Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Houghton MI, Tower MN
I also second the 5.0 EFI motor
They came in the 87-93 mustangs, 86+ lincoln mark VII's, and in some thunderbirds.
Just look for the whole car, I paid $200 for a running, driving 89' lincoln. The car had 165K on it when I bought it, it now has over 200K, doesnt burn a drop of oil, runs great. These motors are good for 200K easy in most cases.
The H.O. motor is also a roller motor, and from 87-93 had forged pistons. Specs are 225HP, 300ftlbs.
If you buy a complete car, it will either have a T-5 5 speed stick, or a AOD automatic. either one can probably be adapted to fit the jeep T-case. You best bet though is to find a T-18 four speed tranny from a 80's ford truck. It will be a better tranny for offroading.
I would think that the whole swap could be done for under $1000 easily, probably cheaper.
89 SSV mustang, 4.10's, mac equal length, O/R H-pipe, pullies, short belt.
89 F-150 359W, 600 holley, headman, ported heads, T-18, Ford 9", spool, 5" lift, 35" bfg KM MT
84 broncoII 302, 600 holley, 484"cam, jacobs, ladder bars, fender exits.