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    Homemade 5.0L engine mounts

    Sorry Kris, I completely forgot about the mounts. I will try to get under the truck and get some measurements for the plate this weekend for both of you guys. Dave P.S. the truck has almost 20,000kms on the converdion and there hasn't been a problem with the mounts at all. All...
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    Rear Disc conversion questions

    No the brakes off an LSC will not work. The axle tube flanges are smaller then the Explorer flanges so the caliper mount bracket will not bolt on. It would work if you built a custom bracket though.
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    RU planning to put a 302 in your X?

    The biggest difference between that EEC-VI system and the EEC-V system is the emission priority and the number of pins. EEC-VI are 60 pin connectors while EEC-V's are 120 pin. The emissions are priority in the EEC-V are first while 'limp home mode' is priority in the EEC-VI. I other words, on...
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    Rear Disc conversion questions

    I used the brake cables off of the same Explorer I got the disc brakes from. I have 5.5 inches of lift, so I wanted to make sure that they didn't bind or stretch when wheeling so I used a forklift to check their length. I had 28 inches of travel from the rear wheels and there was still plenty...
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    RU planning to put a 302 in your X?

    I know that Ford made atleast one 1994 Ranger 5.0L, but I have never heard of an X before 1996. Another interesting couple of vehicle engine combos were 2 1993 Mustang coupe's that had 305hp DOHC 4.6L engines. These 2 cars are owned by the aftermarket manufactures collectively and were used to...
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    RU planning to put a 302 in your X?

    I would love to see a factory V8 in the first gen X........ please send pics of one..........
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    1st generation X V8 swap ???

    Here are some answers from my own experiences: 1. I get about 13MPG city and 18 to 20MPG highway. My personal conversion cost around $2250 canadian. I did all my own work which made it alot cheaper. 2. A 5.0L is more then enough for the X, but if you wanted you could drop a 351W in...
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    Rear Disc conversion questions

    The rear brakes from a '95 and newer Explorer will bolt right on, and will work fine even without changing the prop valve.
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    RU planning to put a 302 in your X?

    E-mail me at dspeedfreak@hotmail.com .n The first conversion I did was a 2wd 5.0L, AOD. A 5 speed would be similiar, I can probably answer most, if not all of your questions.
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    What is an AXOD? Lots of 5.0 swap ??

    88 and newer Continental's are front wheel drive and based on the Taurus/Sable platfrom.
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    Rear Disc conversion questions

    If the brakes you have are newer Grand Marquis, you should find that the brackets are the same left or right and that one caliper goes to the front on one side and the other goes to the rear on the other side. for some reason Ford thought that would be better on those cars, but for some reason...
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    1st generation X V8 swap ???

    Research is definitly the best thing to do for a project of this magnatude. Don't leave one stone unturned. Now to answer your questions. 1. I would do the convertion again in a heart beat. The first conversion (93 X, 5.0L, AOD, 2WD) was a great experience and I learned alot from it...
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    Homemade 5.0L engine mounts

    Sorry Kris, the past couple of months have bein really busy, new job, moving, moving yet agin in a month the holidays, and of course trying to spend as much time as I can with my little girl. I will have more ability to do them after Feb 15th. I will be moving to a place where I can park the...
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    What Tcase options available for 4R70W

    Oh,..... well ...... then I really did miss understand the question or just assumed the project was for an X. Ummm, good luck with your project then..............
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    What Tcase options available for 4R70W

    There is one small problem with the 1356 in an Explorer. It's massive and would require cutting of the frame to fit. I was originally going to use it for my conversion until I did the research.
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    Joining the 6 digit club!!!

    250,256KMS on original drive train and a little over 11.000KMS on V8 drivetrain. I hope to go well into the 500.000KMS range before I have to do any more major work. DeagleDave, when my truck started to do that, it turned out to be a cracked head. It smelled of antifreeze until it was...
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    What Tcase options available for 4R70W

    I bought mine from James Duff for $950 Can, landed. (brokerage fees, duty, taxes, exchange,etc)
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    What Tcase options available for 4R70W

    The output shaft for the Aod's and the 4R70W's are 31 spline shafts. A4LD's, 4R55E's and 5R55E's are all 27 spline outputs. Obviously inputs on all of the V6 X TC's are 27 spline and 5 bolt mount circle, while the v8's get the 31 splines and a 6 bolt circle.
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    What Tcase options available for 4R70W

    I have the adapter for my AOD/4R70W tranny and I found it to be well worth the money. With the V8 in place and the transfer case located in the factory postion there was no driveshaft customization, etc. The way I saw it was buy the adapter or pay the price of the adapter by monkeying around...
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    RU planning to put a 302 in your X?

    It wouldn't make a difference which year you found. Just as long as it's complete. Engine, tranny, transfer-case, hedders, y-pipe, mounts, hoses, throttle cable, intake ducting, vaccum hoses, tranny cooler lines, tranny shifter cable, and complete wiring harnesses. It may also be cheaper and...
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    RU planning to put a 302 in your X?

    If you found a complete wrecked Explorer with a 5.0L, the swap would be a matter of swapping in the drive train. The wiring maybe the hardest part because Ford will keep some harness interchangeable and for some reason others are not. The conversion would be as difficult as your mechanical...
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    5.0 swap? Consider using the 4R70W !!

