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Old 12-05-2011
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^^ thanks chris but wasnt the 95 5.0 mustang obdII
no, they were still obd1, most obd2 stuff didn't really start until 96.. there is not an obd2 5.0 mustang until 2011 haha...94-95 have the plug, but the PCM is not OBD-II compliant. if there was, you wouldn't be able to find them because way too many people would swap the wiring and computer into their mustangs after going turbo ect
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^^^ ahh ok i understand thanks for the info

sorry for the thread jack
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Nice progress. Love polished intakes....but you needs more polish like a friggen mirror like this
http://www.modularfords.com/forums/f...inside-134173/
that looks really good but almost tooo good haha
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Old 12-07-2011
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I don't have all the fancy tools they do an orbital and triangle sander is way I use
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Not much progress lately received my timing set went with a trickflow double roller. I'm waiting on my arp oil pump shaft and I can finish buttoning up the bottom and front of the motor.
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Received some parts bringing the thread back alive
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Today's progress everything is on and buttoned up

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Some more goodies

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More updates put my traction bars on today



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ive always wanted to put a 5.0 in my 98. if you dont mind me asking whatd you pay for the engine and how many miles were originally on it?
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Old 02-23-2012
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ive always wanted to put a 5.0 in my 98. if you dont mind me asking whatd you pay for the engine and how many miles were originally on it?

I paid 250 for the motor wiring harness ecu
I believe it had 100k
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Received some more parts today

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Pretty much finished my intake tonite have a few places to touch up but here it is.





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I got a 98 for $800 that was rolled over. Runs great.going to do my swap in may
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ok guys i got away from the project for a while but im back at it now started pulling the 2.5 today few more bolts and it will be ready to come out.



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Can't wait to see this thing done!
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Goal to drive it next spring should be running by this winter though
Goal for tonight is finish pulling motor n trans hooked up the hoist last nite.
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I am a newbie with a 95 Ranger w. four banger and a 5 spd, 2 WD. I have thought about the swap of a 5.0 v8. Have been reading these threads of the Explorer engine and have a stupid question. Why couldn't one swap a Mustang 5.0 with 5 spd and electronics in Ranger, as compared to an Explorer? Did you consider this?
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I am a newbie with a 95 Ranger w. four banger and a 5 spd, 2 WD. I have thought about the swap of a 5.0 v8. Have been reading these threads of the Explorer engine and have a stupid question. Why couldn't one swap a Mustang 5.0 with 5 spd and electronics in Ranger, as compared to an Explorer? Did you consider this?
you can, people do it nearly as often, however, most 302s in mustangs tend to be treated 'decently' and therefore stay with the car. Most folks with expos use them as a DD and then sell them for cheap because, lets face it, its an expo.
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Well guys here's how it sits as a half hr ago





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Good progress! Keep it coming man. Nice to see things moving again.
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thanks feels good to have the motor out and start moving forward again
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V8 swap

Newbie here again. Thanks to rangerunner11 for the reply. Ques for both RR11 and FR1998, as you both are way ahead of me, am I to assume that both the Explorer and Mustang 5.0 will bolt right up; and what about mounts for both the engine and the tranny? I see in your photo FR1998 that the engine and tranny, as one looks ready to drop right in. Also photos of brackets (painted black). What are they for? I have identified locally a 1997 Explorer with beat up body with eng miles of 191,000 for $1000 and a 97 Mustang convert (decent body & top) with eng miles of 206,000 for $1500. I could buy either one and swap everything without modifying stuff. What do you think?
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