Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Article Posting And Updates

It has been some time since I had posted an update on the blog.  This is due to a busy personal life that has prevented me from getting online and posting any updates. 

At this point the Explorer conversion is done, so there may not be as many "How To" posts coming down the line, but I will do my best to keep you informed on the status of the Mustangs and whatnot.  I do have a few artlicles slated to post once I get them written. 

From this point going forward I am going to focus on quality of posts but still try to get enough posts to keep you all interested in reading. 

I am going to go back through some of my previous posts and add some images where I can as well as try to introduce some video and images in my future posts.  Stay tuned, hopefully this goes smoothly.

Explorer Engine Swap - Installing The Upper Intake And Angle Adapter.

Now that your engine is in the engine bay, I am assuming you have everything else hooked up and are ready to get your upper intake installed.

The problem with the Explorer upper intake is that it does not have the 45 degree angle that the 94-95 Mustangs use on the 5.0L engine.  Because of this, we have to use an adapter.  This post will discuss the steps required to get the adapter to work.  I will also be pointing out where I had to make some modifications to the adapter piece.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Installing A Torque Converter in Your Mustang

The 94-95 Mustangs (and other models of Fords) had a common problem. The problem was torque converter shudder.   This problem affected multiple engine sizes.  I know in the Mustang realm, it affected the GT and Base models (3.8 and 5.0L).

In this post I will discuss how to identify a torque converter shudder and how to replace your torque converter.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Explorer Engine Swap - Installing The Engine

Since we have started on this course, we have done a lot of prep work for the new engine that is going into the Mustang.  In this post I will be discussing putting the engine back in.

There are a few things that I will be detailing in this article.  The most important of which is the priming of the oil pump.  I will also give some advice on how to get your engine and transmission lined up properly. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Explorer Engine Swap - Installing the Oil Pan and Flywheel

Now that you have your old engine out of your Mustang, you will be able to remove the parts that you will need to make the Explorer Engine work. 

Let's Start with the removal of the old parts.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Explorer Engine Swap - Removing The Mustang Engine

Ok, we have our explorer engine ready to go into the Mustang minus a few parts that we need from the Mustang.   At this point we want to remove our old engine.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Explorer Engine Swap - Installing The Lower Intake

In the previous step we finished installing the valve train and we are now ready to install the lower intake manifold.

This step will involve the removal of the thermostat housing and putting a new thermostat in as well.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Explorer Engine Swap - Installing The Valve Train

In the last article I discussed how to put the timing cover and water pump.  Now it is time to start putting the top of the engine back together so we can get it ready to drop into the car.

We are going to start with the valve train.  Ok, maybe not the full valve train, but the parts that we had taken off in an earlier step so we could change the cam and valve springs.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Explorer Engine Swap - Installing the timing cover and water pump

At this point you have followed me through the process of taking the explorer engine apart and we have changed the cam and valve springs.  A new timing chain has been installed, and all gasket surfaces have been cleaned.

Now it's time to start installing the things that make this look like an engine again.