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Josh P's new 1994 Aerostar.

Discussion in 'Aerostar Forum' started by Icuff4cash, October 26, 2017.

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    1. Josh P

      Josh P Shaggin Wagon Elite Explorer

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      Nothing on the van yet, the xr4ti has an empty engine bay. I've been cleaning the car up. It will get poly bushings, a Detroit truetrac and stiffer springs. I paid for a set of adapter plates to convert the rear to disc brakes but have not seen it arrive yet. Usually this time of year work is slow for me but I've been working long hours and not much time to play with my cars. I'm thinking with all this overtime I should get a new crate engine for the van....
       
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      I was going to install a 4.0 motor I bought from a member of this forum. It was claimed to be a new, not rebuilt. I got a sohc motor off craigslist for parts and those pistons are 30 thousandth too small for the ohv block. The xr4ti project is slowly coming along too. I will start a build thread for it.
       
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      Started on this project. Got an empty engine bay to work with. I need to go shopping at the junk yard. The front axle is junk, both fenders and front bumper need to be replaced. I have a 302 I'm going to install. I will get a 4r75e trans and a np242 transfercase. Front and rear axles will be changed to an 8.8.

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      id like to do that too.
       
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      Not sure of the brand of lift. Work is slow right now so I jumped on the opportunity to remove the engine the easy way. There will be a lot of cutting, and fabrication. I found a non vacuum disconnect 8.8 IFS from an 03 F150 for $150, I hope to get my hands on it within a few days. Anyone recommend a good place to get the outer axle shafts made?
       
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      The junk yard sold the axle, but was able to get one from another yard in Tucson sent to phoenix. I will have my hands on it tomorrow. I ordered a master rebuild kit and the truetrac. I need to find front springs, a manual steering rack, and replace bushings.
       
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      The awd spring free height is over 13 inches, install height around 10 inches and coil diameter is just under 3.5 inches, the installed height of the 850 spring is too short on the awd van. I'm going to try the 6082 spring, it is a full size 70s blazer spring. $60 a pair. If they don't fit as is, I will heat them up and reshape the ends.

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      CC850 4.07 0.75 605 1825 8.75 11.65
      6082 3.68 0.75 722 2406 10 13.18
      8606 3.5 0.656 462 1900 11 15.13
      stock 3.4375 0.735 660 ???? 10.? 13.25
      The 8606 is not an exact fit, looking at pictures of other people that have installed that spring, it is too tall and soft. It will restore ride height but the wire is not as thick as the factory spring. Not much info out there on the awd spring, most of what I found is in threads started by robert (Icuff4cash). I will document everything I find to help the next person.
       
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      I bought the front 8.8 axle. I also purchased a master rebuild kit and the truetrac for the axle. The axle is 3.55 ratio, non vacuum disconnect with 102k miles on the clock. I'm going to install the truetrac this weekend, change the seals and bearings. I got the transfercase input shaft from northwest fab for the np242 to ford transmission. I'm looking for a cheap np242 hd.
       
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      do you think the f150 front axle is going to work without major modifications?it seems it would be too wide too unless you will be running wide offroad tires.
       
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      Only modifications needed to fit the F150 8.8 in the aerostar is mounting tabs to the subframe and custom outer axle shafts.
       
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      come on josh.i need a 351 in my van...:D
       
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      Move the gas pedal about 3 inches to the left, same with the brake pedal and widen the tunnel. It would slide right in.
       
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      a 302 should be enough.or a 347 302 stroker....
       
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