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New Under Hood Mod

I went on a junkyard run this morning-I was looking for a new throttle body shroud/cover for the 4.0. i popped the hood on an Explorer just for the hell of it after I found what i was looking for and saw something a little different, so I snagged it to see if I could make it work.
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I had to do a little trimming here and there and fab up som brakets to mount it, but I think it looks pretty Bad @ss. A couple of coats of Fusion gloss black and on it went.
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I'll probable paint the "4.0L SOHC" silver--or maybe some silver leaf.
How do you like it?
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I like that! I see a very popular new mod in the making now.
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I think it looks pretty good, might have to try and find one
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i ripped mine off of my truck, plastic that blocks engine access because you dont like looking at your actual motor ftl.
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i ripped mine off of my truck, plastic that blocks engine access because you dont like looking at your actual motor ftl.
Why are 99% of your posts negative eh?


OP: Great Mod! Looks a lot better then the original 4.0L Covers!
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I like that! I see a very popular new mod in the making now.
i agree! and your timing is perfect! i was working on my truck today and forgot to put this cover back on and i ran it over lol
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Looks great! I can't remember what my original cover looks like... now I'm going to have to run outside and check! lol
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Looks good.
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Yea!! I really like.. Wonder if they make one for the 3.0's also???
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Yeah, that's the cover that came on 1997-early 2001 OHC 4.0 Expys
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Awesome mod. Looks very cool.
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Why are 99% of your posts negative eh?
x2!... Ive gotten to where when I see his avatar I assume its a negative post not worth reading...

OP: sweet lil mod ya got there!
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looks pretty good actually
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x2!... Ive gotten to where when I see his avatar I assume its a negative post not worth reading...
Thinking back on it you are both very right.





SWEET!! That looks way better than the dinky one on the Ranger.



Lol for backing over yours.
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Good job, looks great, I think painting the letters silver would be a nice touch.
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Looks good deff paint the letters. That will make it look just that much better!
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painting the letters would set it off i think
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Yea!! I really like.. Wonder if they make one for the 3.0's also???
Expos never came with 3.0s so nothing like that. Here is a wikipedia list of 3.0 Vulcan vehicles:

* 19871997 Ford Aerostar
* 19862007 Ford Taurus
* 19862005 Mercury Sable
* 19901992 Ford Probe
* 19912008 Ford Ranger
* 19921994 Ford Tempo
* 19921994 Mercury Topaz
* 19942007 Mazda B3000
* 19952001 Ford Windstar


Start lookin'!

Oh and the newer Duratec 3.0 that is in Escapes and stuff. Maybe there is a cool one of that?
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Pretty sweet!
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Thanks Guys-
I fabbed-up some new brackets tonight when I got home from work. The aluminum that I originally used was kinda thin, so I snagged a stick of 1/8"x1/2" aluminum stock from work and used the originals as patterns, plus added a fourth one. They're in the garage now--a couple of coats of Rustoleum Spray-on bedliner and the brackets disappear in the engine compartment. More pics soon.
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i ripped mine off of my truck, plastic that blocks engine access because you dont like looking at your actual motor ftl.
Total *******!
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Pics of the mounting locations and brackets:
I put some yellow tape on the back ones so they're easier to pick out in the pics-they pretty much blend in and disappear with the Rusto Bed liner.
Back two mount using bolts from the intake manifold:
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Front two mount to the throttle body where the original Ranger 4.0 shroud mounted:
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Just have to mess around with the brackets to get everything to line-up and look straight.
Used some short 10-24 SS screws as studs or posts-drop the shroud over the posts and fasten with 10-24 SS acorn nuts and 1/4" SS flat washers(the washers fit in the recesses perfectly).
Hopefully these shots will help anyone who wants to try this.

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that does help a lot. i plan on trying this hopefully this weeked
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I also had to repaint the shroud tonight-I tried to paint the 4.0 silver, but it turned out $hitty, so I sanded it off, sprayed a few coats of Fusion on it, and I'm going to put some "silver leaf" on the raised areas Friday. Pics then if it turns out OK.
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i thought aerostars had 4.0L's. that does look nicer. too bad ford didn't give us an intake to be proud of.
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