Gee I guess thats the biggest question. Everything else is a dont deal if the 4.6 will bolt to the current trans.
Ok sorry, couldn't help myself... They didn't start putting the 4.6 into explorers until the MAJOR overhaul to the chassis in 2002. The reason I'm laughing is, you would have an easier time fitting a 460 under the hood of your explorer than a 4.6. I really doubt the 4.0 and 4.6 share the same transmission, but that would be the least of your worries. You'd be much better off doing a 5.0 swap.. cheaper, easier, just as much power, oh and did I mention WAY EASIER? Since the 5.0 was an optional engine for your year of explorer. For some good info you can go to the V8 swap forum at rangerpowersports.com
'86 Bronco fullsize, 460cid, E4OD, 6" lift, 35" BFGs, 4.56 posi
'85 Ranger, 340hp 289, T5, Cobra wheels, 245/45/ZR17, 4.10 posi 7.5"
[ This Message was edited by: Motorhead on 2/16/05 11:59pm ]