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Old 07-26-2012, 08:51 AM
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Default Re: Which V8 should i use?

GT40 Heads are on 96-97.5 Explorer 5.0L Engines
GT40P Heads are on 97.5+
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:30 PM
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That's good to know, would suck to end up withe the 97, and not the 97.5. The .5 makes a difference lol
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:44 AM
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It's maybe 10 hp nothing crazy
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:51 AM
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Even so, it would suck. I guess you could always put new headers on though.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:39 AM
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GT40P header selection isn't great for Ranger conversions. I run GT40s from a 96, but aftermarket is the best bet
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:04 PM
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How many miles are 302s that have been maintained decently goof for till they need overhauled? 250-300?
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:14 PM
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On 211000 on mine put it in at 187000 ran it so far for a year no real problems a little lifter clatter. Still running strong about to stroke it. Streetracer or Cory had his gone over before sticking it in had 150000 now is well into the 200000 maybe 3 but runs great
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:41 PM
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Ok, I was thinking about putting an overhauled crate engine in, but if they're good for that long then I can save some money buying a whole explorer
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:52 PM
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There was a good reason the 302 was around for nearly 30 years. It was reliable, made good numbers, and could be a easily adaptable engine. Much like the modular engine it was only phased out for more powerful and efficient engines.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:44 PM
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I do miss these old engines, like the 302 and chevys 350 and 454
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:42 PM
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I do miss these old engines, like the 302 and chevys 350 and 454
They still make the 302 under the modular name now.

As in before when they phased out the 302 in favor of fords triton engines (then it was just the 4.6, 5.4, and 6.8 v10) when the brought the 302 back it was added to the family of triton engines. Now I think it goes (4.6 5.0 5.4 5.8 6.2 and the 6.8 v10)
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:07 AM
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Oh I didn't know that. But what I'm saying is I wish they still put 350s in the family car, but then again some of the 4 cylinders in these cars are pretty perky, I just like the old 5,000 lbs cars.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:56 PM
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They still make the 302 under the modular name now.

As in before when they phased out the 302 in favor of fords triton engines (then it was just the 4.6, 5.4, and 6.8 v10) when the brought the 302 back it was added to the family of triton engines. Now I think it goes (4.6 5.0 5.4 5.8 6.2 and the 6.8 v10)
they dropped 4.6 and 5.4 now i believe its just the 5.0 coyote block and the 6.2l v8 and alotta v6s now oh and the 5.8 in the new gt500s
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:00 AM
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they dropped 4.6 and 5.4 now i believe its just the 5.0 coyote block and the 6.2l v8 and alotta v6s now oh and the 5.8 in the new gt500s
The 5.8 is the 5.4 with different more durable piston sleeves. Those sleeves give them 400ccs of engine room, which bumped it to 5.8. They still use the 5.4 in the expeditions and you can still get I as a crate motor I believe. As for the 4.6, they don't use in anymore ford vehicles, but I do believe they sell them to other companies. Like koenigsegg uses fords 4.6 for a few of their cars.
And the v10 is used in fords commercial truck line.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:37 AM
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V10s are in excersions too last I knew
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