it is as much of a plug and play with the obdI trucks
94 is not as easy as later trucks because the connectors don't match between the Explorer engine harness and the Ranger body harness. Also, OBDII trucks have different sensors compared to earlier years. It should still be doable working from the EVTM books. Easiest would probably be a 96~97 Explorer 5.0 or a Mustang 5.0 EFI.
Topdog I am truly impressed with what you have done. I love what you did with the inside of the truck and I am so glad to see the 20" rims. I was wanting something to fill the giant wheel wells of mine now I know how good they look. How does the take off and power with that set up feel? Would love to see some footageof you taking off I am sure you can light em up. Finally, do the front wheels rub when you turn with those rims and tires? You have definitely ot me wanting to go down that road, just don't want to take a year to get mine done. My wife would kill me...lol. It looks awesome.