Want to do a 302 swap
Hey guys, I'm new to the forum, but have been lurking around for some time.
So, i'm stuck in training until the end of February and since my truck will just be sitting at home, i figured it'd be a good time to have a V-8 swapped in! My Truck is a 98 4x4(auto trans), with a 3.0 in it, it is my daily driver, and does see some mud on the weekends. Fortunatly for me my grandfather owns a junk yard, so hopefully i can get most of the parts from him! I'll know more when I talk to him this weekend, but as of right now, i believe he has two possible donors in running condition.
First: I don't know the year(some time in the 90's), but it's an Explorer 4x4, and i know it has a 302
Second: Early 90's Lincoln, i'm pretty sure this is not an HO 302
My grandfather did offer to do the swap for me, and he has the knowledge to do so, but i'm not sure i want him to do it at his age with me not being there.
My question is this, what mods would you recommend i get, what needs to be put on before the engine is put in, what can wait to be upgraded at a later point in time? I want it to be nice, so i'm not set on using all used parts, so don't shy away from suggesting I purchase something if it'll help the engines performance, but let's keep it reasonable! If my grandfather does do this, I want it to be as easy as possible for him. Most likely i'll have someone else do it though.
A secondary question is this, I'm thinking about doing a 4" suspension lift as well, should i do this before, after, does it matter?
Sorry for the long winded post, but i wanted to give you guys as much information as i could. Thanks for any help in advance.
Last edited by Charlie1586; 11-11-2010 at 12:07 PM.