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Thread: Which parts should I buy, GM 5.0 or 96 Explorer?

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    Default Which parts should I buy, GM 5.0 or 96 Explorer?

    My car is a 90 Colony Park. The previous owner did the GT 40 Swap with both the heads and intake. I added a 65mm Explorer throttle body to replace the HO throttle body 8 months ago. If I replace the IAC and TPS should I order for a 90 Colony Park or for a 96 Explorer? The car has Mass Air with a 65mm throttle body and is using a computer from a 90 Mustang GT.
    Does it make a difference which sensors from either a 90 GM or a 96 Explorer or will the computer compensate for it?
    90 Colony Park LS with GT 40 heads and intake. HO cam, 65 MM TB, 67 MM EGR spacer. Has a 75 MM Pro Flow mass air sensor. Borla XS mufflers. 3L55. Shift kit, 2000 stall Tq convertor...Bilstein shocks, front and rear sway bars.
    90 Colony Park LS 64,000 miles all original. 3L55 tow package....front and rear sway bars.
    91 Grand Marquis GS....HO motor..Bilstein shocks poly bushings and police swaybars. This one handles the best.
    70 Torino Squire with M code 351 Cleveland 3.00 has Magnaflow mufflers. Hidden headlights and power windows. All original

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    I'm an air-conditioned gypsy gadget73's Avatar
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    Jan 2005


    Plugs are different, the old stuff is generally fatter pins. The parts aren't actually different electrically, so get what plugs in to your harness. Probably 1990.

    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
    5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

    Quote Originally Posted by phayzer5 View Post
    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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    Thank you Gadget.
    Yes, the stock sensors for a 90 GM are what's been working the past year and a half. Now there's an issue.

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    Domestic Tourist Lincolnmania's Avatar
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    Birdsboro PA.


    order for a 90.

    1986 lincoln towncar signature series. 5.0 HO with thumper performance ported e7 heads, 1.7 roller rockers, warm air intake, 65mm throttle body, 1/2" intake spacer, ported intakes, 3.73 rear with trac lock, 98-02 front brake conversion, 92-97 rear disc conversion, 1" rear swaybar, 1 3/16" front swaybar, 16" wheels and tires, loud ass stereo system, badass cb, best time to date 15.94 at 87 mph. lots of mods in the works 221.8 rwhp 278 rwt
    2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature. Stock for now
    1989 Ford F-250 4x4 much much more to come, sefi converted so far.
    1986 Toyota pickup with LSC wheels and 225/60/16 tires.
    2008 Hyundai Elantra future Revcon toad
    1987 TriBurner and 1986 Alaska stokers keeping me warm. (and some pesky oil heat)

    please be patient, rebuilding an empire!

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