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My 98 super charged EX

1998 Explorer 4.0 SOHC
Bought it with a melted alternator/wiring harness from a junkyard for $1,000
Fixed it, drove it for two weeks, then I boosted it.
Started with an M90 supercharger kit from www.Bansheesuperchargerkit.com
Upgraded to an M112 Lightning supercharger that was a prototype kit.
Next was the M122 off a 2012 GT500
I have reached 20 lbs of boost (with ARP head studs) and a 12.83 in a quarter mile.

Pictures
1. How it looked when I brought it home.
2.The M90 supercharger installed
3.The GT500 supercharger installed
4.How it looks now
5.Wheelie
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Lowered Rear.jpg
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boominXplorer

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As much as I'd like to hate on a chevy LS, they are cheap to build and make power. A Ford 302 doesn't compare out the box and I'm not sure a stock block would hold the power your trying to make. The 4r70w trans behind the 302 can be made to hold anything you want to throw at it.

I do see great deals on used SBF parts popping up on craigslist and offer up, so keep an eye there for heads and rotating assemblies. If your up for some fab work a 351w would be a great option.
 




410Fortune

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If you wanted to keep the V6 I have a couple of questions:
1. Could you use an older C4 automatic? I mean for drag racing the C4 can be built up very very stout and with the C5 bellhousing it mates to the cologne 60 degree 6cyl. Reverse manual valve body C4/5 behind the 4.0 was the hot setup back in the day (desert racing and drag strip for V6 classes)

2. Can the newer Ford trans be adapted to the SOHC? I mean I know US shift is making controllers for what the 6r80E can it be mated to a SOHC?

I would be looking at the 302/351 for easy of the swap...I mean the 302 bolts in for the most part, the 351 is wider and requires a bit more but still a very do able swap on a budget
The LS engines oooooh la la! 302 was created in 1969, its lacking a few things when compared to the 5.3 or 6.0. Aluminum block aluminum heads, tight package fits anywhere, tons of support....
How different do you want to be?
 




Turdle

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No LS hate here either. I kinda think if you go the Ford pushrod route you'll spend a lot of time and money just to get a better view of the LS powered tail lights. In the end , when it comes to the diy hot rod the LS is the benchmark.
 




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Since Its cold outside I found something else to work on.
Started making tuning videos for my youtube channel.
There are 4 so far, here is the first one.

 




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I started building up a 4.0 SOHC junkyard engine to swap into this truck because I believe I may have hurt the engine with the Nitrous.
During the Corona virus shut down I was down to only working two 9 hours days a week so I had time on my hands to start this project.
The recording started after the block was stripped bare, with honing the cylinders.
Here is the first video in the series.

 




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I figured I would post a link to this video where I started timing the junkyard engine.
Might be helpful to others working on 4.0 SOHC engines.

 




donalds

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How the build up going
I'm sure you have been busy with your new ex
Just wondering
 




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Just got the lower intake manifold gasket installed on my 2000 four door explorer today, I'm back to 2 drivable vehicles.
Next up is pull the transmission out of my 2001 Ranger. Might not even start that this weekend, already exhausted from today.
 




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Here is part 2 of the 4.0 SOHC timing video.

 




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Factory rear main seal installation video.

 




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Priming the oiling system with the engine still on the engine stand.

 




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