Originally Posted by NODNARB
it's a 383 stroker w/ 400 tranny...should be fun!
Keeping the back end from wanting to pass you will be your main problem! Well, that and keeping tread on the back tires
The three speed tranny would be okay for a street machine, which I assume is what you have in mind. The 400 is definitely stout enough for the weight of the Ranger. You may want to look for a 9" rearend eventually, though the 8.8 is actually pretty strong.
We expect pics of this build of course.