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Old 07-26-2012, 10:08 PM
mendezgregorya mendezgregorya is offline
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Default Engine Swap 3.0 to 5.0

hi justhad engine rebuilt last year and had tranny rebuilt this month, looking to add other mods , but was wandering i wanted to put a 5.0 engine in ,which would b the cheapest and easiest fit, the mustand , crown vic or explorer and why?
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:00 AM
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Default Re: Engine Swap 3.0 to 5.0

and would i need to get a new tranny? or the rebuilt one for my truck be enough
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:11 AM
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Default Re: Engine Swap 3.0 to 5.0

What year? Just add your truck info to your signature.

You're going to need a different transmission.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:34 AM
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Default Re: Engine Swap 3.0 to 5.0

sorry yeah i need to get all that done, its a 91 3.0 v6 reg cab long bed
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:18 PM
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Default Re: Engine Swap 3.0 to 5.0

I don't understand why u want to put in a 5.0 if u have already had your 3.0 motor and transmission rebuilt?
Most people wait for their motor to crap out to drop money into a 5.0 swap, not do it after dropping money into rebuilding their 3.0.

Best bet would be to find an Explorer close to the same year as your ranger. In most cases u will need the following: engine, transmission, rear end axle, radiator, computer, wire harness, and such.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:45 PM
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Default Re: Engine Swap 3.0 to 5.0

You have -

Vic, Marquis, etc engines that are low performance OBD-I and have a long front end dress.

Mustang HO OBD-I and have a long front end dress.

1993 HO from a T-Bird has a better cam profile for performance and short front end dress. OBD-I <--- a friend of mine has one of these in a Fairmont and it's a lot of fun

1994/1995 Mustang good performance short front end dress. OBD-I

1996 Explorer OBD-II Good performance, GT40 heads, short front end dress

1997.5+ Explorer OBD-II Good performance, GT40P Heads, short front end dress

Ideally you want an OBD-I engine management system with a short front end dress. Using the longer front end dress is possible, but cooling is sure tough. Plenty of room width wise, but length wise is pretty limited.

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:38 PM
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Default Re: Engine Swap 3.0 to 5.0

im looking to fit a lift kit , exterior things and redo interior before i put in a 5.0, but i had to know what i could do and what was best, thanks for ur opinion and help!
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