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Next project that I will get in over my head on. Building a motor for my bronco as it is down 2 cylinders. Picked up this motor from the freeport junkyard, it is a 5.0 out of a 95 explorer. Has gt40 heads, not sure if it is a HO motor or no as the plate on the intake did not say HO. I plan to try and do this as cheap as possible reusing what I can. I am going to have the block cleaned up and hopefully it will not need to be bored so i can reuse the pistons. The only real mods I plan on doing is a cam and roller rockers. I also plan to mildly PNP the heads myself and probably get a valve job.
I am currently researching what Cam I am going to use and then I will order that up.
Anyone have a recommendation on a book to build 5.0's as I never did this before.

new tool, piece of crap Chinese pep boys hoist, crappy welds, shag all over the place but it works.

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bores look pretty good, still has the cross lines

 

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As far as books goes, the haynes or chilton is straight forward for tear down and buildup.

A how to build/make horsepower Ford book exist, but unless you plan on increased bore/stroke and tips on building more power, than it's un-needed imho.

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Do you plan on keeping the oil filter relocation to the front? And do you have any needs for air-injection? Was the engine you pulled from the JY a runner?

I did the same when I bought my Ford Donkey ( oops I mean bronco ;) ) but I used a CV 1991 engine as my based engine since it was free and already acquired. Since then, that engine has been revert numerous ways and has a bastardize of parts on it from explore heads, CV flexplate, truck timing cover and now explore intake.
 
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