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Old 06-29-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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Well moving from discussion to building. Got the four eye nose, side trim, and proper rear bumper. When I decide the motor it may move or get added to another section of this forum. Undecided presently. A 4.0 ohc was a possibility until I seen a actual motor. Too tall and cross member problem. It will be a Ford motor. No not 5.0 everyone has done this. I am differant. Here is link to all pictures good and bad. http://s177.photobucket.com/albums/w224/mgman75/
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:22 PM   #2
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Holy jeebus[&:] peeling clear coat anyone?[&:][&:][&:]

Looking good though. Would love to see a SHO engine in it, or a diesel
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:27 PM   #3
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not sure how much fabrication, but why not a 240 engine turbo'd?
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:44 PM   #4
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I forgot to mention to those that have not read the post in discussion. It is a 93 body, 86 front end, dash will be changed to 86 style. 240 engine what is that. If 3.8 liter that is very high on the list. Found local one low mileage. Also in next town a man who drag races a nitrous 3.8. His son building a 3.8 turbo one. Both bodies are the 94+ style. Would SHO motor but have read Aerostar automatic not much good. Put that behind a SHO. And I will test the SHO. Not good. Paint peeling just happy to find a 86 rust free nose and all the pieces. Can went in the -A Part on the 17th. Just glad it was still there. It lost the carb, and several other items while I pulled the nose. Want to meet Mustang people go to a place like this. I meet about 10 to 15 people in a few hours.
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240 engine is not ford, u said u wanted different. its a nissan 240 engine. sorry, i like to think off the wall crap lol .. im thinking about customizing my crx and put a volve turbo diesel engine in it lol
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:51 PM   #6
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but i dont know if it will fit there .. but like i said .. off the wall suggestion lol .. but yea, 3.8s are nice, just put better cames and stick with the 8.8 rear because the regular rears suck azz and stock 3.8 are only good on take off, no pick up power
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240 engine is not ford, u said u wanted different. its a nissan 240 engine. sorry, i like to think off the wall crap lol .. im thinking about customizing my crx and put a volve turbo diesel engine in it lol
The 240 engine has less tq and power for the money you put in it than a SHO, 2.3T, 5.0, 3.8, 4.0, etc.

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but i dont know if it will fit there .. but like i said .. off the wall suggestion lol .. but yea, 3.8s are nice, just put better cames and stick with the 8.8 rear because the regular rears suck azz and stock 3.8 are only good on take off, no pick up power
It will fit, a 460 BBF will fit and a skyline engine will fit, I'm sure a 240 will fit. Also the 7.5 is good till 300hp, and the 3.8's got better over the years, but they aren't the best ever, but they have good numbers for a ford
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:50 PM   #8
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too bad the 4.0 wont fit in it that well. I'd love to see what a fox would do with a 4.0 OHV. i love mine in my explorer. it is faster than the 2.3L and only 1 seconds slower on the 0-60 than the 5.0L explorer, and... it only has 160 hp.
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:28 PM   #9
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One I am looking at 2001 3.8 v-6. Looked on internet 193 Hp stock. Now free flow exhaust and cold air. Looking into that.
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:29 PM   #10
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92lxsleeper...I have a few Explorers myself.....do you ever go to Explorerforums.com, or ExplorerX.com? EF has WAY more traffic, but ExplorerX is where all the 'street' guys like me hang out...

mg man 75....cool little project.....I would squeeze the 4.0 SOHC from the 96+ Explorer/05+ Mustang in there....the 4.0L SOHC was faster, and got better mileage over theequally equipped 5.0L Explorers! Well known fact in the Explorer Community....proven time and time again...It will fit. I PROMISE

If you don't go 4.0L SOHC, the SHO engine would be cool also....the A4LD has been made nearly bulletproof in offroad, and daily driving duties by way of rebuilding it using 4R55 and 5r55 components in the A4LD case...

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Old 06-29-2008, 10:42 PM   #11
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I'm on EF every now and then.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:45 PM   #12
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hey that looks pretty damn good
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:10 PM   #13
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I think will look good. I modified the "fiberglass" front inner bumper for the turn signals. The 86 uses a steel inner bumper. It is already heavy enough. This will save a few pounds. When get it all fiqured out will post pictures. Also if there is a picture of the 4.0 ohc oil pan area and dimension either for the newer mustang or explorer send me a link or something. Decision will be made soon. Wish to put motor in and get running. Before modifing the dash to 86 style. I want to do one nightmare at a time.
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i'll take some pics tommorow when i get off work.
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:10 PM   #15
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A little more work. Change the door hinge bushings what a job. Also modified the 93 inner bumper fiberglass support so can use the 86 turnsignals. The oem 86 one is a heavy metal piece and mounts a little differant. Rather have the lighter one. Need to make brackets to hold turnsignals into rear of the support but no problem there.
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Lookin good, lookin good
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What all did you need? the Front Bumper cover, Fenders and Hood? if thats it there are TONS of 4 eye Fox's at my local JY i'd love to do this to mine a well!!!
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:38 PM   #18
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For the outside look need bumper assmebly. the steel inner bumpber unless do like me which I think was better. Pigtail of wiring for lights, both fenders, maybe fender liners unsure of this mine was missing so could not compare. Hood. All moulding done side. Need piano wire or sharp putty knife to remove from door and front quarter panels. Do not pull off or will be bent and useless. Rear quarters are nutted on. Mouldings are differant. Also need rear bumper cover. Can reuse inner bumper near as can tell now same. You can see from lpictures of modification of front inner bumper. Will post pictures of the turn signal mounts when I build them. Will post wiring info when I do it. Unsure now but I think I will use 2 relays to headlights. I pretty sure going to halagen or some brighter bulbs when done. Don't want burn up wiring or switch. More pictures here. http://s177.photobucket.com/albums/w...20converiable/All details of the build will be there. So can check it see how things are going. Checking on a supercoupe motor next week. Wish me luck. Maurice
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Looks good, I liked the Newer Mustangs front end, but seein more and more 4 eyes, those look so much cleaner
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Ok decision made. Was going for 3.8 couldn't find one at reasonable price. 4.2 has had cam problem per mechanic. No Supercoupe. So back to first choice when I thought about this project. SHO motor A4LD with 3.0 bellhousing. So since v-6 don't belong here. So what to do. Have a post started in the 6 cylinder section. I guess if they will tolerate a oddball combination I guess will continue there. Thanks all. Picture of motor bought. Done hear it run in car. Sweet. I am going to remove so I know where wiring and hoses etc go.
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