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Old 11-10-2007
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A few questions about a 5.0 engine and swap

new to the V8 world, and have read through the many posts.
But I would still like an opinion. And any useful information.

If the fiancee were to let me spend our house money on this would it be a good deal, and what else would i possibly need for the rest of the swap?

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1991 5.0L engine runs excellent (no smoke or oil consumption)

Engine has a fresh tune up and oil change consisting of: Ford racing plug wires,Mobile one filter and oil, ford racing heavy duty cap and rotor, plugs.

The engine has the following modifications: Kirban adjustable fuel regulator, Auto meter fuel pressure gauge, Ford racing silicon hose set, 70MM throttle body and EGR spacer, UPR smog pump delete kit, Mac headers, BBK power pulley's, Brand new motor mounts, and a recent 140 amp alternator.

The trannny is the matching T-5 from the car (1991) Has a steel input shaft, hurst shifter, and a SPEC stage II clutch with stock flywheel (one race season on clutch)

I also have the complete fuel injection harness, minus computer.

If someone wants this all together I will throw in the Mac offroad X pipe with O2 sensors, BBK cold air intake, and ford racing lightweight starter with harness.

$850

If you only want individual parts I want:

$450 for the engine (minus starter, alternator, and hoses)
$450 for tranny without clutch
$100 bux for clutch and flywheel
$75 for off road X pipe and cold air intake
$50 bux for lightweight starter and harness



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This is all the info i have on this right now, but what are your thoughts opinions, suggestions, and anything else that can help me to convince the fiancee to spend that much on the 5.0 if it will work for my application.

Thanks in advance
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Scratch that, being its an older 91 5.0 out of a mustang i think im going to look for a newer v8 exploder motor to swap in.
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Why the change of heart?
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Well i was reading some other posts and people were saying stuff about why put an older higher mileage motor in, when you can find a newer motor with probably less miles.

Plus im not 100% sure how difficult swapping a mustang motor in would be instead of the explorer or such.
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The Explorer V8 has a few special parts that make it more compact than other 5.0's. These parts make it more of a bolt in swap for a 98+ Ranger. 2WD 98+ will need custom motor mount plates.
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Sounds more my style to have it more of a bolt in swap than a modification swap, That way i wont end up running into as many problems with customizing stuff to work, since im pretty new to this. so i'll probably end up looking for an explorer motor then.
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Either way you go it would be smart before you put it in the tare the motor down while you have it out and check bearing and timing chain and put in new oil pump. Its alot easyer and have the peace of mind that all is ok before you put it in. Just because a motor has low miles doesnt mean that its ok on the inside or a gasket that might leak. Good luck. Just my opinion.
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