Re: New to this whole ford thing. 351w swap?
If you can get everything from the 250 then it's just a matter of making it fit, I have no clue about ease of installation though. So basically +1 what clutch said.
'04 3.0 xlt: thrown rod = dead.
Planned mods: 5.0 swap (got the donor already, it's nardly), 4/5 suspension drop(DONE), traction bars, 8.8swap, 3.55's w/LS . Auto to Manual conversion. Lots more in the works.