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Old 07-28-2009
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5.0 Jackpot :)

My buddy on a bmw forum found me a great deal on a 302.. so I had to hop on it..

This is the ad in the other forum post...
"The block is a "mexico spec" F150 (these are forged)

new rod bolts and berrings,

new valve kit pushrods,valves,seats,springs,cam,ect (oem)

pistson cleaned and with new rings, cyclinders honed

heads are from a 93 mustang and are ported and polished

new MSD ignition (cap,rotor,ect)

elderbrock breather valve and water neck

crank machined and turned

every single gasket and seal on the motor is new as well,(head gaskets,valve

cover gaskets,water neck,exhaust,intake manifold,carb,distributor,oil

pan,water pump, head journals, ect.

this motor can either be carborated or fuel injected as I wasnt sure which route I was going to go so I bought the parts for both

also includes accessory bracket and and accessories(alternator,AC,idler)and stock headers

if you choose to go with fuel injected you will need the fuel rails and injectors(these can be found anywhere for under $100 for everything), if you go with carb'd then you will need the actual carb itself(what bolts to the carb manifold)

The entire motor was dipped,degreased,preped,primed, and painted with VHT high temp engine paint( about $100 in paint alone)

The motor is basically new and will need to be "broken-in" before ran hard (rings need to seat ect. ect.) It will also need spark plugs,wires,and the acc belt.

The engine also come with a brand new engine stand($180) that I literally bought for this project, it is not even a month old!!!!

Asking $500 obo, I have easily double into it :'(

pics in a few"


...... Needless to say I got it for $300 and so Im hunting for more parts.

Anybody have any tips/hints on parts and what not?

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mmmm, yeah.. sex.
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Yep send it my way and I'll send you a '93 302.
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thats not gonna fit under the hood...
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It will fit under my Bronco's hood
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Not bad, if you were going to shoot for big power I'd suggest changing the heads but if they are ported E7's, they won't be to bad. Wicked price, I paid 3x that for a built shortblock up here.
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Yeah, you'll have to use the 96-mid97 exploder manifolds if its going in a 98+ ranger. Also, you will need the exploder computer, upper and lower intake, water pump, timing cover, accessory brackets, balancer, etc. I bet the heads are E7s, which isn't the best, but maybe you got lucky and they are off a 93 Cobra... look at the corner of the head next to where the Exhaust manifold bolts on, right above the block surface (it will be towards the front on the drivers side, towards the rear on the pass side) and see if it has a "GT" cast onto it. If so then they are GT40 heads. But in any situation, $300 for a rebuilt long block is a steal. Do you know if it has a roller cam in it? I would guess no which kinda sucks... but still not a bad price. If its a factory cam like the ad says then factory explorer tuning should run it ok as long as the firing order is the HO (351W) style. One more thing, the Mexican blocks are not forged, they are just a slightly thicker casting and in turn are stronger than an American block of the same year.

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Great deal. Can't wait to see how this goes.
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Awesome.

So, is it carbed or fuel injected?
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Awesome.

So, is it carbed or fuel injected?
Both
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^ At the same time? BADASS.
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this motor can either be carborated or fuel injected as I wasnt sure which route I was going to go so I bought the parts for both
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Thanks Jeff. I was more or less just wondering if he was gonna do carbed or fuel injected.
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Thanks Jeff. I was more or less just wondering if he was gonna do carbed or fuel injected.
Both? It would be badass

But I think he has to be FI doesn't he? With his PATS system, speedo, etc doesnt he have to use the expo heads and ****?
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I know the Mexican block is supposed to have beefier main caps but it is not forged.
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yeah im more than likely going FI.. and thanks for the info on the block being not forged. Even so, its still a little beefier and the price is too good to pass up.
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nice that is a steal but i got a better one :P


ford 460 carbed for 160 :P

i hope you like reading because your gonna be doing alot more than me :D
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haha leave me alone, I figured this would be a good somewhat easy (with lots of parts that can be bought and not custom made) swap to do for a beginner :)
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Nice! You better put a nice fat cam in it before you put it in
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I'm the guy that found it for him. I've never done a motor swap but I was key in building this:



I can TIG and MIG weld and a whole lot more, so I think we'll be okay with all the info available out there. Only problem would be lack of tools here in FL , and lack of ME here in FL lol (go to school in NY). But I do know a guy with a 302 swapped Ranger who would probably be willing to help out in exchange for a few PBR's haha. We'll see what happens, long term project for sure, but we definitely are capable.

As far as plans for the motor go, it's up to Victor (the azn guy) what exactly gets done. If he does plan on making major performance mods to the motor, I'm gonna make him put in Megasquirt for at least fuel. But I think the main goal right now is just to get the engine installed with a better tranny, get everything working mechanically first. Then, later, POWERRRRR
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He doesn't need Explorer specific heads (GT40Ps), the 96-97 were regular GT40s, and have the same plug angle as all other Ford heads. Therefore, he can use 96-97 Exhaust Manifolds on his truck, or go with the torque monsters.
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nice that is a steal but i got a better one :P


ford 460 carbed for 160 :P

i hope you like reading because your gonna be doing alot more than me :D
Yeah, he'll be doing more reading because he will end up with a product that looks factory and is very reliable that he can drive anywhere. Also, if he has emissions, he should be able to get it through using the explorer externals and wiring.

Good luck to your frame, and front suspension. I can already see the spindles breaking. Lol, in the end, I can tell yours is gonna be a botch job just by seeing your "I'm too lazy to do it right" half *** attitude. And by the way, the 302 will easily run with that pig *** 460 you keep bragging about.
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X2 on that brother
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