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Are you sure you have that set right. If you are off, you could be hitting valves and pistons. I'd pull the timing cover and check that first...
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The only other thing would be to make sure the distributor spins. I've had a seized distributor do that before...
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84 was the first year of fuel injecton for 302 well for a ltd crown vic any way it was multi port injecton was going to do a swap on my truck but i can't do it cause of state inspecton
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ok well ima go ahead an try all those things an get back with yall. ill try an keep ya posted.

police academy has put a damper on the project.
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Good luck!!!
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another quick question...im a lil worried about my radiator (from the 6cyl.) ...will it adequetly cool the engine with the assist of two e-fans?

ive been hearing good and bad about electric fans so im tryin to figure out wha to do.
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That will be just fine. I run my 4.6 with the stock V6 radiator. A V8 doesn't run hotter then a V6.
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ok awesome...thats what i wanted to hear..

as far as the e-fans...whats your view on them? should i get one big fan or two small ones?

an ive also been hearin about a taurus e-fan...im assuming there talking about the ford taurus car, an they came with en e-fan?
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yeah. i have an E-fan from a 95 3.8L sable/taurus. on high its way more than enough cfm
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o ok that sounds good...gotta pick me up one of them... ill try an keep you guys posted...if your intrested..it maybe a lil cause of school an not havin anough time to finish it in time...but ill try...thanks yall
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No problem!
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ok yet another question...which headers will fit my truck for easy installation and easy for doing the custom exhaust?
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If you can find them, the FRPP explorer 5.0L/302 headers will work and are cheapest option. Otherwise your only option are the Torque Monster 5.0L/302 explorer headers. That is it aside from custom.
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ok great i really appreciate it.... i wasnt too sure on which ones to get..thanx

a lil update on the motor...finally got the motor to turn..it was jus a lack of oil, so it got a lil dry...so since i got the motor out now ima jus go ahead and change the rod bearings and main bearings.
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Glad it was nothing major!
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headers suck for our trucks. there is no cheap way to get good headers.

I'm hoping that when i change my front suspesion and steering i can fit some regular 302headers.
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He he, good luck with that...
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yea i got the stock exhaust manifolds for right now....will those work or will i have to wait longer an save to get the proper headers?
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He he, good luck with that...
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so what headers do you got on your truck interceptor? or are they custom?
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I think he's using the OEM Explorer manifolds.
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There are 4 off-the-shelf choices for a 5.0 in a 98+ Ranger:
  • Early 5.0 Ex production - tubular stainless - restrictive, right side often fractures at high miles
  • Later 5.0 Ex production - cast iron - restrictive
  • Ford Racing Performance Parts Explorer headers - similar layout to stock stainless manifolds but less restrictive - now out of production
  • Ex 5.0 Torque Monster Headers - best available but on the expensive side.


Torque Monster Headers vs stock production stainless Ex manifolds:





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There is a 5th option - custom:



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Did you make those Todd and were they on the 99?

They are purdy nice.
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Yes, took me PLENTY of time and a whole lot of money. They were finish welded and Jet Hot coated. Now just sitting in the garage. ONE DAY, one day I will get back to that project...
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