new motor needed - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Mustang Forum This forum is for the discussion of all Ford Mustang models, including the Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang Convertible and Ford Mustang Coupe and all older/classic models and submodels.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-18-08, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Boise, ID currently in Kuwait
Posts: 3
new motor needed

Hello, this is my first post here on

Okay, little back story to this.
I am an American, working in Kuwait.

What I am about to get, for $375, is a 95 Mustang GTS 5.0

It has a spun bearing in it.

Needs a new motor

Now, I am having a problem finding a motor from either the 95 and older years. I have found a 5.0 from a 2000 Explorer (thats what they said, I didn't think the 5.0 was still with Ford)

Will this work with the mustang? I know that the accessories, heads, oil pan, and intake manifold will need to come off the original motor.

My question is going to be, will it be work while, or should I just not get the mustang?

Any input would be great. And its ok if I don't get one here. Cuz when I come back to the states I will get one then.
Soundbox is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-19-08, 08:11 AM
Supporting Vendor
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 109
Re: new motor needed

This motor could be used, and if anything the heads and intake are an upgrade. You will need the '95 electronics and ignition system - unless you want to ditch stock electronics altogether.
Matt Cramer is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-31-08, 07:27 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 89
Re: new motor needed

You will also have to keep your intake manifold and exhaust manifolds.Oil pan and pickup tube will also be needed to be switched . Just unhook the wiring from the engine block and plug back in to the new engine.Keep your old wiring harness.
Stick462 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Mustang Forum
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome