I have a 97 Explorer motor with P heads that I am going to put in a 95 GT I just got with a bad motor. Researching whats required so feel free to let me know what you know..
I have been told that I have to be careful with cams on this motor. I was looking at the E303 but have read and been warned it doesnt go well with the explorer motor..requires some major tuning to work I am told. So I decided to see what Summit had for the 97 Explorer and found this
Crane Cams 443941 - Crane PowerMax Camshafts - summitracing.com
Its in the rpm range I desire for a mostly street car that may get some drag/ auto cross time for fun.
Since it is for the 1997 I should be able to use this should I not?
I also plan to change the rockers to roller rockers (not sure if I need 1.6 or 1.7s'), valve springs and lifters (help me here too)
Digging around to get all info on using the explorer intake on the car, have figured out I dont need to worry about the ACT as its in the air intake on these cars. Got someone helping me here but feel free to share what you know, especially by experience.
I have a line on some P headers I hope works out.
Suggestions on CAI, MAF and TB's are welcomed.
I also plan to replace timing chain/gear, oil pump and add windage tray, new mustang oil pan, plugs, 9mm wires, rotary button/dist. cap
Swap over from mustang to explorer motor all front drive accessories/pulleys, etc.
Exhaust will be Pypes X pipe (w/cats?) Flowmaster cat back
I may be forgetting something..not sure. Feel free to throw in opinions and if you have done a Explorer to SN95 transplant what you ran into/had to modify.
Thanks in advance,