5.0 Swap 92 Notch 2.3

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by KaLiKo Street, Feb 2, 2012.


  1. tangycrose

    tangycrose New Member

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    Hey nice swap, my dad and i are doing the almost the same thing, 91 notch 4cyl, auto, to 5.0 5 speed, just drove it for the first time today, lookin good
  2. txstang84

    txstang84 Active Member

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    You still have the axles and brakes from the Lincoln? Don't scrap them if they're serviceable...
  3. KaLiKo Street

    KaLiKo Street Member

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    The 2.3 thats been in it for 6,000 miles since last feburary is about to come out

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    2.3 out

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    Empty bay

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    Little $8 dolly comes in handy
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    2.3 and 5.0

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    How it sits till tomorrow

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    old_blue Active Member

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    did you really paint the radiator hose?? No offense. just thought it was funny.
  5. KaLiKo Street

    KaLiKo Street Member

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    I was 15 when i got this car, im 20 now...i painted everything lol
  6. KaLiKo Street

    KaLiKo Street Member

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    Dirty Borg Warner T5 with 2.3 Bellhousing
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    Clean Borg Warner T5 with 5.0 Bellhousing
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    83 2.2 Diesel Ranger Pilot Bearing
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    Front Clip
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    Stripped Car
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    Stripped and Primered Engine Bay (had every intention of welding all the holes up and doing a nice job on the bay, started doing it and its alot of work that really isnt necessary and its my daily driver so i need it running asap.)
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  7. old_blue

    old_blue Active Member

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    looking good
  8. KaLiKo Street

    KaLiKo Street Member

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    New clutch kit
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    Flywheel/Clutch installed
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    Surgery in progress
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    5.0 on the mustang :)
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    My wiring nightmare
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    Looks good, now i just gotta make it run...im really not looking forward to doing the rewiring :(
  9. old_blue

    old_blue Active Member

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    might be a little late, but did you put in a new rear seal and oil pan seals??? These are common areas for oil leaks on the 5.0 figured since you had it out (or did).
  10. KaLiKo Street

    KaLiKo Street Member

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    I did put in a new rear seal (thing was like $22 for a rubber circle) and valve cover gaskets while it was out but i didnt put a new oil pan gasket...oops...Ill check it tomorrow and clean around it and try to see how bad it is.
  11. txstang84

    txstang84 Active Member

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    Looks good to me. If you haven't already been to www.fordfuelinjection.com for wiring assists, or looked up some of jrichker's posts, now would be the time to look. You can find pretty much everything wiring related within those two sources.
  12. old_blue

    old_blue Active Member

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    When I swapped out my 4cyl. I had a donor and used the wiring from the cpu foward. made it nice and easy. I don't envy the project you have in front of you. (fyi- mine was an 88 and swapped in an 89 5.0 with harness maing it mass air with the factory harness and cpu
  13. KaLiKo Street

    KaLiKo Street Member

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    Looks cleanish right?
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    I hate wires...
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    I dont even know what half of them do...I need a complete wiring diagram for every single wire in the 90 5.0 mark vii and the 92 2.3 mustang, anyone help me with that?
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    I'm pretty sure if you go to fordfuelinjection.com there is a chart that covers that...that's why I put it up above...

    Check out the stickys too...pretty sure most of the stuff you'd need for wiring info are there. Also, if you don't have a haynes manual, now would be a great time for one. They have detailed wire diagrams in the back. They don't show pinouts, but they do give connector numbers where you can at least figure out (although kinda slow-going) what wires go thru which connector. Otherwise, you can probably check over in the 2.3 forums and see if there's anyone there with chassis wiring details. I'd almost think they'd be at least similar on the chassis side to speed/convenience mass production...
  15. KaLiKo Street

    KaLiKo Street Member

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    I ordered some EVTMs from ebay for the mark vii and the mustang now im just waiting on them to get here. I think the factory wiring manuals are better the the haynes/chiltons
  16. KaLiKo Street

    KaLiKo Street Member

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    Havent taken any pics lately but ill get some tomorrow. Wires are giving me a hard time. I about had it running today, run for a full 5 seconds then died :) I did learn that my car (1992 2.3) does not have a fuel pump relay in a normal place like every one elses (under the driver or passenger seat) but mines in a big black metal box with 2 other relays soldered together to a board on the passenger side strut tower area.

    Cars a mess right now. I have EVTMs and Factory Ford/Lincoln manuals witch are a life saver :) But car is completely gutted, no seats, dash, nothing in the trunk, 10,000 wires running all over the place through the car. But itll be running soon....i hope...
  17. KaLiKo Street

    KaLiKo Street Member

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    Wonderful wiring...not...
    It does run now tho. I just got to straighten everything up and run my wires for lights.
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  18. jsw81

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    I do not envy you one bit. :)
  19. old_blue

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    getting there. Bet you can't wait to hear it run.just becareful and mindful of the 4cyl parts still there.
  20. KaLiKo Street

    KaLiKo Street Member

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    Black Primer

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