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disciplerocks 08-24-2013 03:47 PM

disciplerocks's 5.0 V8 rebuild/supercharged thread
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So I finally get the car together and running. Been taking it to a few local shows after FF13. So what to do now? Tear it all apart of course!

Current state:

Stock 95 5.0 HO
95 F150 ECU
Foxbody upper intake
MSD cap, rotor, and coil
Massive plug wires

Build plans:

97 Explorer block (have)
Forged internals (have)
GT40 heads (have)
1.6 roller rockers (have)
Wolverine cam (have)
Explorer OBDII wiring harness (have)
Distributorless swap (have)
Coil on plug (have)
4.6 ECU (have auto, need manual)
F150 lower intake (have)
M90 Eaton supercharger (have)
More bracing to motor and rear axle
Swap from solid trans mount to poly (have)

Still need head gaskets, Mustang oil pan and pickup, and to custom make a whole new wiring harness.

You may be asking why use a 4.6 ecu? Why not use the Explorer ecu? Because there is no manual 5.0 OBDII Explorers, but there are 4.6s. Plus the wiring is fairly close.

Now on to the pictures.

Current state

Explorer block

Partial teardown

Distributorless electronics (maybe an intercooler)

GT40 heads

Foxbody rods and Speed Pro pistons

4.6 ECU

F150 lower intake (larger runners and AIT in manifold)



Gadabout 08-24-2013 03:52 PM


Deftmetal 08-24-2013 03:54 PM

Yay new thread.

mikebontoft 08-24-2013 04:04 PM

I call stuff you don't want. haha.

katiekay 08-24-2013 04:17 PM

Subscribing! :)

sleepyboy 08-24-2013 07:12 PM


04ZTSJelf 08-24-2013 07:25 PM

Goodness this is gunna be a dousey!

Irondemon 08-24-2013 07:27 PM

Awsome build. Looking forward to seeing this phase completed

Gi_Jo_Nathan 08-24-2013 08:34 PM


05focusST91 08-24-2013 09:25 PM


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