1987 ranger trans swap help
Working on a 87 2.9 5speed. Swapping back to automatic. Truck was auto origannally, but we changed to 5 speed several years ago. Now we are swapping back to auto. We bought a motor and trans together out of a 87, and our motor and trans was bought together as well when we changed motor and trans to use the 5 speed. So basically what I'm doing is trying to put an auto trans on to it the motor from the 5 speed. I used the flywheel and crank spacer off the auto motor, put the auto trans in and let won't go far enough up to bolt to the motor. The converter is lined up and all four bolts are thru the flywheel. But the converter is still against trans bell housing and I'm about 1/2" from the block. Both motors are from an 87. Only difference is one was auto and other was 5 speed. Do I need a different flywheel to use with out the crank spacer? The auto flywheel won't fit over the crank where the pilot bushing is is why I used the spacer. A any suggestions is appreciated.