Should I buy it, explorer engine

1bad95

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OK looking into the future here with my.future build. Can pick up a 03 explorer motor with I believe is the WAP block? Aluminum. Motor is sludged with possible rod knock tge gyy said, and needs rebuilt. $100 for the motor. Is it worth it to pick it up and use it for a build?

I could essentially have the shortblock done, heads gone thru and get a pi intake or edelbrock and throw on my 98 cover back on it correct? If I bought it for the heads is the block worth anything?

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I'm sure the heads alone are worth more than that. I'd snatch it up
 

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From what I've read the heads and cams are the regular pi heads but the intake is a little different due to a heater hose in it I believe. Definitely thinking of grabbing it

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Bore it .20. Replace the needed internals and get pistons for whatever your going for with your build.
 

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For $100 grab it. If the block is junk you can keep/sell the heads and scrap the aluminum block but if it's a cheap fix you have a nice setup to drop in.
 

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