Not to steal your thread - but what did you do if anything to make it fit and work?
Any details would be appreciated.
I did the bare minimum to be honest. From starting work on the car to being able to drive it around, it was three weeks. The motor mounts are a combination of the stock SC lowers and drilled-to-fit explorer uppers.
I used an M5R2 cause I had the one from my white 89 laying around. Had to get a 95 F150 starter, flywheel, and clutch kit. Then it just bolted up.
I used the stock explorer intake, un touched. Needed to use the explorer throttle cable, then cobbled an intake tube out of my 89s CAI tube and my 96s OEM rubber that was cut up. Then used a mustang filter box so the explorer maf would bolt up.
Electronics wise, I ran the explorer stuff as a stand alone. Theres a write up on classicbroncos.com by a Garry, also known as the EFIguy, on how to strip out the harness, re pin a couple connectors, what wires to connect to the relay panel, how to wire the fuse panel, what wires to bring in the cab for the OBD and gauges, what imputs to keep and for what reasons, ect. Dudes a genius, and you can email him. He also has 3 videos on youtube thatll walk you through the process. I didnt find this stuff until AFTER I ran through some issues on my gauges.
Now, somethings I did were a hack job because, well, this car isnt gonna be winning best in show trophies. Rad fan is controlled by a relay thats controlled by a switch in the cab.
I bypassed the inertia switch for the fuel pump because it was causing the car to not start.
And then I ran into my gauge issue, which I still havent figured out but for now I have my phone telling me what the computer sees through a bluetooth OBD scanner.
And I tricked the explorer EEC into thinking its always in nuetral, so it doesnt try to shift itself, prepare for TC lockup, or anyother weird things it might have wanted to try. As far as the computers concerned, Im revving it in the driveway.
Also with the wiring I had to add, I am using a gatorade bottle as a coolant overflow.