    I'm using a factory torque converter. It seems to work really well and launches hard when pushed. I've surprise more then enough unsuspecting imports trying to beat me on the suicide lane.
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    RU planning to put a 302 in your X?

    The swap into a '95 and newer truck isn't really considered a swap. Mainly because the '96 and newer X's had the option of a 5.0L. Your route is simplier then the older trucks, find a factory X in the bone yard and rape it for it's engine mounts, accessory drive, hoses, fuel rail, intake...
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    Homemade 5.0L engine mounts

    I'm sure that I could built some more, it wouldn't be to hard. I now have access to a machine shop. I would have to remove them and use them as templates. This maybe possible because I am taking the truck off the road for a short spell to do some clean up work I need to do. (and rebuild the...
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    5.0 swap? Consider using the 4R70W !!

    I reread my post and found that I wasn't too clear. The AA tailshaft that you have in your AOD should work fine in the AOD-E. But to be on the safe side I suggest refering to AA to make sure. I know that the shaft I purchased was adaptable for either tranny, but I can't say if the older...
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    5.0 swap? Consider using the 4R70W !!

    As luck would have it, you don't need to replace the AA output shaft to swap in an AOD-E for an AOD. The output shafts are interchangeable. (there are some extra oil passages on the AOD-E but the AA shaft is already modified) I maybe wrong on the oil passages of the AA shaft if it is...
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    Homemade 5.0L engine mounts

    UPDATE I just wanted to update this posting. I have just rolled 10,000kms(6,213.7miles) on my 5.0L conversion and am happy to report that the engine mounts have preformed flawlessly. What is even more remarkable about this is the fact that the rubber section of the mount is the factory 4.0L...
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    Owners in Van/lower mainland BC Canada?

    Our trail ride today was awesome!!! We managed to explore every off-shooting trail in the area of Stave that we were in. There were some really good wheeling trails in there too. I am looking forward to our next trip. It's too bad that I didn't get the picture of your truck, it would have...
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    Owners in Van/lower mainland BC Canada?

    I have no problem with you jumping in with me. The guard shack is at the enterance of west Stave, right before crossing the dam, at the end of Dewdney truck road.
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    Owners in Van/lower mainland BC Canada?

    10 am at the guard shack sounds good to me. I will be the only one coming, unless I can get ahold of another guy with an Explorer, but he'd be a longshot with this late of notice. See you Sat morning.
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    Owners in Van/lower mainland BC Canada?

    I would like to attempt go farther. The Sunday trip got cancelled. Apparently everybody bailled out on me. Mainly because of the info ciculating about Hut's closure, that cann't be confirmed.
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    Owners in Van/lower mainland BC Canada?

    I got about 200 metres after the fork. At that point, there is a near vertical cliff on either side and some very large rocks making travel very difficult. The first time, a well equiped Toy leading the pack couldn't make it over the rocks dispite our vane attempts to modify the trail. The...
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    Owners in Van/lower mainland BC Canada?

    That sounds like the trail. Now, are there any other local X's into making the trek on Satuarday November the 2nd to Stave Lake? ( tee hee, you called me dirty, snicker, snicker :D :D :D :D )
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    Owners in Van/lower mainland BC Canada?

    Satuarday is better for me, I just got invited to go the Hut lake on Sunday with a bunch of buddies. I cann't turn that down, that is an insane trail. Your more then welcome to come too. I am still into going to Stave on Satuarday too, what can I say, I'm a 4x4 *****, I'll go with...
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    Owners in Van/lower mainland BC Canada?

    November 2 or 3 is good for me. As for the diff, after thinking about it for a bit, I think your right about trying to get up that hill. After all I did dig two holes before I lost complete traction. Also when I throttled it the truck did surge forward before the rear broke loose...
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    5.0 swap? Consider using the 4R70W !!

    Yes I would agree with you there. It would be nice to unlock the converter on a long steep hill or in the city. I need to find a hydraulic diagram for the AOD. there has to be a way to modify it so that the torque converter lock up can be controlled.
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    5.0 swap? Consider using the 4R70W !!

    asp84, I cann't believe that your having so many problems with your tranny. I have personally found my transmission quite nice and very easy to drive. I am using the the modified AOD with the wide-ratio gear set, so maybe this is where the difference lay. I have not found my tranny clunky or...
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    Owners in Van/lower mainland BC Canada?

    The west side of Stave has some good trails, including one that I have failed to go any farther than a rocky section that I cann't seem to conquer. I don't know exactly what trail it is but I would certainly like a third chance at it (first couldn't get over a large rock, second time got over...
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    7.3 diesel

    Khaw, your are right about the frame strength, but if I do the diesel conversion I would limit the power to a useable and manageable level. I have bein looking at the Cummins 3.9L, and the cool thing about it is that is nothing more than a 5.9L with 2 fewer cylinders. That means that if you...
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    Owners in Van/lower mainland BC Canada?

    Thanks James, I had a lot of fun on the trip and would love to try for an all Explorer run. I too, would have liked to have checked out some of the other trails, but unfortunetly there were other ideas running in the group. Maybe we can arrange a trip in November that will accommodate everyones...
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