- August 11, 2012
- Reaction score
- City, State
- canyon tx
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 96 explorer 5.0 4x4 5spd
Great write up!
When did you find time to do this?
Pictures are great too!
And it is a sticky so lots of those looking into the swap will learn from it.
Again, great job!
Nice write up man. I guess I'll have to do my own for my 351w since nobody has completed one yet, I'll have an advantage over them though since I don't have to work around the IFS crossmember (SAS).
Do you think it would be easier for me to just rip out all of the factory wiring harnesses and install a Painless setup or should I just cut and remove all the wires from the factory junction blocks and use only what I need which won't be much. My drivetrain is going to be from a 1989 F250 so it's fuel injected but I won't be running the emissions crap on it (trail 80% / street 20% use).
I went ahead and pulled the trigger on getting the 96 5.0 v8 to swap into my 98 (I know this will make a few things a little harder, but it only has 88k miles on it). Where did you find the wiring diagrams and connector diagrams?
Thanks for the useful info. Since I'm doing a motor swap and bought my Explorer to pull a camper I will give this serious thought if I can find the right donor vehicle. Since mine is a 1997 OHV would you recommend I find a 1996-1997?
for that, and what i have seen from you guys down south, you should be able to pick up the truck whole, and not just parts of it. i also cant say it is easy doable or not. for some people doing this will scare the hell out of them, and others they will do it with one eye closed and haft awake. it all depends on your ability's.