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I think my engine block is split, I would like to change it but here in Europe it's hard to find an engine. I find a 4.0 L to explorer 1997 and a motor 2.9 L cosworth (24 valve and multipoint injection) it's the same block motor but with other cylinder heads as the photos here are the diagrams. Do you think there is a way to rewire this engine?
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that is gonna give pj some wood...


not sure what you are asking. you are wondering if the explorer engine will bolt into your application and run the the euro controls?
 

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that is gonna give pj some wood...
Yep. It just did.

That is literally the sexiest engine Ford ever built. Just look at it. Like a newly single redhead not looking to date, but looking to fall in love. Doesnt get any better.



If you decide against using the cosworth, I will absolutely buy it from you. 👍🏿
 
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Also, yes, from my reading the BOA is essentially a drop in, with a slight modification to the engine mounts. You may not be be able to clear the AC compressor on the steering box.

If I recall correctly, the BOB will require some modifications to the wiring as its controlled by the EEC-V computer.
 

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an the 4.0 L from 1997 explorer is difficult to do in ?
 

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I thought those both just went boom?
 

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But its lonely and boring in there! There's nothing to discuss about engines that work fine all the time. :icon_rofl:
Idk, lots of threads over there starting with "I need more power..."
 

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an the 4.0 L from 1997 explorer is difficult to do in ?
That swap can be and has been done... never done one myself though.

Start reading in the Tech Section with this link.... FAQ's
 

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i don't search more power , i search a solution for my B2 , here in europe it's difficult to find a motor ford usa . I hope thats the 2.9 L usa is self like the 2.9 L from europe , only cylinder head is different but i'm no sure that i can swap a europe 2.9L in my B2 , here one picture from europe 2.9 L
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i don't search more power , i search a solution for my B2 , here in europe it's difficult to find a motor ford usa . I hope thats the 2.9 L usa is self like the 2.9 L from europe , only cylinder head is different but i'm no sure that i can swap a europe 2.9L in my B2 , here one picture from europe 2.9 LView attachment 32345
Your motor mounts will he slightly different. I'm not sure if the European 2.9 is drilled and tapped in the same spot as the European one for the engine mounts.

The USA alternator and power steering pumps are different as well.

Air conditioning will not fit from the European engine.

The top end fits just fine. This is my 1988 Ranger.

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