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Old 02-11-2012, 02:26 AM   #1
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1997 Explorer engine in 1989 convertible

Im going to a shop and pick up a 97 explorer 5.0 engine with gt-40p heads and i looked up the swap and what i got out of it is change all front parts and timing cover balancer i want to know if thats all and can i use 5.0 mustang flywheel and the balancer off a 5.0 mustang and it work and can i use a 1989 Lincoln mark

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[QUOTE="kbolden50"]Im going to a shop and pick up a 97 explorer 5.0 engine with gt-40p heads and i looked up the swap and what i got out of it is change all front parts and timing cover balancer i want to know if thats all and can i use 5.0 mustang flywheel and the balancer off a 5.0 mustang and it work and can i use a 1989 Lincoln mark vii 5.0 HO cam in the 97 engine thank you
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Im going to a shop and pick up a 97 explorer 5.0 engine with gt-40p heads and i looked up the swap and what i got out of it is change all front parts and timing cover balancer i want to know if thats all and can i use 5.0 mustang flywheel and the balancer off a 5.0 mustang and it work and can i use a 1989 Lincoln mark

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Yes you can use the cam, balancer, and timing cover, all the parts will swap over just fine. You also need to use your distributor being the explorer is EDIS.
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Could i use the old roller rockers and rods or should i go new do i have to change oil pan
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Could i use the old roller rockers and rods or should i go new do i have to change oil pan
I would change the lifters and check the rods to make sure they are straight. You should be able to reuse them as well as the rockers.
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I looked at the rods on the 89 they are bent could i use the 89 rockers and the 97 rods i was going to check the size but with it bent would that make the off some
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I looked at the rods on the 89 they are bent could i use the 89 rockers and the 97 rods i was going to check the size but with it bent would that make the off some
The push rods are probably the same length or close enough that it won't matter.
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The push rods are probably the same length or close enough that it won't matter.
+1. I used the explorer pushrods and rockers on my swap awhile back. No problems to date with them.
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