As I said in my previous post, I am in talks with my manager to potentially buy a 2001 Ford E150 van with a blown 4.2 Essex V6 engine.

Today, our longtime roommate and former Ford tech, along with my grandfather and mother, are coming to my workplace to get dinner, and they’ll be inspecting the van from the outside to see if it’s worth it or not.


The driver’s side fender is dented, as is one of the side doors and the left rear door. Other than that, the body is pretty straight and the interior doesn’t seem That Bad. My manager has forgotten how many miles are on it, but he said there was, “a few.” Very specific, I know.

So this could be by first project vehicle and the first vehicle I will be solely buying, which is very exciting. If it doesn’t happen, then it doesn’t happen.

Some on here have tried to convince me to do a 4.6 swap, which according to the forums isn’t the easiest thing but who doesn’t like a little challenge?

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