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Old January 26th, 2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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4.6 to 5.0 swap...


isnt it possible to just take out the 4.6 and put in a 5.0 whole motor and use all the sensors from the 4.6 and the throttle body and intall a timing wheel for the magnetic pickup for the crank sensor? I mean is this possible ? what actually is involved in doing this, I know its had to have been done before.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 11:04 PM   #2
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You are in my opinion going to spend more money to go backwards in technology with the 5.0 then you would with a higher horsepower mark viii swap.

But if you wanted to do the 5.0 swap, I think your best bet would be with the late model Explorers that had the 5.0 in them. I believe they had an electronic cam sensor that would work better for the swap.
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No. Not many thing will be transferable. Let alone a whole different ecu and what not. If you're swapping in a 5.0 you mind as well just go carb'd imho. Why go to a 5.0? Your 4.6 can go much further for much less. PI swap and tune. Boom 270ish horse. IMO that is.
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You'll need a diffirent k-member as well. Along with lots of other stuff.

Would definately be cheaper to go carb, but carbs suck.
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^Honestly, i love carb'd engines. Thats what i learned to work on first. They're SO simple and easy to work on and can still make some decent power.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 12:52 AM   #6
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well it was just a question that was roling around in my head. the reason I would want to swap is diffrence in powerband, yes I might pi swap and all that but if you look at the dynos even the pis start losing power after 4 something rpm so your not gaining anything except hp and still have the same drivability as you did with your npi. the 5.0s powerband can be manipulated to peak at higher or lower rpms. I dont know, like I said it was idea I had roling around and I had to ask...
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Well if you honestly want an old pushrod 302 in your car then just sell your car and buy a 94/95 GT. They came with the 5.0 from the factory. You may even net some cash from the deal for some modding money.
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Just my opinion, but if I were gonna go carb'd I'd build a 347 stroker! That's the only carb swap I'd consider! Streetable, reliable if built correctly & with good quality parts & can turn some real good numbers! Just my opinion!!! On the other hand you may wanna look into a PI swap, every bolt on that can be had, 3.73/4.11 gears, exhaust, suspension upgrades & probably cam & valve spring upgrades too! Then you will see some respectable streetable numbers from your 4.6! Good luck in your decision! Frank
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You can do the swap. Getting the electronics to work is a job. I build conversion packages but, they aren't cheap. Its way cheaper than a standalone DFI but, not a budjet type item. You can do it using the 4.6 ECU. Doing it that way your still looking at several hundred to get it working. You would be better off buying a 94-95 car and starting from there.
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lol, its funny you guys are telling me to go buy a 94 95 5.0 when I already have one. as I said before I just wanted to know if it was possible.
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Almost anything is possible with the right amount of money. It's just not logical considering that setup is readily available.
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