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i found a 1998 explorer with the 5.0 engine for sale

if any one is interested in ontario

mavis auto wreckers has 1 for sale

this place is in mississauga
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How much are they asking for it?
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i will ask tomorrow
when i pick up my exploder leaf springs

on a side note
that exploder has the weirdest rear axle i have ever seen
it has a large circular disk on the side of casing with a shock absorber mounted to it and the frame

i will post a picture tomorrow
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do they have a 96 by any chance?
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i will find out tomorrow
2 99`s
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I am looking for an explo with GT-40 heads lol... im being picky i guess!
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The ex's run 3 shocks on the axle. The third one is in the center and keep the pinion from rocking up.

FWIW, i had my wrecked 98 5.0 delivered for 650.

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Hit a curb ripped the front wheel off bent the frame after the control arms. Also busted the rack.

YMMV
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Last I remember hearing is in Ontario it is Illegal to put a motor older then your vehicle (ex. 1998 motor in a 1999 truck). I may or maybe not be correct on this one just make sure the government will pass a safety on before you go and do all this work.
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you are correct lazler

switching to a carb engine when it came from the factory with fuel injection
the ministry will confiscate your vehicle
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what kind of heads are gt-40 ( special markings ?? )

if you happen to have a picture post it up

i will print it and check
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All 5.0 V8 Explorers got the GT-40P heads. Which are different from the GT-40 head. The P head has the spark plugs coming out at a different angle, which requires special headers.

I'm pretty sure the GT-40 heads only came on 93-95 Cobra's and some crate motors.

GT-40P heads can be ID'd by the "GTP" on the head.


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i will take some pictures and post back later
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due to some dead batteries i could not take pictures

but i could not see any raised markings on the heads

but there is a big V with a #8 in between the V
and a raised oil fill neck
if that is any info
( they also have a couple of generation 3 rangers )

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All 5.0 V8 Explorers got the GT-40P heads. Which are different from the GT-40 head. The P head has the spark plugs coming out at a different angle, which requires special headers.

I'm pretty sure the GT-40 heads only came on 93-95 Cobra's and some crate motors.

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96's and very early explorers with 5.0s came with the original gt-40 heads as far as my research as seen online, early 97s have some but the eventually all went to p heads,

I plan on trying to find a similar motor and do plan to stick to efi, i dont know what the misistry will do, as long as the motor is efi and so is my truck it shouldnt matter what year it is, i was told by going to a v8 in the ranger it automatically puts me in a hot rod category for the etest,


Well see i guess, all in time, and go from there


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you had better double-check on that idea

i am pretty sure that ontario emission laws state that the replacement engine must be the same year or newer
( the same cubic inch size ,,i am not sure about )
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Did you ever get a chance to ask what they want for the 5.0 explorer?
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i will stop in and ask
when i down there next week

if anyone is interested ,, you would be better off buying the engine/tranny/trans-case combo
together
he would probably give a better deal that way
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I'd definitely be interested if the right project comes up. Since I sold the Mustang I've been looking for a new project!
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just a heads up
i will be stopping in the wrecker today to take pictures
( i forgot to bring my usb/camera cable with me )
so i will post the pictures up here on sunday when i return home
i will take as close-up shots as i can

i will ask mark how much he is asking for the engine/tranny/trans-case combo
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okay. i stopped by the wrecker today

the owner says he will sell the engine / tranny / trans-case for $1000.00 dollars
he will need 1 day to remove the combo for you
( he requires atleast a down payment 1st )

this explorer also has the lift struts attached to the hood hinges
( never seen that before on any explorer )
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i also forgot to mention ,,,
anybody up for explorer factory gray leather seats
the driver side need some TLC
the passenger side is mint

99 explorer
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Make sure to get the battery cables and the fuel pump too. The regulator intank has a lower pressure than your ranger.

I would get a new radiator but the donor will work well too.
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