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Old 10-11-2010
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Another V8 Ranger Build

Been looking for the most active V8 Ranger forum. This one seems good. Picked up an abandoned project and will be needing some help. 74 302ci bored .030 over, Lunati 284/284 .488 lift cam w/ roller rockers, Manley valves, Edelbrock 289 intake. Connected to a rebuilt C4 manual valve body adapted to the BW1350 transfer case and 4:10LS gears. 3" body lift sitting on 31/10.50/15's. Engine and tranny have never even been filled or started. Pulled the engine and tranny and had my builder tear it down to make sure everything was built properly. But enough intro: What is the easiest radiator swap? PO has cut the top out of core support evidently to allow easier engine install. I'm hoping to use stock V8 fan w/short water pump. Any radiator you know of that will fit the easiest with least modifications (Mustang etc)? I will search the forum for most of my questions, but this will get me started.
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You may wanna look in a Summit book, Jegs or Online for a nice slim Radiator that will work best for the space you have.
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Not to dissuade you from posting here but on there's a lot of guys with older rangers this are even more knowledgeable. This may be the most active forum though.
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