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347 RE-Power 1996 Limited AWD

Discussion in 'Need for Speed!' started by ford99_1979, July 28, 2010.

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  1. CDW6212R

    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    That's good work, tedious and slow, but you're getting it done. Enjoy the Spring weather and drive it long and hard.
     
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  3. TheJokersGT

    TheJokersGT New Member

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    It sounds like heaven man!!! Sweet build!
     
  4. ford99_1979

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    Yes it does and it also doesn't get old:D

    Your mustang gives you the same satisfaction I'm sure and then some.
     
  5. ford99_1979

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    Time to sell the Explorer

    It comes with a heavy heart that I am selling my explorer. While it has been lots of fun it has also came with more than enough challenges. The latest of many was intake gaskets (again) and now it's got a miss. May be a simple fix and I plan to fix it. I could write a long list of the problems that have come up. But the big picture is I have low confidence for winter reliability. This truck is better suited as a secondary vehicle and not a daily driver. I run a business, have 3 active kids and I can't be pissing around with an unreliable vehicle. Anyone who thinks you can drop in a built 347 with all the other stuff (and it's lot$) and expect it to be totally reliable is just lying to themselves. That is just a shot at myself in hindsight.

    Do I sell as a complete truck which on the resale market is a 1996 explorer with 340,000km = not much. OR do I part it out.:feedback:

    347 stroker with all the goodies $6000+ new
    Lenntech 4R70W street bruiser $2000
    BW4406 that was gone through with rebuilt driveshafts and shifter
    $1500+ new of Cobra R wheels & 33" Goodyear Duratrac tires @ 70% tread
    New headlight housings stuffed with hi/low HID projectors retrofitted
    MAC intake, trick flow diff cover
    TMH headers
    Qlogic 10" vehicle specific sub enclosure with sub and amp
    Pioneer speakers, JVC double DIN, Bluetooth DVD head unit


    Anyone want to buy the truck as a whole or want any of the junk I put on?
     
  6. ahodges

    ahodges Elite Explorer

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    Man that sucks you are having so many problems. How many miles/ km do you have on it since you put the built 347 in it?

    If you part it out I would be interested in the projector headlights.
     
  7. vroomzoomboom

    vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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    i hate to also be one of the vulchers here, but what are you going to ask for the truck whole, or the motor separately, and trains?

    sorry to here, this was one of the limiteds that i really liked
     
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    I think you'll get more money parting it out, but remember that the time it takes to do that is also money (time is money).

    What model is the JVC headunit?
     
  9. CDW6212R

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    Yes' it's sad to hear that you have to sell the truck. The others are right too, it should bring more separately unless you happen to find a buyer who loves it all and appreciates it.

    I might could find a use for the headers if you have to part it out. Try to find a buyer for it whole first, and good luck.
     
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    I have 35,000 km on motor. I’ll keep you in mind about the lights if I part it out.

    That’s a great question. $3500 would be a starting guess. Trans $1000, Motor $2500. These are all estimates. Open to offers because I need to decide what to do soon. The good news is I will be getting a 4th generation limited explorer. So i'm still in the family. :D You can count on one thing, whatever I drive it will bleed FORD blue.

    It is a JVC KW-AVX740

    You are right about the time/money equation, also labour to pull things, logistics of moving an immobile vehicle, rental of engine hoists etc. Then storage of said items. Multiple listings of things for sale, and all associated emails/texts and tire kicking involved. Plus the shipping of items and trips to Post Office/courier. These are all negative aspects of parting out....

    I'm leaning towards a complete vehicle sale after saying all that.
     
  11. CDW6212R

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    Based on those guesses, would you like me to make a thread to test the waters to sell the engine and/or trans, on the SBFtech forum.?

    That is a Woody(FordStrokers) 347 right, you got it complete from them? The SBFtech.com is his site, and lots of members there really like his engines. Maybe there would be more possible buyers there than other places.

    No rush either, take your time at deciding on how to sell it, test out what it may bring whole etc.
     
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    Thanks for the offer Don. If the whole vehicle thing fails, then I will take you up on that offer. Yes it is a FordStrokers built motor.
     
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    Will do, you have a bunch of work invested in that truck. I hope that someone can make a home for it like it is.
     
  14. Dono

    Dono 347 V8 Limited turbo Elite Explorer

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    What are you thinking you would like to sell the whole shebang for?

    Im in Winnipeg, so a one way flight and a drive home is not unreasonable.
     
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    PM sent
     
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    I am kinda pissed that you gave up on it and sold it...
     
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    in the end of it, he was way better off selling it. there was a big unknown to brad that would have not ended well. he got out of it just in time and avoided catastrophe. and after all, it is his truck to do with what he wanted to do, and in my opinion, it was smart move
     
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    Thats all well and good, I can appreciate a logically driven decision. I guess I'm just super sentimental about cars/trucks and after reading the entire thread in one sitting the build had brown on me "came late to the show" and I was shocked to learn it was for sale and actually had sold and was sold during the reading of the thread...."It all happened so quick" lol


    also vroomzoomboom can you recommend a 351w swap thread? I am interested in that direction instead of putting my 2nd gen lightning motor In my 00 limited
     
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    Jokers, thanks for the comments. I do miss the truck, nothing I've ever owned or driven had the personality and fun factor that truck did. It's like when you first start dating a girl and you want to do all these things to impress her and show off. Then time goes by and you start seeing all the faults in her and its to much to deal with. Well that's what happened to the 347. If I hadn't confused having a toy and having a seperate daily driver. I would still have the truck. You can't modify the shit out of something and have trouble free daily driver type characteristics. As we all now know if you are following vroomzoomboom's thread is the 347 had some problems. At least it went to a good home and lives on.;)

    Two things about me I will share. #1 it will always have a blue oval on the front. #2 it won't stay stock for long. Like the rest of you I have the same problem(s). Haha
     
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    That sucks it didn't work out like you had hoped.

    Kinda like a good book, it was getting really good, then the tragic ending happened.

    I want to do up a 2nd gen sport with a v8. Still trying to decide if it stays automatic or if it goes 5 speed.

    I have to finish up my 1st gen sport before I consider any other projects, it's a good thing I'm almost done with it.
     
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    Keeping this thread alive... all these years later. back with an explorer again in the garage. Well it’s the wife’s ride. She doesn’t need the power but I will use it. She also didn’t know that she wanted the ST over any other trim Explorer. Haha

    Meet the 2020 ST

    switching out the pirellis for VREDESTEIN QUATRAC PRO tires. Tint the front windows, protective film. That’s it for now.


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