I know this topic has been discussed a lot, and I know the importance of the search function on all forums. But time is an issue here, an opportunity needs to be jumped on NOW, so I didn't do a whole lot of searching. If you just want to see my main question, scroll to the bottom.
Here's the deal:
My friend has a 2wd 02 ranger edge lifted on 33s with a mostly stock v6. He has been wanting to do a v8 swap for some time now. I have another friend who is selling a freshly rebuilt 302 for $300. Here's his description:
The block is a "mexico spec" F150 (these are forged)
new rod bolts and berrings,
new valve kit pushrods,valves,seats,springs,cam,ect (oem)
pistson cleaned and with new rings, cyclinders honed
heads are from a 93 mustang and are ported and polished
new MSD ignition (cap,rotor,ect)
elderbrock breather valve and water neck
crank machined and turned
every single gasket and seal on the motor is new as well,(head gaskets,valve
this motor can either be carborated or fuel injected as I wasnt sure which route I was going to go so I bought the parts for both
also includes accessory bracket and and accessories(alternator,AC,idler)and stock headers
if you choose to go with fuel injected you will need the fuel rails and injectors(these can be found anywhere for under $100 for everything), if you go with carb'd then you will need the actual carb itself(what bolts to the carb manifold)
The entire motor was dipped,degreased,preped,primed, and painted with VHT high temp engine paint( about $100 in paint alone)
The motor is basically new and will need to be "broken-in" before ran hard (rings need to seat ect. ect.) It will also need spark plugs,wires,and the acc belt.
The engine also come with a brand new engine stand($180) that I literally bought for this project, it is not even a month old!!!!
Now, my friend would love to put this engine in his ranger. Is this something that will fit, and can be done without having to do any welding?
Sorry for a crappy first post, but I'm kind of in a hurry.