Swapping to a 302, curious on which vehicles I should search for

F.A.S.T.clothing

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I have a 94 ford 4.0 so I should technically get a 94 or newer, even though i just got my truck smog and by the end of next year I dont expect to drive it on the street.

How much should I expect to spend? should I search junk yards or private owners?

I plan to go to the c4-c6 route so will any vehicle have that to so i can get it all or do i need to acquire from two vehicles.
 

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Buy a 5.0 out of a 97-01 Explorer. They have GT40 heads and MAF. They can make good power and still pass smog. There is one for sale with 39000 mi at a local JY here in Phoenix for $700 complete.
 

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Are you planning on keeping your truck smog legal?
 

Giant Geoff

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I’m selling a 5.0 mustang with low miles for $1700? This way you know it runs good because you can rip it around for some little time before you swap it. Junk yard one you’re rolling the dice.
 

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87-95 Mustang or 5.0 explorer.

Truck motors have a tall intake and don't fit as well in a ranger.

Lincoln LS-C has a H.O. 5.0 just like a Mustang.

Get 94 or newer if you want to street legal it.
 

F.A.S.T.clothing

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the plan is street legal... hey geoff what year is the mustang miles? some guy has a 94 gt told me to come pick the car up 400, but im not quite ready to do the swap
 

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the plan is street legal... hey geoff what year is the mustang miles? some guy has a 94 gt told me to come pick the car up 400, but im not quite ready to do the swap
Whole car? If the motor is good (runs) buy it and sell the parts off the car to get your $$$ back.
 

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I have a 94 ford 4.0 so I should technically get a 94 or newer, even though i just got my truck smog and by the end of next year I dont expect to drive it on the street.

How much should I expect to spend? should I search junk yards or private owners?

I plan to go to the c4-c6 route so will any vehicle have that to so i can get it all or do i need to acquire from two vehicles.
if you going to keep it on the street put a SOHC motor in it. couple cheap mods 250 H.P. Headers.04 intake or complete motor 04,throttle body k&n ,exhaust. it will bolt right in. what trans do you have in it? you can buy a complete 4.0 SOHC for 7 or 800 bucks
 

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I have a 5.0 HO w/ gt40 heads from an explorer, a freshly rebulit C4, brand new driveshaft for a extra cab, & an explorer 8.8 rear end minus brakes for sale for $850!!! Bought truck with motor, test ran then tore truck apart & decided to do go a different route.... Ready to unbolt at my buddies shop in camarillo. Need parts gone asap!!
 
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