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5/16 by 7". Take a look at your intake and see, my explorer intake was most definately different, but boy does it look sweet with a 1" spacer!
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Im pretty sure thats gonna be the size i need. Im sure ill make a trip to the parts store a few times before its all over lol. Radiator and shims will be here today. hopefully get started on installing all the rocker arms tmw!
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Guess who got stuff done tonight!!!

Lifters, plastic guide ( im assuming they reduce noise and vibration), and spider.
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Rockers on #3 & #1 respectively
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Finished!
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Didnt stop there. Installed Lower intake.
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Def glad i ordered the shim kit. I used 0.30" on all except one which needed a 0.060"
Its finally coming together.

Radiator came in today. WOW this **** is thin!
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damn, sure looks purdy! I cant wait to take mine out now that I have another truck to use and go over it all like this.
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What radiator did you get? Oh if you need help installing your axle when the U bolts come LMK and I'll come up there and help you with it.
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I got a New OEM replacement.

ballistic just shipped out my U bold today after a week. so hopefully they will get here by fri but i highly doubt it.

New Summit order last night

1 Jet 180* thermostat
8 E3 Spark plugs
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That thing is slick!
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someday, when i have the ***** to try to figure this out, and a blown V6, I'll do this.
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It really is not THAT hard. just have the right resources, materials, patience, organization, and be able to follow directions some with pics and some without. lol. the most important thing. RESEARCH!!!!!

I am really hoping to have the hole engine put together by Saturday. I still need to get the upper intake bolts lol.

Also, I dont know how much of a Finalized write up I am going to be doing, since there is already a few. But with ALL of the pictures I have taken I will be creating an Album or Thread with all the Pics with descriptions of the build and swap.

Trans opinions. I have taken the time to clean and paint everything else I might as well complete the trans also... What color should I go with. Black or the "Aluminum" color
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go "aluminum"
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What are my options for a manual tranny? I read in another V8 swap thread that the only reliable option was an auto. Couldn't I do a custom order manual tranny? It's cost some pennies but could it be done reliably?
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stephen, its been covered before. m50dr2 out of an f150
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My bad... Thank you... Sorry, haven't had my coffee yet... Shouldve searched...


Sorry about the thread jack. Back to you.
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Trans opinions. I have taken the time to clean and paint everything else I might as well complete the trans also... What color should I go with. Black or the "Aluminum" color
Chips in black paint over aluminum will be very obvious. My vote is for Duplicolor Ceramic Engine Paint DE 1650 "Cast Coat Aluminum". This paint looks a lot like new raw aluminum and it is very durable. I painted my intake manifolds and accessory brackets with it 3 years ago and they still look great.
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no worries steve!

Bob, thats the stuff i have used on the whole egnine and ya it rocks
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Aight so thers a place around the corner from work "Florida bolt&nut" that has the bolts i need for intake and EGR. gonn ahve to cut the egr bold down i know for sure to clear header. While im at it please help with follow bolt sizes that i need and how many lol

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Got some more done tonight

Fuel rai/injectors, heater tube, alternator bracket installed.
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Some cool mock up picks
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Thin radiator
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Wrong Oil pressure sensor from a 98
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And another thing im peeved.. Been a while and my fault for not checkin but def got sent the WRONG Alternator!! def sucks. now I gotta add that one to the list
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SO now im realy confused. I went to the autoparts store today and they pulled a 2001 explorer 5.0L oil pressure switch and gave me the save exact one i had. is there something going on? i know the connector on my harness does not match.. i found the right one on Rock Auto.com but why wouldnt they have it?
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being inspired by power blockon at 11 i woke up with the GF early and headed out to parts store and the depot for parts , nuts bolts etc.

AND...... VIOLA!
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And more bad news and again my fault for not checking. they sent the wrong AC compressor. netiher the alternator or compressor fit the bracket. not even close. im thinking they sent a 4.0 =[ bastards
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damn son nice progress! **** I'd send you mine if you dont get it figured out
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I reused the factory A/C compressor from the original 2003 4.0L. 100% bolt on / plug & play.
AFAIK, the 5.0 Ex alternator is different from any Ranger - larger diameter, shorter case front to rear, different mounting bolt pattern.
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found a guy on ebay parting out one so already got a replacemtne alternator ac compressor
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Sending out my ECM to get reflashed this week!!! SWAP WEEKEND will be either starting friday May14th or 21st!!!!!!!
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BAM!!!

Nice progress!
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