If your state only does a Safety Inspection on the 95 and older vehicles then any FORD 302 or 5.0 Engine will do.
Not sure in your state but the 95 in MA either just makes it or just misses it, I think ’94 is the last year but OBDII started in 96 so I am not sure.
If I were to work on a 95 or older Ranger I would use the L&L Kit, it is IMHO the way to go but it is $$$.
Great machine work, HD headers, an Oil Filter Relocation Kit that could go on a show truck.
Again they charge for good workmanship.
4x4, 5sp, Std Cab, Stepside, E4 Red
4” Lift - Coil-Overs, 6” SkyJacker Leafs - No Blocks (Mistake)
31 Spline FX4 Rear Axle, 4.56s and OX Locker, Hurst Shifter w/Optional Stick and "Made by Grev" alignment adapter