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Old 02-11-2010, 07:30 PM
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well the only problem with getting a drive train out of a wrecked mustang 5speed and all is that my truck is a 4x4 so unless you know of a tcase that hooks to a stang trans thats out. also mustang parts would probably be expensive where as explorer and expedition stuff might be cheaper and more plentiful.
 
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:45 PM
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Alright, I figured going with that big of an engine in that small of a truck you were making a hotrod.
 
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:05 PM
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wonder if they just needed to get rid of some excess engines and dumped them into the Expy's?
Could be. Ford has done stranger things.
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:51 PM
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Alright, I figured going with that big of an engine in that small of a truck you were making a hotrod.

lol well i live in wyoming. around here hotrods are 4x4 lol. but im gunna lift it and run like 32inch tires and stuff and i want plenty of power. and i just like the looks of it and i cant leave stuff alone.
 
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:19 PM
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that 4.6 is a very wide engine. its as wide as a big block. if you have ever seen one in a early mustang the shocktowers are usually removed and a mustang ll crossmember installed. if you look at classic truck mag they are building a early 70s pickup and were having a little trouble figuring the wiring out. ford will not sell the connectors so the aftermarkets having trouble keeping up with a universalharness.the guys at ford supplyed one but had to come help connect it. the throttle is drive by wire and with obd ll (96 and newer) there are anti theft issues. on another note... some of the early (late 91 and 92s) have the same bellhousing boltpattern as a 66andlater 289,302 (5.0)
351w and 351c..... thats c not m. although these are cast not alum blocks. that build in the mag is called bumpside buildoff. i hopes this helps.
 
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:12 PM
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I will have to check that out.
 
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by galaxie641 View Post
The Teksid blocks are THE block to have and they were never in F150's. They are a DOHC engine and you were asking about SOHC. I am not entirely sure there was an all aluminum 2V 4.6L.
2002-2003 (maybe 2004) 4.6 2V Explorers came with aluminum blocks. It was the first and weakest iteration of the WAP block.
 
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All Mustang GT's 2005 and later have them along with the 3 valve heads. They make 300 honest horsepower. My Mustang five speed is quite impressive.

You are very wise for seeking an aluminum engine for your Ranger. The weight savings will make a big difference in handling.
 
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Originally Posted by MBDiagMan View Post
The weight savings will make a big difference in handling.
I agree-the weight savings in the aluminum block from when I swapped out the engine in the Tbird was HUGE. My scale said 83 lbs difference between the iron Romeo 2V block, and the aluminum WAP 2V block.
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well yea the weight is the main reason i was looking for an aluminum one. havent started checking the junkyards yet so not sure how available they are around here.
 
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well yea the weight is the main reason i was looking for an aluminum one. havent started checking the junkyards yet so not sure how available they are around here.
Check for '93-'98 Lincoln Mark VIII's, '02-'03 Explorers, '96-'01 Cobras, and '02-'03 Marauders. There are MANY old Lincoln Mark VIII's out there with cheap engines available,and those are the best version of the aluminum 4.6L block(along with the '96-'98 Cobra).
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ok ill keep that year and model list in mind when i get around to check around the junkyards.
 
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my 04 mach1 mustang had an aluminum block. crazy fun engine. would rev to 7K rpm stock, and with a 5 speed.......very fun. good swap for a light little truck.
 
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Originally Posted by Johnny Langton View Post
Check for '93-'98 Lincoln Mark VIII's, '02-'03 Explorers, '96-'01 Cobras, and '02-'03 Marauders. There are MANY old Lincoln Mark VIII's out there with cheap engines available,and those are the best version of the aluminum 4.6L block(along with the '96-'98 Cobra).
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93-98 Lincoln Mark VIII's were all 4 valve right ? is there any problem with using that entire motor in a 97 F150 that was originally fitted with a cast iron 2 valve 4.6 ?
Should I watch out for anything. I'm currently nursing a broken truck (with 300K on the motor but only issue seems to be a head gasket leak) and rebuilding that motor is beyond my $$$ expertise. 93-98 Mk 8 motors are cheap with low miles. Thinking of swappig and running it.
 
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Best to buy the whole damn car off Craigslist... As there are plenty of 93-98 Lincoln Mark VIII's out there for cheap. That way you get it all. Computer. Intake. Exhaust. Sensors...etc...
 

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