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Old 08-29-2010, 08:01 PM
wyman00 wyman00 is offline
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Just watch it with the throttle, it's gotten me in trouble a couple of times. Had to remember it's a Ranger, not a Mustang. Have fun with it when you get it done.
Will do, but it's going to be hard to take it easy!!
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

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Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 11-07-2010, 06:12 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Well its been a while...funds have been short, but I have progressed some... I think! Every time I go to do something to my truck, I keep digging deeper. Here's some pics of what i've been up to.










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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

Mods so far:
Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

My build thread--> http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...ger-build.html

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Old 11-07-2010, 06:13 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Yeah! long time man!!! You have to straighten out the pics though! LOL
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:58 PM
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[QUOTE=Clinton;238205]Yeah! long time man!!! You have to straighten out the pics though! LOL[/QUOT

What do you mean by that? I'm always up for some picture takin' advice!
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

Mods so far:
Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 11-07-2010, 08:03 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

When I first saw the thread, It was just codes, no pics
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:40 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Oh ok. I didn't think anybody saw that. lol I've got it now!
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

Mods so far:
Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 11-07-2010, 08:47 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

How much longer till your done with the truck?
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:56 PM
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Hopefully soon! I still need a radiator, waterpump, fan, and fan clutch before i put the body back on. Then I have to figure out all the wiring.
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

Mods so far:
Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 11-22-2010, 05:19 AM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Really glad i only had 3 plugs to deal with on my t5. Looks like the exhaust manifolds are going to be easier than mine. Are you having some one else do the pipes?
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:01 PM
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Really glad i only had 3 plugs to deal with on my t5. Looks like the exhaust manifolds are going to be easier than mine. Are you having some one else do the pipes?
All I have to do for now is rewire my alternater and a/c. I read how to do the alternater, but havent figured out the a/c yet. Right now it's just the cats bolted up to the manifols. I'll probably rig up the rest until I get the money to get it done right.
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

Mods so far:
Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 11-25-2010, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

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Sorry to threadjack but your having a 5sp and the expo having an auto made me think of this...

Will a 5.0 out of an auto expo mate up with a T-5? or is there a bunch of wiring invloved?
Yes, it will bolt up, with the proper bell housing. But I would use the M-5 out of a truck. smoother shifting and more reliable. Just make sure you seal the shift rail plugs. Remove the rubber ones, install 5/8 freeze plugs with silicone and it will last forever. The wiring is a minor issue. personally I would get a computer for a manual transmission equipped car.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:42 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Ok, I got to hear this baby fire up today for the first time ever!! The motor sounds good and it idles well and so far... there is no check engine light! I still have a lot of little things to do but this is a big step!
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

Mods so far:
Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 12-21-2010, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Sweet! Pics? Vids?
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:38 PM
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It's dark right now. I will try to get a video tomorrow. I can't run it too long because I have no cooling fan on it right now. I think I will go electric instead of the clutch fan. I'm just being cheap and trying to find something on craigslist!
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

Mods so far:
Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

My build thread--> http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...ger-build.html
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:13 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

electric fans are cheap these days. just get one off ebay. What are you going to do with the 2.5 and its computer.
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