Get your hands on a metric tap & die set and determine what the thread size is.
Measure the length needed.
Go from there.
Ha, the 'hardware store' (industrial supply house, really) I'd send you to is 3,000 miles from Oregon.
Nice people in Oregon from my experience.
Which engine and transmission does it have? No mention of fluid maintenance? I'm aghast.
Maybe time to redouble your efforts?
Try every Ford/truck/hillbilly-gentleman site. More pictures will help sell a nice 36 year old truck.
The price will seem high to many.
Have you tried cars.com...
Maybe that's from a VIS equipped engine from 1997-1998 -first two years for the 4.0l SOHC.
The IMRC (Intake Manifold Runner Control) was a selection between two pathways....which may be what's at 12 and 6 o'clock in the photo.
Hello XLTsplash: Please supply the name (brand) of the radiator and where you sourced it.
I've searched for an aluminum replacement radiator for my Ranger, 2005 FX4 Off-Road-4.0l SOHC, with no luck.
Ranger people mention 2, and even 3 row radiators. I can't find a single!
What I've learned about locking lugs follows.
USE ANTI-SEIZE ON THE THREADS AND DON"T USE EXCESSIVE FORCE TIGHTENING THEM.
The lube action of the anti-seize means you don't need the same torque when tightening.
The anti-seized threads will remove more easily.
Ignore the people who say your...
Friend's '97 F-150 w <70K uses 2 quarts per annum doing nothing but short trips.
His 4.6 has the valve cover mounted ignition coils. I've heard some are coil-on-plug.
Also, he never had a spark plug blow out.
Ha-ha, anybody ever install a Ford cabin air filter kit? You perform surgery on...
Obviously you don't have a lot of data (2 more Explorers) but I'd love to know if there is any trannie failure data driven by geography (heat) or application (Explorers instead of Rangers). Glad my Ranger has an external trannie cooler.