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Old 11-01-2011
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98 ranger 5.0 swap

Well guys this has been a goal of mine for a long time and I finally get to move forward with it. Saturday I drove 8.5 hours to pick up an 01 explorer motor. Got it unloaded onto my stand and we started disassembling it. Rundown of motor plan is leave bottem end stock for now port polish heads, roller rockers, pretty good size cam, 30lb injectors and of course some shiney to go on top of all the goodies.
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Keep us posted! Must have been a good deal to drive 8.5hrs for it!
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Keep us posted! Must have been a good deal to drive 8.5hrs for it!
was a killer deal couldnt pass it up.
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Was it free? lol

Can't wait to see that in your truck!
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no not free but way cheaper with price of it and fuel to drive my f150 to get it than what they want for them around here.
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Good luck with your build! Keep us updated, I'm looking to possibly do the swap over winter.
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pull the timing cover off to and replace the gasket. if you dont it will almost for sure leak soon
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pull the timing cover off to and replace the gasket. if you dont it will almost for sure leak soon
I'm putting a cam in it so it will get replaced
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Looking forward to seeing some progress!
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That's awesome! Good luck with it. Where can the rest of us get a good deal?
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thank guys and michael took me a couple years to find this good deal. Ordered a cam and lifters today should be here by the middle of the week.
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Subscribed to this, My friend just did this to his 2000. I am curious to see if the 98 is in the least bit way different
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i know theres some differences he has pats to work with i don't have it in mine
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same with mine, makes it easier. As of right now mine needs a transmission and its almost as cheap to get a trans as it is to get a rotted out V8 explorer and have some fun
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Ya I'm gonna run a t-5 so gotta program that into the ecu
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That or just leave the range switch plugged in and in neutral.
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I have a 5spd stock in it
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ah well that makes life easier, I get the computer issue now
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Ya pretty easy fix. Well guys got my b303 Cam n ford racing lifters today
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Your explorer computer will be looking for the automatic trans, with a 5 speed, it wont be there. This causes an issue... my truck was a 5 speed before as well.
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Here's a lip update guys got the cam installed went with a b303. Forgot to order timing set so that will he next got the new litters put in and been working on sanding my intake,it's been a pain but I think it will be worth it in the end.


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That intake looks good, Gonna polish it all up and whatnot?
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That intake looks good, Gonna polish it all up and whatnot?
Ya it's only sanded up to 100 grit and I still gotta get all the little areas done.
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Dang Musta been rough. When I did my alcoas I started at 400 grit
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