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GOT THE MOTOR/TRANNY TODAY FROM THE SHIPPING COMPANY.

IM STOOOOKED, ill take pics tonight. Im gonna start rippin the 3.0 out tonight.. Hopefully everything will be in besides tranny this weekend. I have a feeling ill have to wait for the transmission shop to get done with my adapter/output shaft install. bummer :(
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bout time you did something cool.
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lol thx charlie :)
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o no problem. lol. i finally got my new truck as well lol.
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ummm....pics were promised. you need to deliver sir!
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yeah hurry up jeez, I mean I had mine in like the next day...


oh and just keep those headers in the box and ship them to me and I'll let you know if they are cool or not.k good
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FINISH!!! Haha good luck man, this is going to be sick. I'm going to have to drive out to Phoenix to see this when it's done.
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Here's pics of it the first 10 mins it was on my door step :)
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I managed to do some work today to the truck... I installed the computer, cruise cable AND throttle cable... Whew hard stuff is done, now on to the easy stuff, R2 motor lol
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Friday is when i plan to remove the 3.0 and attempt to install the 5.0 w/o transmission... There is a couple things id like to do before i get that tranny installed. Thats pretty much what ill have to wait for when it comes time to drive this thing :(
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Its really funny how interchangeable explorer parts are on rangers. Everything snaps into place with no modifications, its NICE... It's like the ranger was supposed to have this motor in it :-P
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Sweet! Rangers should have come with a 5.0...
Are you still doing this out in Cali?
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No I had to do it in phx instead. I would have done it in cali but the motor took a crap on me so i have to do this swap in 110+ degree weather :( oh well
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Wow, they pretty much sent the whole front clip. Keep us updated!
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No I had to do it in phx instead. I would have done it in cali but the motor took a crap on me so i have to do this swap in 110+ degree weather :( oh well
Damn dood, that's terrible. So bye bye 3.slow huh? At least you had this upgrade in mind! The weather is perfect out in Cali for this swap, but if you have a nice shaded area in Phx it won't be so bad.
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Wow, they pretty much sent the whole front clip. Keep us updated!
Indeed 385 dollars for shipping lol
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MudSlanger,

What year is your setup ?

A quick question for all...

What is the best yeat Explorer V-8 to use for a swap in teh post 2000 Ranger ?
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1999 explorer motor in a 2000 ranger.

Id go with a 99-01 explorer/mountaineer motor for the post 2000 rangers. :) Bob has done his and he has a build thread on it. He has posted in this thread and has a link in his signature. Check it out Sandy :)
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looks good chris!
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Awesome! keep the pics and progress updates coming our way!
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i have to do this swap in 110+ degree weather :( oh well
I am right there with you as I live in Queen Creek and I am in the middle of my 5.0 swap into my 94 ex/cab ranger. Here is a couple of pics of mine.
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Out with the old 3.0
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In with the Explorer 5.0

I have four of these Explorer engines at my place so if you need anything let me know as I might have it......Mike.
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You can run the P heads with most headers... you just need a 90 deg plug boot/wire.
Sorry dude but this is so untrue. The GT40 "P" do not work with most headers. There is a just a few diffrent companys that make a special header just for the "P" heads and they are pricey. I build alot of engines for Mustangs and I use the Explorer heads and intakes and have not found any headers that work on these heads but the one made for "P" heads. The spark plugs lays right on the header tubes in a couple of spots. Here is a pic of an engine I just did last week for a customer.
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cleeeeaaan.

Cant wait to start working on mine again and pep it up
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Nice... Ill hit you up in a bit Mike.

I have more updates now.... the 3.0 is READY to be removed. Just need to undo all the mounting bolts and its out. Here are some pics:
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Sorry dude but this is so untrue.
We could argue this all day long... I think was i was trying to say is that running a p head isnt as big of a deal as people make it out to be.

The mustang guys argue this all the time and if you believe the internet, there are tons of headers that people are using with P heads. You just need to do the research before you buy them.

I am building a motor right now... Its got P heads and a non-P header on it from BBK. Just used 90deg boots and voila.... done.



You can also get a spark plug with a shorter snout on it which will help fitment.

Ps... none of this matters becuase none of the mustang headers will work on a ranger frame.

ok hi-jack over....

Mudslayer- hurry up and get that engine pulled so you can send me my parts!! haha

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damn I forgot how small that t-case looks under there.
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We could argue this all day long... I think was i was trying to say is that running a p head isnt as big of a deal as people make it out to be.

The mustang guys argue this all the time and if you believe the internet, there are tons of headers that people are using with P heads. You just need to do the research before you buy them.

I am building a motor right now... Its got P heads and a non-P header on it from BBK. Just used 90deg boots and voila.... done.



You can also get a spark plug with a shorter snout on it which will help fitment.

Ps... none of this matters becuase none of the mustang headers will work on a ranger frame.

ok hi-jack over....

Mudslayer- hurry up and get that engine pulled so you can send me my parts!! haha
yea but those headers WILL NOT fit in the ranger or explorer... There are only 3 types that will fit in our trucks...

Ford Racing(discontinued)
Torquemonster(expensive)
OEM(restrictive)
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