Just thinking out loud.
I have a 1999 Ranger with the 4.0 OHV engine. It's sitting out back of my shop. It's been parked for a bout 2 1/2 years.. Has about 134K miles on it.
My daily driver 2002 Ranger has the 4.0 SOHC engine. Has now 130K miles on it. Timing chain is driving me INSANE!! It's loud and makes people ask what is wrong with my truck..
What if I was to rebuild the 4.0 OHV engine, and thought about putting it in the 2002??
Comparing these two engines. I don't know what the pro's and con's are.. I haven't been impressed with this SOHC engine.
The other thought.. Is it cheaper and smarter to have Ford fix the timing chain or just go with my crazy idea of swapping engines??