Why pay $175 for for parts that may need to be adapted when you can bolt in the stock Explorer plates? Besides, the stock plates would probably come attached to a donor 5.0 Ex engine anyway. If not, you could pick them up on eBay for a few bucks.
Keep in mind that anything you find in the aftermarket for a V8 Ranger swap was probably designed for 97 or earlier. The easiest 5.0 swap for 98+ is done using stock 99+ 5.0 Explorer parts.
yeah im sure if you pick up a motor from somewhere it will come with the mounts. Mine did so i didnt have to worry about them. Also the trans mount came with it too. And like Bob was saying its a much easier drop in swap using the expo parts.
just make sure you know yer PATS is working before you intall it and wonder wtf is wrong and why it wont start. i went through all my wiring for hours and trying to start it for almost a month before we realized that my pats module was dead. oh well such as life
One of my stock 4.0 motor mounts looked the same but the other was different in the bolt layout. If nothing else, the 3.0L, 4.0L and 5.0 mounts will probably have different Durometer ratings. I used factory 5.0L Ex mounts in mine - they bolt right up between the Ranger frame and the Explorer engine plates.
after reading and reading i find that certain style of headers will work then i read some where else that they dont, i think the more i read about the 302 swap the more confused i get, i just was looking for a set of headers that will work? anyone know of a set that will fit with no issue?
ok i think i found a set of frpp headers but i still am not having much luck finding these motor plates, i called my local ford dealer and he said he could not find them in his computer, and the junk yards are not wanting to let go of them, unless i get the entire motor, if you come across any or know where i can get them please let me know, thanks
i still am not having much luck finding these motor plates, i called my local ford dealer and he said he could not find them in his computer, and the junk yards are not wanting to let go of them, unless i get the entire motor, if you come across any or know where i can get them please let me know, thanks
In my post above, I gave you a link to an auction that was active at the time. It's over now but if you watch eBay, a set will come up again.
yeah thanks for that auction, but i was not able to log on my computer and when i did the auction was over, but i do use that auction as a starting search on ebay, thanks again , its just that i am anxinous about getting this ready, and seems like every other part you got to get is a headache, but if you do come across any let me know!
well i did have my hands on a 2001 explorer but got nervous on all the wring and sold it to my cousin, but i am going to keep it carb but i am worried about the c-4 trans, heard good and bad about them!
i just recently ordered a set of custom univ. weld in solid mounts off ebay haven't tried them yet here is his actual web site www.tinmanfabrication.com they are very nice looking mounts and there weld in much better in my mind you can place the motor in the best postion for your application.
actually i was looknig at ebay when i found these and was going to check with you to make sure that the year was not an issue, but you beat me to it, i thank you very much for that. i also want to ask you sould i keep my c-4 trans and buy a new transfer case and a adavance adapter(which went up about 80 bucks this past month) or i have a friend of mine who will be able to convert a c-6 with a transfer case all for under a grand? just was looking for what transmission would be better in the long run( i do run on the highway and off road) but thanks again for the advice on the headers, i found a local guy around here that had a set of the frpp. i just wanted to say thanks again bob and sorry for all the question!!!