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Old 09-23-2013
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What all little things do I need for a V8 swap?

Hey guys, I am gearing up to do a V8 swap. But I am pretty burdened down with school so I wanna make sure I have all the parts ready before I get started. (Also it is a 70km round trip to the place I can hopefully work at)

Anyways. Based off of this thread

How to install a 1996 Explorer 5.0L into a 1995-1997 Ranger

I know I will need these things:

-headers
-oil filter adaptor and also an engine stud then?
-oil filter mount (is that the right term for where you screw on the filters?)
-oil cooler delete (basically just a hose from engine to radiator on both ends?)
-electric fans (any recommendations?)
-power steering hose from a 96 f150?

I plan to order alot of this from summitracing. So if anyone can help me that would be sweet. Main question I what headers will work? 96 explorer to a 96 ranger.

Also...I am using the expo and ranger mounts so I won't need those. Driveshafts will also be taken care of.
The engine stud confuses me a bit as well...female to male adaptor, any specific threads?

I know I ask alot of questions but I wanna make sure I don't half start a project then find out I got wrong things or did something wrong or what not. Thanks guys
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Hopefully this is helpful for anyone in my situation in the future:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/trd-1413
Looks like this will work, 2 inlets and outlets. Basically just plug one of each an inlet and outlet?

3/4 - 16 inch is the inlet? So that will be one end of the "adaptor"

OK moving on. The filter relocation kit...something like this?
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g4985-1


OR...would this single item be all I need? I am a little confused about the adaptor and the mount and how they are different haha


Headers: I think these will work for my situation:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/he...view/make/ford
Pretty sure the shortys will work

These are the long tube equivalents I believe:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/he...view/make/ford

I do not know if these will work with clearances tho. Anyone know? I will search google later.

Fans...dunno what to do about that. I wanna go with E-fan's. Not sure which one. Try to find a taurus E-fan? Buy from summit?

Edit: the long headers look like they won't fit. Clearance on the front driveshaft it looks like
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just read over that swap thread, didnt realize it was that difficult putting a 5.0 in an older ranger. Kind of glad I lucked into my 98
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Hmm. I didn't think it looked all that bad. I was under the impression that 98 and up was harder due to frame changes and less clearances
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It may be? my 98 was easy but then again the explorer uses the same frame so everything is designed to fit
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