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Update on my Truck

I havnt been on much and i dont know how many of you know whats going on with my truck. So i decided id make a post of some of the progress. I blew up the 3.0 and decided i was taking the step to the 5.0.
A mechanic friend of my Dad (mike), is helping with the swap as a side project of sorts letting me use all the shop lifts, tools etc. I was planning on doing it at home but it woulda been a pain with my shedule and lack of cherry picker good air tools, lift etc. As of now the stock is all out and the 5.0 is being put in, and should hopefully be done the end of this week, if we get to work on it a good amount. here are some details/plans...

- Complete 5.0 and trany from a 99 explorer
- T-case from and expedition
- MAC intake
- MSD plug wires
- Baumann shift kit
- 2.5" Y-pipe to 2.5" flowy 40 series SIDO
- TM headers soon..waiting a month or so, or might use the ole tax return :)
(Ive got cast now..but they are alot better than the stainless Tubular ones)
- Mild Comp cam sometime this summer as well, and then im done for modding it besides a tune

Here are a few pics for now...

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The tag is on the mirror because it was in to inspect the damage of the 3.0
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Da Goods!
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Looking good. What are you gonna be reusing and what are you replacing as far as underhood? Tranny? Man, if we don't stop it theres gonna be more V8 Rangers here than there are stock engine Rangers
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nothing but wires and some smaller components are staying from the 3.0, all the rest is 5.0

if i had the 4.0 at first, id prolly just had fixed it and just sc'd it if i wanted more power. but i wasnt about to buy up a whole new 3.0.
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Nice to hear from ya. Can't wait to see (& hear) the wheelin' vids of this bad boy when she's done. DEEP WEDGEWOOD BLUE FOREVER!
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Lookin good bro, glad to hear about the progress!
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hell yeah man, i cant wait to hear it. i just really cant wait to drive my damn truck, its been like 2 months. And ive got a pile of crap just waiting to be added once i get it home
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hell yeah man, i cant wait to hear it. i just really cant wait to drive my damn truck, its been like 2 months. And ive got a pile of crap just waiting to be added once i get it home
hahaha, I know how that is man! I've got so much crap to put on my truck yet......and more on the way =]
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hahaha, I know how that is man! I've got so much crap to put on my truck yet......and more on the way =]
lol...same here guys.
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nice man!
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lol...same here guys.
You still working on that slave for the last year and a half?.....per your avatar

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haha or getn tires for those rims!
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heck yea man..i kinda sorta knew this but oh wow!
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damn Andy!!! lookin real good man!!!
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Very cool, keep us updated on the install...
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you know we like pictures!
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good luck for getting it done this week!

tis ganna be sweet. you know you will be breaking stuff right? lol
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cool beans!
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You still working on that slave for the last year and a half?.....per your avatar


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haha or getn tires for those rims!

Yea....I just can't get the darn flywheels bolts off....or the exhaust "Y" back in. HAHA....funny guys, I'm laughing. I like my 1.5 yr old avatar. Old school.
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Old school.

made me think of Final Destination 3! lol..

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Looking good man. Definitely gonna have to hear that thing when it gets done. Awesome stuff.
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good to hear the update on the truck man. def make some vids when u get the monster in
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Nice, you going to rebuild the 5.0 and trans before it goes in your truck?
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so i may have missed something, but how did u blow up your engine???
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Lol and you thought you were getting ticketed a lot before...


T5????
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Just curious, what shop is that? It looks Familiar, But then again I used to hang out in a lot of shops.

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