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What engine do you want?

Discussion in 'Explorer Related Polls' started by X24, January 26, 2002.

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    What's your favorite engine?

    1. 4.0L OHV

      36 vote(s)
      10.0%
    2. 4.0L SOHC

      53 vote(s)
      14.8%
    3. 5.0L V8

      179 vote(s)
      49.9%
    4. Diesel (Dreaming)

      63 vote(s)
      17.5%
    5. Other

      41 vote(s)
      11.4%
    Multiple votes are allowed.
    1. leenjen

      leenjen Explorer Addict

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      a DOHC 4.0 would kick ass.
      my mazda 626 has a DOHC 2.5 V-6 and it's surprisingly quick. but a lot of it might be the 4.28 gears
       
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    3. greengeeker

      greengeeker New Member

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      SC 5.4 Lightning v8. i would find it fun to bs with some guy at the gas station (would be there often) and convincing him that it is stock and can be found at the local dealer.
       
    4. CAC91

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      I think I'd stick with the pushrod 4 liter between the given choices. How can you go wrong with the worst sounding engine in history? And by the way, what is a canfield headed engine? Perhaps someone means a Cleveland or Modified engine?
       
    5. Pemerling

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      id really like to see a diesel go into the explorers but im really satisfied with my 5.0. its been great minus the little defects (transfer case) but it sounds good and pulls nice. Only option i would like to see on the 5.0 woulda been a 5 speed manual option and a dual exhaust option.
       
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      im dropping a 302 from a boss mustang in my 92 splorer. im gonna like that!
       
    7. DasFrem

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      4.6L DOHC Cobra engine that's in the Mustang Cobra R, I think it might even be supercharged. That could be loads of fun. I've got the OHV and I do have to say that I like it's reliabitly. I've had the car for 3 years now and it's never seen a shop or had anything break on it (becides a thermostat, cheap 10 dollar fix). CAC91, why do you think the 4.0 OHV sounds so crappy? I'm quite impressed on the note I get with my motor + Flowmaster.
       
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      ^ hopefully
       
    9. Spiffy

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      In jegs new catalog there is the 514 corba jet crate motor. If I had the 9 grand it would be in my X right now. They say it will fit a mustang so it must fit the X. I drool over that night LOL. but i have a 5.0L 302.
       
    10. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    11. Hammer

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      It would be tough to fit in it but a 502BB

      But I have my engine and tranny for the swap I just need the money (Kid on the way).
      My perfect engine for the EX is going to be the 5.0 Block that has been bored .30 over. I will have the entire assembly ballanced and blueprinted. Running GT40 Heads and the GT40 Upper and Lower intake. Roller Rockers. Large MAS and Throttle body. MSD Ignition, wires and distributor. 4 core big block radiator with electric duals and set up so I can install a mechanical fan if needed. Dual Optimas. Hydro Steering.
      Last but not least I will retain the A/C, It is HOT in AZ!


      Give me two years!
       
    12. akcrogers

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      I was just paging through summit and noticed a 633 ci chevy big block.... :eek:
      Wouldn't have room for anything (steering, cooling, etc) inside the engine compartment but damn, what an engine.
      Actually, when I do get around to doing an engine swap I will seriously be considering a chevy 350. Its a good engine, you can get parts for it anywhere and is cheap to mod. It also doesn't seem like much more work than dropping a 302 in. In either case you have to rewire everything, put a different tranny in, so the big difference would be changing the t-case too. Not to mention the fact that I have a bored 350 with an edelbrock performer package in storage.
      Of course a boss 302 would make me just as happy.
       
    13. Black Magic

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      Where's the 4.6 conversion?!? That is what I want to put in my O1 Sport
       
    14. Crankcase

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      5.0 liter of course......It's all about the cubes:D
       
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      Ok, I've changed my mind since two weeks ago I saw this motor in a Merkur. 3.0 DOHC SHO motor with aluminum heads, twin turbo, twin intercooled. Just the ammount of weight I would save would help out perfromance quite a bit not to mention doubling my HP. And the mechanic who built this motor was very interested in doing the same to an Explorer since it has never been done (to the best of my knowledge). So now I'm putting off all of my other upgrades and just saving for this.
       
    16. ChuckyD

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      Thats not one of the choices.... NO SOUP FOR YOU!

      Dude you would have to take me for a ride if you ever got that done... :eek: :eek:
       
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      a tauras SHO is FWD so the engine would be sideways
       
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      But the block is the 3.0, the same out of an Aerostar, which wasn't transverse mount, so with some custom fab brackets it will work. The picture in the link above shows it mounted in a rwd car. With enough work/money, anything is possible.
       
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      Matt is he really gonna do it? And how much is it gonna cost you.
       
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      He said he was really interested in doing it, as for the cost, we havn't figured it out yet, but I'm hoping for it to be between 4-6 grand depending on which routes I go. If I do it, I wanna do it all the right way. Like a Tremec 5 or 6 speed instead of a WC T5, new t3 turbos instead of rebuilt or used turbos and a rebuilt 3.0. But right now I'm stashing the cash and putting off all the other upgrades I wanted to do so in a few months I can either fully commit to it or decide on something else. I havn't seen the above motor run yet, so once they finish up that project and get it dynoed I'll have a better idea I want to go though with it.
       
    21. dgibson

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      302 would be good enough for my x
       
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    23. Char

      Char Admin's Wife, Explorer Babe Staff Member Elite Explorer

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      I edited the poll because I wanted to vote for the dream diesel. I also saw that people had listed other engines they would want so I added an other category.

      DIESEL! DIESEL! DIESEL!
       
    24. 410Fortune

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      I'll take the OHV 4.0L in my BII anyday. It;s a perfect suit, of course my BII doesnt weigh as much as a 4dr Ex, I know these things are a little "doggy" to say the least, but the OHV is perfect for towing a small boat (like mine) and for four wheeling with 33's (like mine).

      Everybody "wants" a EFI 5.0L in their Ex, but unfortunatley it can cost a ton to get one in there and it takes ALOT of time and work, not always possible. After seeing what Joe Dietz went through I;ll stick with my OHV.

      I really want to see a early 2wd sport get a 2.3L Turbo, I think that would make a sweet street truck!!! If I was gonna do the 2.3L t into something though I would do a 2wd Ranger, boost teh crapola out of it and surprise just about anything on the road with a 300+ HP Ranger, 4 banger. :)

      Diesel would be nice, but they stink!!!!

      BTW the 3.0L is a good engine, the Yahama SHO 3.0L can be mounted in just about anything because it was both FWD and RWD, they use these alot for buildig hot rods. I actually built the wiring harness for a freind in new Mexico who built himself (he;s a machinist) a monster of a 3.0L and put it in a 86 Bronco II, so it;s kinda been done before, just without the twin turbo's. Not runnning yet, I just sent the harness.......

      there is also a Ranger that got a 3.8L SC motor from a Thunderbird, thats a great swap!!!! just a little smaller then a 5.0L but the SC makes ita tight fit. The 3.8L SC can be built into a monster as well.....
       
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      that's what i voted!

      i would love to put a diesel in my x.
       
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      302ci 5.0L V8!
       

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