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Old 05-02-2005, 06:19 PM
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Sweetness...............

I'll check that site out. Yeah I would like to find a ranger of the same year so then the motor would drop right in. I could also score the trans, transfer case, axels, driveshafts and any other part that I'm missing so I won't have to pay more for repro or brand new ford parts. Thank you all for your help. This swap could take place in the near future...

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Old 05-08-2005, 05:21 AM
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Why not use the Explorer 5.0 with the good heads. 96-97 I think. Or even more plentiful are the late 80s full size cars like the Crown Vic.
You must like BIIs alot better than I do to even consider it though. I am a big Ford fan but the BII has to be one of the poorest exercises in engineering I ever had come through my shop. I don't come by my opinions lightly, only after seeing dozens if not hundreds for service, and after seeing a disproportionate amount of them rollover.
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Actually, explorers had more problems than bronco II's. The transmissions would blow up as would the engines. I have decided not to go through with the swap after all. If it aint broke don't fix it. There's nothing wrong with my engine. The only mechanical problem is the non functioning parking brake.
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good call, save up for a muscle car.




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Damn straight!

You know what? I'll do that! It would be awesome to be seen driving around a 1971 plymouth roadrunner superbird with a magnum 440 and a four on the floor! The color would be the original orange and black with five spoke mags.
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You know what? I'll do that! It would be awesome to be seen driving around a 1971 plymouth roadrunner superbird with a magnum 440 and a four on the floor! The color would be the original orange and black with five spoke mags.
Now your talking, better get one soon though, the prices on those old mopar muscle cars is going through the roof. I doubt you could touch an original Superbird for less than 100 grand right now.
I have to agree that the Exploder was a POS too. I was a service manager at an independant shop when the whole Firestine/Explorer thing was going down. Ford and Firestone were both saying there was nothing wrong with their product and the fact was they were both selling junk. I saw many Exploders with worn out ball joints at 55-60,000 miles. They were really twitchey to get aligned and balanced just right.
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Old 05-09-2005, 09:14 AM
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Hey you never know if you spot an old car sitting in a field or in an abandoned back yard or barn. Despite the fact that I own a ford, I am a dedicated mopar fan.
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