’93 Stang 5.0L with engine/computer harness.
An Explorer setup is nice too, but the heads on the EX’s are “P-Heads” and I do not really know too much about them except that a header manufacturer made special headers for them… me stick to the Stang.
Get an Adapter Kit w/Headers and bolt it in.
I like the L&L, $$$ isn’t cheap but one of the best manufactured kits I have seen. The machining on the individual parts is fantastic, they could be used in a show setup. The headers are the heaviest duty headers, Flanges ½" and pipes wall thickness has to be 3/32” min, all of their stuff is HD but again big money.
The early Rangers are so much easier to put the 5.0L in, wham bam thank you.
A lot of people will say that the 5.0 Swap is old and there are other swaps that would be better, 2.3LT, 4.6L, 4BT, small v-8 diesels, but the truth is there isn’t much room in there and in the long run, power gained vs $$$ the 5.0L is the most practical and $$$ Value you will find.
The auto ends up being the easiest because a couple of cooling lines a Floor Mounted Cable Shifter and away you go, a 5 spd setup would be great not sure what to do to get one in but ZI like the manual shift, sort of a control thing.
Good Luck in the choice.
’03 EDGE 4x4, 5sp, Std Cab, Stepside, E4 Red
4” Lift - Coil-Overs, 6” SkyJacker Leafs - No Blocks (Mistake)
31 Spline FX4 Rear Axle, 4.56s and OX Locker, Hurst Shifter w/Optional Stick and "Made by Grev" alignment adapter
ok well after my little vacation :) ive done ALOT MORE thinking... im thinking about going carbed FOR THE TIME BEING.... putting a restrictor on my pump to lower the pressure of fuel and finding a 88-93 stang or finding a v8 tbird or stang that HASNT had a 351 swap.... OR just finding an 96-2000 exploder...wrecked and then parting out the rest to u guys to get SOME money back... i was thinkin taking the trans,motor,and rearend and should i be able to use the driveshaft to? being im wanting to take the WHOLE drivetrain?? i know the rearend will be 1 1/2 wider... big whoopy haha is my thinking correct? or am i wrong with the WHOLE drivetrain? and then just putting in a floor shifter for the trans... this will be going into a SUPERCAB 92 ranger... and another thing... would i still be about to use the STOCK gauges in the truck?