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Old 03-02-2012, 08:07 PM
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Post 3.0l to 5.0l V8 Swap - I want to compile a complete and detailed list for the swap.

I have read many threads on the 5.0l V8 swap from an Ford Explorer, but many of the parts lists are extremely vague, and it is a little difficult for those who don't know what all of the parts looks like. I read the 4x4 V8 swap list in the thread below and went searching on a Junkyard finder site just to get a general idea of the average prices. Some of the parts I could not find or even verify they were on the engine, because I didn't know what exactly to look for.

I don't want to go into this half-assed and end up with a decommissioned truck or something blown up and I know none of you want that either.

So, what I would like to request (if someone would be so selfless to do so ) that someone who has done the swap try and post a complete list, with image links (Shouldn't be too difficult with Google images) and maybe even average prices. The list has to be more specific than usual, including the names of the hoses (You usually never know what specifics lines you need, it's just generalized)

I think a official list would be beneficial to the community, and help ensure faster, safer, and more efficient build times. Heck even a How-To on the complete swap would be awesome. If anyone can help I would appreciate it and I am sure those on the fence for the swap would too.

P.S. I would even be willing to compile the list myself from parts you post. Hopefully if we get a detailed enough list we can possibly sticky it in the How-To and 8 Cylinder Forums.

Edit: Wasn't sure what forum to post this in, since the 8 Cylinder tech members have a little more knowledge of the subject. Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:56 AM
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Bump, I'm on that fence now!
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:06 AM
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Default Re: 3.0l to 5.0l V8 Swap - I want to compile a complete and detailed list for the swa

ill work on this since i have done a 92 and a 98 5.0 conversion
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: 3.0l to 5.0l V8 Swap - I want to compile a complete and detailed list for the swa

I'm in the process of getting all the parts together for my 5.0 swap into a 2000 4X4 ranger i'm gonna do a complete build thread of everything i get (including prices i paid) and i'll include detailed pictures of how it all goes together. I'll post a link to it once i get it started.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:53 PM
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Default Re: 3.0l to 5.0l V8 Swap - I want to compile a complete and detailed list for the swa

Is it possible to put the Mustang's 5.0 in? I've been thinking about buying a Stang and putting the spare 5.7 Triton I'm about to have into it. Want to do something with the 5-0, so a 2 liter upgrade is perfect
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: 3.0l to 5.0l V8 Swap - I want to compile a complete and detailed list for the swa

coyote or windsor?
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:38 PM
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coyote or windsor?
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: 3.0l to 5.0l V8 Swap - I want to compile a complete and detailed list for the swa

threw me off with the 5.7 Triton, don't know if he's asking about a mod or ohv. could be asking about 5.4 or 351
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:31 PM
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Default Re: 3.0l to 5.0l V8 Swap - I want to compile a complete and detailed list for the swa

I meant 5.4, I don't know what made me say 5.7...Anyway, I found out that the Mustang style I want only has the 4.6
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:56 PM
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I meant 5.4, I don't know what made me say 5.7...Anyway, I found out that the Mustang style I want only has the 4.6
People choose the 5.0 from the explorers because its pretty much a direct bolt on, I believe you can even use the motor mounts from the 5.0 on a Ranger and they work fine. Also with a 5.0 you can keep everything, like your a/c without changing stuff around. If you use another motor such has the 4.6 or anything else it is not a direct bolt up, and will require you to move all the stuff in your engine bay to make it fit. I haven't done this swap, but I've been here well over two years looking at topics and post.

If you don't want to do a ton of fab work, and make custom things, then just use an explorer 5.0, thats why people use that motor.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:52 AM
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Well, then it sounds like I need to sell the 4.6 as soon as I get the Mustang. What you described sounds WAYYYYY too difficult!!! Thanks for saving me all that trouble!
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:12 AM
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Default Re: 3.0l to 5.0l V8 Swap - I want to compile a complete and detailed list for the swa

Just get a 1999 to 2001 5.0 explorer and swap everything over to your ranger. There will be a couple of things here and there that you'll have to get new and that is the driveshaft(s). The other thing that could happen is that you'll need to change the rear end depending on which model of ranger you have. The Edge/Sport models came with the 8.8 inch rearend housing which was basically the same as a mustang and F150. My old ranger had this housing with 31 spline axles and 4.10 rear gears.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:59 PM
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I have the sport model, sorry it took so long to reply, Ive been busy lately with other things
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:16 PM
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I wouldn't mind knowing this as well but my truck is 2wd. :/
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:44 AM
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Default Re: 3.0l to 5.0l V8 Swap - I want to compile a complete and detailed list for the swa

Would this also work in the 2.3 four cyl with five speed?
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