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Discussion in 'Modified 1991-1994 Explorers' started by 1991x, December 1, 2009.

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  1. 1991x

    1991x New Member

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    has anyone ever put a big block into a 1st gen? i have a 91 that im bored with. i dont even drive it anymore. i tried to sell but no offers.

    my uncle has a 460 ford bb that he said i could have if i put it in something.
    has anyone ever tried or completed this project?
     
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  3. Lacky01

    Lacky01 Active Member

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    I have no idea, but I'll never know without following the thread ;)

    I would assume if it fits in width-wise, it will probably give you problems both length-wise and height-wise. the oil pan will probably need work and headers seem to be a headache on the 302's. my vote: tape measure!

    I would like to see this pulled off.
     
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    I dont think the explorer is wide enough in the engine bay to fit a big block
    without some cutting .. If you dont care about the explorer then I say go for it.
     
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    I think I saw a 460 powered 2nd gen ranger on TRS.
     
  6. 1991x

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    alright well ill go grab some measurements this week and see what i can find out.

    headers can be custom made to fit where they need to be. my only real worry was length i will most likely need to alter the firewall for it to fit. then make custom engine mounts. new trans mounts to hold a c6 swap in a ford 9" figure out some wiring and set it up to run carbs..

    this might be a fun winter after all. lol any one need a 4.0 motor trans and transfer case+ rear end lol
     
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    Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer EF Vendor

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    I wouldn't get your hopes up, the 5.0 barely fits.
     
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    its alright i have decided to lean more twords a turbo setup
     
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    Just remember the cardinal rule of truck modifications, which goes double for explorers.

    "Anything can fit, provided enough time, effort, and $$" :thumbsup:
     
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