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Old 09-30-2006
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what transmission do you plan on running? When the motor and all is out are you going to paint under the hood?

Btw, have you gotten the motor mounts for it yet? headers? oil filter relocation kit? radiator? Just trying to help you out. (have same setup ...well almost. I use mine for daily driving and straight line racing. )
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Old 10-01-2006
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I'm going to run a c-5 for now I have 2 so when I blow one I have a spare. I am waiting on my wife to go back to work so I can place my order with summit for the headers oil filter kit and I have a radiator I am going to use.
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hey man, just out of curiosity, how much did you pay for the donor 5.0+tranny (just the ones that actually worked out) and did they come out of a marquis too?
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Ahh, running a c4 here. No problem with driveshaft lineup and did not have to shorten it. I plan on putting in my built AOD I had in the mustang though.

Here is a trick with the oil filter kit. Install the plate on the motor FIRST before it goes in the truck. Also. Have it all plumbed to the filter before hand as well. I had to get some longer lines made to relocate where I wanted to.
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Old 10-03-2006
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hey man, just out of curiosity, how much did you pay for the donor 5.0+tranny (just the ones that actually worked out) and did they come out of a marquis too?
the c-5 tranny is the one I had in the truck and the extra was 100 bucks. The motor came out of a bronco i believe and was 350 from the junk yard. Once I replace the things that needed to be replaced the new motor will probably cost me around 500 not counting headers and things to bolt on to the outside of the motor
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Old 10-03-2006
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Ahh, running a c4 here. No problem with driveshaft lineup and did not have to shorten it. I plan on putting in my built AOD I had in the mustang though.

Here is a trick with the oil filter kit. Install the plate on the motor FIRST before it goes in the truck. Also. Have it all plumbed to the filter before hand as well. I had to get some longer lines made to relocate where I wanted to.
The c4 and c5 are basically the same tranny but the c4 is stronger. I wanted a c4 but couldn't find one cheap so i am just going to run the c5 til i blow it up.
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Old 10-04-2006
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Here is the Equipment Console that will be mounted on the floor between the 2 seats.

The first piece of equipment is a switch box for my emergency lights. the next piece is a scanner, then there is a set of cup holders, and finally the CB.
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The motor came out of a bronco i believe and was 350 from the junk yard.
what type of bronco? (year & such)
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what type of bronco? (year & such)
I can't remember exactly right this minute but i think it was a late 80's full size bronco. It was a roller motor so it is probably around 87 or 88
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Alright good to see progress on the 5.0 swap can't wait til my 2.8 takes a crap so i can do the same.

Now you have to paint the flames green, so that "mean green torqin' machine" will match the whole truck

Looking good Mikey!
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Old 10-07-2006
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Alright good to see progress on the 5.0 swap can't wait til my 2.8 takes a crap so i can do the same.

Now you have to paint the flames green, so that "mean green torqin' machine" will match the whole truck

Looking good Mikey!
I am actually thinking of taking some small tape and taping off the outside edge of the flames and making them outlined flames instead of the whole front of the truck. I think i will like that better. The truck will definatly be green and black Maybe I'll name it "The Mean Green Machine" or something liek that I haven't thought of it yet.
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Well I worked on the motor yesterday with some free time. It is mostly back together. I bolted down the intake and finished off all the small head stuff. I'm ready to put the chrome valve covers on today. I ordered the headers and oil filter relocation kit from JEG's they should be here on Friday. I have a T-Stat & Water Pump coming from advanced auto parts today. I'm going to call the junk yard and try to find a 2 barrel carb to go on the intake. If I find one I'll get a rebuild kit for it from Advanced also. I will be ordering the motor mounts this afternoon from James Duff. Hopefully I will be able to hear it run by the end of the month. Once I get all the stuff bolted to the motor I will take some more pics.
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Swwweeeeeet! You'll have to get some pics of the install for us. A 302 swap is on the to do list for my range. Even though it probably won't happen until its registered as an antique.
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The second motor was decent but fell over at the shop while on the stand and got pretty busted up
Man id have to find a new shop after that, and waiting over 2 months just to find that the first engine was no good.
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Old 11-25-2006
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You don't find a new shop when it is run by your buddy and all the labor is free. **** happens and it wasn't my buddies shop that took 2 months for the machine shop but I wasn't in a hurry for it so it was ok.
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Motor mounts are on the frame motor is together I just need to get some more time to pull the trans get some work done to it and then get the motor back in with the reworked trans. I'll try and get some pics up next week.
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if you are going with the T5, then get the world class tranny upgrade for it. t5 is decent stock, but when pushed too much, tends to die.


or just get a tko
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Old 11-28-2006
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Probably going to go with either a C5 or C4 Trans. I have a C5 I just need to have it made 4wd with a new output shaft.
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How long until we get to see it out on the trails again, Mike?
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Old 12-01-2006
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Earl called me today offering me spot to ride tomorrow but I have to much going onto make it. I am hoping that a mid to late jan meet in wharton will be my time to show off the new 5.0 Trust me I can't wait to get that thing back running again. I have missed playing in the mud.


I found out today that I have a c-5 currently in the truck so I have to decide now if I just want to leave the c-5 in there and run it until it blows up or swap it out with the c-5 I have that is untested but is supposed to be a good trans.
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Old 12-02-2006
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Well since you've got two trannies, use the one that is in there til it dies, that will give you some time to have the other one beefed up to handle the extra power. Unless you dont feel like doing it twice. But a tranny swap is easy enough if you ask me, might as well save some money for the time being. You'll need to (or at least try to) take it easy on the new motor until its broken in anyway, so that might buy a little more time with the old trans.
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Yeah thats probably what i'm going to do.
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Well there was some mix up with the trans. The trans i bought for 100 bucks was actually a c4. the output shaft was removed from the original c5 and I rebuilt the c4. The trans is now attached to the motor and the whole package is sitting on the floor of the shop. Hopefully next weekend I will be able to fit the motor and trans into the truck.
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wow...its seems that ur swap is takin a long time...thumbs up on it though!...
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it may take long but atleast its done right!...good work man keep working hard so we can see pics
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wow...its seems that ur swap is takin a long time...thumbs up on it though!...
Yeah it is takin a while and I just want to get it done now but. This is a side project and I've been busy. Plus when you have to work around your buddies shop time and do it on off weekends and evenings you don't get that much time to work on it in a straight shot. Money has been the big problem to many other things to spend it on and not enough to spend on a V8 swap. I am hoping to have it up and running soon enough I'm chomping at the bit to go wheelin for real not just ridin around in the mud like I do now with the F150.
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