5.0l is 19" wide, 21" high
4.6l SOHC is 28" wide, 26" high
4.6l DOHC is 30" wide, 30" high
length is about the same for all 3
Ranger engine bay would need a good bit of modification to get a 4.6l in.
And a body lift for height
As far as a manual trans, the 1997 and up F-150 with 4.2l V6 will have the M5OD-R2 with same bellhousing pattern as 5.0l, ford small block pattern, bolt holes need to be enlarged, 4.2l used 10mm bolts, 5.0l 7/16th(11mm) so not much difference
And the shifter on this trans was moved backwards in '97 so is within an inch of Ranger M5OD-R1.
4.6l uses Ford Modular V8 pattern so those trans only match other modular V8 patterns not 5.0l.
Ford computers have software for manual trans setup or Automatic setup, a computer setup for automatic will set trouble codes if it is not connected to correct model transmission.
You can have software changed or use computer from manual vehicle
Last edited by RonD; 05-27-2016 at 10:49 AM.