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Old 05-01-2010, 05:41 AM
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When I first got my truck it had a white fender a blue fender a white tailgate and a white hood I've had it for almost two years I just got it painted in feb. I you are gonna rebuild the motor yourself Id go that route.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:50 AM
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I was looking at the explorer 5.0 swaps...... Might be better actually. From what i've just read, it's fairly easy. At least according to the TRS site anyhow.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:52 AM
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I just am not sure what the difference is between them, not much on mechanics just yet. LOL I will be LOL
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:58 AM
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Yeah exo 5.0 seems popular so must be a good swap. I'm only part of this site a s trf
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94 xlt 5spd longbed,
Was a built 2.3 turbo currently no motor or trans
5.0 swap coming soon
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:59 AM
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I was looking at the explorer 5.0 swaps...... Might be better actually. From what i've just read, it's fairly easy. At least according to the TRS site anyhow.
Do it!!! Welcome to the crew!!
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I think Henry just shit himself
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Its kind of like that carnival game "Whack A Mole" but with guns! Haha
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:10 AM
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I've got a question, when I go to get a new engine for my truck, should I get a new one, or rebuilt?

I want to put a 302 in it. new, they're roughly 8 grand, rebuilt, seems to be about $1600.

Other than obvious price difference, are there any issues I should watch for with rebuilt engines vs new?
Just out of boredom...

Buying new you know what you are getting and it will come with a warranty. Not all used engines will. That's more of what you are paying for then anything. The upside to used is that they are cheaper. But you probably will not get a warranty, nor will you get service records, and anything important like they changed the cam or plugs when, plus what was the storage like on the engine. If it say outside in the open uncovered you could be in for a huge headache.

With a used engine check all the fluids that are left in it, get as much info as you can about it, and do a compression check. I don't care what it takes you to do that, dragging home a beat motor with a dead cylinder after spending all day pulling it really pisses me off!!!

I can go either way on this, for me it more matters about funding. With a used engine I won't be as afraid to beat on it cuz I know I can get another cheap lol The new engine I'd take some better care of
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I think Henry just shit himself
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Its kind of like that carnival game "Whack A Mole" but with guns! Haha
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:21 AM
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Seems so, I asked over in the V8 section about the whole thing anyhow, couldn't find anything specific to what I wanted to know.... But I can tell, this is gonna be a long project LOL
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:24 AM
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I can go either way on this, for me it more matters about funding. With a used engine I won't be as afraid to beat on it cuz I know I can get another cheap lol The new engine I'd take some better care of
This is also what I'm considering as well, if I screw it up while learning to work on it, it won't hurt nearly as bad. I'll probably end up going to an actual shop to get one, chances are the folks there will have taken care of it. But, I could be lying to myself too LOL
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:39 AM
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Seems so, I asked over in the V8 section about the whole thing anyhow, couldn't find anything specific to what I wanted to know.... But I can tell, this is gonna be a long project LOL
Lol that's what half the fun is. Taking the time to make your project.
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I think Henry just shit himself
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Its kind of like that carnival game "Whack A Mole" but with guns! Haha
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:44 AM
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This is also what I'm considering as well, if I screw it up while learning to work on it, it won't hurt nearly as bad. I'll probably end up going to an actual shop to get one, chances are the folks there will have taken care of it. But, I could be lying to myself too LOL
Lol good luck with that, I know shops that beat the crap out of stuff lol I work at the railroad, trust me
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I think Henry just shit himself
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Its kind of like that carnival game "Whack A Mole" but with guns! Haha
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:54 AM
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I hate it when you wanna buy something, the store says it has it, then you go there and it's not the right item.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:55 AM
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or when they say they have it and they dont.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:55 AM
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yup and...
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:56 AM
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:58 AM
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no actually, this post is over 9000!

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