Originally Posted by jman511115
Hey guys, I'm planning on doing a V8 swap into my '98 Ranger once I retire it from dd duty. The shortblock is coming out of my fox body when I swap in a dart block, my plan was to complete the motor with junkyard parts and a carb and drop it in.
You CANNOT use a Carb.
Here the problem arises. The truck is a 98, so as far as I know emissions testing via the ecu is required. Is there any way around this to get it to pass inspection? Thanks.
NONE. OBD2 Readings are taken, recorded and registered with the State.
By mid-year 09, they will have the snifffers in all Counties and bi-year ' smog ' checks will start.
The ONLY way your going to pass that test is with an ECC4 or newer setup with mass-air ( IE: 5.0 FI setup ).
Im in the same boat but you have an advantage, your truck is a 98, the pushrod windsor blocks were still an OEM engine. My truck is an 03, the windsor platform was no longer in service. Legally I cannot do such a swap and have my truck street-legal regardless of what the inspectors/smog rulings will say.
Your in OP! You should come to one of the meets sometime