Amen to that Bob!
Originally Posted by rwenzing
Without a body lift and a few specialty parts, a 5.8L can be a headache in a 98+ Ranger
Let's see - so far I have: 1" body lift, 1/2" engine lift (to clear oil pump), custom oil pan, custom headers, custom balance for explorer 50oz damper assy with 28oz 351W rotating assy, custom cam position sensor unit, custom A/C lines, etc...
351W will fit, very similar to a 302, just has taller decks (9.5" vs 8.2" of 302). This means the block uses common front cover, but the heads sit 1.3" further from the crank. In effect, this makes the whole engine ~2" wider and 1" taller.