I'm asking for some help with information for a project. I'm looking at buying a house and am going to try to trade my Ranger in for an F250 as part of the deal. Do I think its going to happen (house or truck) - probably not.
So that leaves me with wanting to replace the engine in my 02 XCab. I've been replacing stuff on it and have gotten tired of fixing it. I need/want to do something different: I want to put the 4.2L v6 out of an F150 in my 2002 Ranger.
I blew a head gasket on my Duratec 23NS after replacing the water pump and the vacuum plug on the front of the intake manifold. The synchros in the tranny are worn out and I'm tired of dealing with this motor/tranny.
If you guys will help me with information - I'll put up photos and details as I go along so if you want to do likewise you'll be able to use my template.
What I need from you guys is:
- details on the wiring harness for the engine from the F150
- stock transmissions that go with it.
- EVTM files/photos for both F150 and Ranger
- Information on which E150 vans and F150 years are best to look for.
What I don't want:
- Just put in a 3.0 or a 4.0 SOHC or 4.0 OHV remarks
- "Don't waste your time" remarks
I want the challenge. Just making negative remarks will get you a "F*ck off"
95% of my driving is under 3k RPM so why would I use a SOHC?
The 4.2 is newer than the 4.0 - more mechanically efficient.
The 4.2 makes more power than any of the other three.
Why do it? Because anything can be done.
An Xcab ranger is 800 lbs lighter than a single cab F150 and the truck will carry a lot more when I swap the axle to a 31 spline 8.8 from an Explorer or Sport Trac.
With that engine and the power it produces I'll probably have to put a 2" body lift on the truck to clear the motor under the hood and then use F150 sized tires (wider than P-rated ranger tires) to help reduce wheel spin.
Also, haven't made up my mind on what to call it so cast your vote: