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1996 Engine Swap

Ahurd2

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1996 Ford Explorer sport
I've always wanted to rebuild an engine. Next year I'll finally have the time and money to do it. I have an Explorer Sport 1996 with 122k miles. I want to put in a v8. I'm wondering what engines would be good to rebuild and swap in? This will be my first engine rebuild, so any tips are helpful.
 






SoHK_alumni

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5.0 V8 2002 Ranger
I'd buy a crashed or clappped out 96 or 97 V8 Explorer. It's got just about the best V8 Ford ever build with a great transmission.

The doner will have every nut, bolt, bracket and part you'll need for the swap.
 






vroomzoomboom

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98 supercharged 347 sport
^^^what he said. plus it will have the trans as well. yours wont bolt up to a v8. also it will have all the wiring and other parts you will need
 






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