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Ford 5.0 Explorer Swap

So I no I hashed this out a few weeks ago but.

I have a 95 f-150 5.0. It runs great, and burns zero oil problem is its gutless.

So in my endeavors as a mechanic I have recently been able if I'd like to aquire a 99 explorer intake set for 110 dollars. I know its a popular bolt on on the GT motors but will it work for the conventional truck engine?

Also with a TB and all will I need to do anything except a few minor drill and tap situations? Thanks. Sorry I am not so well versed.


BTW I am a technician by trade and the drilling, soldering etc. is 2nd nature and I guess I have to much tinkering time on my hands. LOL.

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So I no I hashed this out a few weeks ago but.

I have a 95 f-150 5.0. It runs great, and burns zero oil problem is its gutless.

So in my endeavors as a mechanic I have recently been able if I'd like to aquire a 99 explorer intake set for 110 dollars. I know its a popular bolt on on the GT motors but will it work for the conventional truck engine?

Also with a TB and all will I need to do anything except a few minor drill and tap situations? Thanks. Sorry I am not so well versed.


BTW I am a technician by trade and the drilling, soldering etc. is 2nd nature and I guess I have to much tinkering time on my hands. LOL.

The explorer intake is a low profile like the HO (mustang) so itcan clear the hood profile. I would adress the performance issue as it is on the vehicle( the f 150) or your just throwing parts at the real problem and chances are it wont run any different.
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Explorers are good street intake that make the best torque of any intake, stock or otherwise. I've got an explorer upper on a GT40-351 lower just port matched upper to lower on a 351 with Edelbrock heads and a fairly decent cam and it feeds that engine really well.

Here's a test that verifies what I say

http://www.musclemustangfastfords.co...per/index.html

The bottom is a GT40 piece, the upper is nearly identical in flow to the tubular GT40 or the Cobra.

It should give you somewhat of a torque boost, but with your stock cam and heads you won't get the anywhere near the most out of it. Stock heads are as big a choke as your stock intake.

You could gain some power inexpensively by finding a good used H.O. Mustang cam and adding 1.7 rockers for more lift. Now if you could get the explorer heads with that intake then you'd have a better matched H/C/I and would then be getting a good increase in power and torque for a reasonable investment. Some used headers would help, too.
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