I'm trying to find some parts, and craigslist isn't much of a help. I'm planning on building a rolling chassis to fit my 1990 Taurus SHO that will hold a 5.0L V8. Yes, it will be RWD. My problem so far is finding a working engine/trans assembly. If anyone knows of a junkyard in OK with working parts, let me know...
Doubt you will find a chassis that small, the smallest you might find is from a ranger or an explorer, and also remember you will have to build a tunnel for the drivetrain, and the steering would have to be completely reworked.
I am not sure where a Explorer 302 with GT40P heads ends up. 210-235HP?
To work on... I saw the crammed 4.6L and won't want do deal with any of it
You are talking about the 4v 4.6 with those numbers. 2v numbers are more like 215/280, (or at least that's what my 96 Tbird numbers are). It all depends on the year/platform it was put in because of the differences in exhaust and stock tunes. If I was looking for a 2v I would DEFINATELY be looking for a PI(performance improved, not police interceptor) motor. They have better heads, larger intake manifold ports, I believe bigger exhaust ports, and a different cam grind and will get about 20-25 more horses in stock form as compaired to a NPI. Once my motor goes in the bird(or I get a fatter wallet) it will probibly become a blown 2v PI.