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So I take it it'll be ready to rock and roll when you get back home?
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Hoping so. Goal is by XMAS!

Transmission just got completed as well.
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Nice! When are you coming back stateside?
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I'm coming home for holidays then right back out here again. Not sure how long I'll be out here, but I know I have my 347 to come home to. (No wife, no kids)
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I'm swapping a 4.0 into mine. It was also from an exploder. My truck is a 98 and the 4.0 is from a 93 explorer. Do you have any tips for wiring? I have everything in, except the wiring part. I'm feeling pretty stuck at this point, but hey, I have Ranger Forums haha
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I'm not the best with wiring either. I suggest getting the wiring diagram for each year off of eBay.

Otherwise try PM'ing win or RonD on these forums, they really know their ****.
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Having some trouble with the headers. The mustang shorty's I bought don't fit and neither will the torque monsters. Between my A/C being in the way and my coilover shock mount I don't know what I'm going to do. I would like to keep my A/C & Heat :(

Any ideas guys? I need a super custom header made. Other then that, she's in! Working on the wiring now.
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How about just a pair of OEM Ford style cast manifolds (late '97 - 01 Expo/Mountaineer)?

Not great flowing (but better than the early Expo V8 tubular manifolds) but very very tight to the engine.

Oh, and cheap too!

Block off the EGR port and you might be golden.
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I got the biggest exhaust valves on the edelbrock heads :( I don't want to restrict it

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Try getting the dimensions between the heads and coil towers/support and calling Adavanced Adapters, their "log" style headers might, just might be tight enough to work.

Or, looking at custom headers built to fit??
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I think custom headers is the only way to go at this point. Hopefully they aren't too expensive I'm already way over budget with this build lol

I'll contact Advanced Adapters and let you know what they say!
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You shouldn't have much issue making your money back on the Torque Monsters, so that would definitely help make up the cost of custom headers.
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I didn't actually buy the torque monsters yet, because after seeing the summit ones I know the torque monsters won't fit since this isn't really a stock swap. I'm going to have to hit up some header shops and see what they can do for me.
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Ended up getting some blockhugger headers and it looks like we might be in business!!
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yeah I noticed when I had my 302 in the ranger that headers were going to be a problem with space between the shock hoops and block. I'm planning on setting the new motor back enough to clear them with no problem. Or run a turbo setup which will put the manifolds up and away from them.
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What did you end up doing to clear it while it was in?
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I never ended up running any aftermarket headers while I had the 5.0 in it. But mainly because I could never get a for sure answer on measurements to drop the coin on the TM's. I was always just going to buy a kit of bends etc. and make my own. Now that I have gone away from the stock formation of my truck so far, I'm not too worried about cutting the body up or notching a frame rail to make some full size headers fit. if I move the engine back some that is.
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block type headers

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Ended up getting some blockhugger headers and it looks like we might be in business!!
I was wondering where you got the block hugger headers and do u think they would work on my 4x4. I'm gonna go long travel and don't want to buy the tm ones if they wont fit once I put big shock hoops in.
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I had to lift up my engine a couple **** hairs in order to clear even the block huggers, the driver side went in just fine, passenger side needed some minor modifications but clears the coilover shock mounts and everything else. Got the driveshaft in as well. Just need to finish the return line and pull out the fuel pump and I'm just about ready to fire it up.










Blockhuggers I used:
Sanderson Headers Blockhugger Headers FF6302P - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing

Driveshaft is 66 1/2
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Passenger side header modification complete.



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nice!.. that drive shaft is beautiful! haha
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Long as hell lol
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hah yeah I bet, being 2wd and all.
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Went to the local hose repair shop and had them marry the explorer power steering hose to the 3.0 fitting. Came out nice!



Got to finish running the return line and install the high performance fuel pump and we are ready to fire. Stand by for first startup video!!!!
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Got two plugs not sure where they go. They sit in back by firewall next to fpr.



Halp!
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