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Old 08-24-2016, 03:19 PM
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:00 PM
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^^^ maybe that's what your truck needs Matt
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:29 PM
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^^^ maybe that's what your truck needs Matt
Most definitely.
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:46 PM
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Should be a low 12 second truck


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Old 08-24-2016, 05:05 PM
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What size is the motor? 5.3?


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Started as a 5.3. It's been bored out to use the ls1 pistons size so it's a 5.7 now.

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Old 08-26-2016, 03:51 PM
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The LS1 is the most common swap for prerunner/mild competition trucks. I know a guy with an LS1 bug. It sees daylight less than Logan's Mach.


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Old 08-26-2016, 04:24 PM
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It sees daylight less than Logan's Mach.
I call BS
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The only reason it's worn out junk is because you've gone 70k miles without changing the oil.
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Old 11-01-2016, 08:54 PM
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Made some progress. Camburg 5.5 kit in while the engine was out. Also put in the mockup block and trans. Looks like it's sitting pretty good in there just a little close to the heater box and alotta close to the steering shaft. Going to be fun fitting headers/manifolds in there.

Mock up https://imgur.com/a/qZ7hc
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:48 AM
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Any updates on this project? I am going to be starting a similar project with my explorer here soon.

What engine mounts are you using? They look like the factory chevy truck mounts.
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:15 AM
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Any updates on this project? I am going to be starting a similar project with my explorer here soon.

What engine mounts are you using? They look like the factory chevy truck mounts.
They are ls swap mounts for an s10. Transdapt 4516. We had to weld some half inch plate to the engine crossmember to go under the chevy mounts to get the oil pan to clear the rack and pinion. May have just sat right in if we had a lower profile oil pan.
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Old 12-03-2016, 02:08 AM
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Does any one know of hand which of the two fuel lines on the tank side of the filter are return and feed. There's a 5/16 in the center and a 3/8 beside it which I assume would be fees because it's larger.

EDIT: I re read some older posts on here it's
the center one that returns

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Old 12-03-2016, 08:39 PM
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Never fear! Even the "returnless" system has a return.

At the back of the fuel filter are two fuel lines, the center is the return back to the FPR in the fuel tank.

All you've got to do is pop the FPR out of it's socket in the fuel pump assembly and then graft the return from the engine to that hose at the back of the filter.

A "pre-returnless" Expo/Ranger filter replaces the newer style and you're in business.

Oh yea, Ford went to returnless starting in '98 on the Ranger, '99 in the Expo.
So that would mean that the inlet is 3/8 and the feed to engine and return are 5/16. arent the pre returnless both 5/16 in and out?
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Old 12-31-2016, 01:13 AM
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Well motor and transmission are in https://imgur.com/UT1iL1X
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Old 12-31-2016, 04:57 AM
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Holy balls on a stick.
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Old 12-31-2016, 10:42 AM
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Damn! Nice! How did you fab up the motor mounts/plates?
How's the clearance on the steering shaft?
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