Been wanting to do a 5.0 swap for let's say... over 25 years.
This is going to be the first of 2 trucks I want to put 5.0's in, it is the practice run LOL.
Starting with a 2000 Amazon green single cab short bed ranger, originally with a 2.5 and auto. Previous owner attempted a head gasket change and locked the cam up after 30 miles on the new gasket. I trailered the truck with the partially disassembled motor to the place I work. I'm blessed in that respect we do fuel systems ant turbos for diesels there and have bays and lifts and all kinds of helpful tools.
Donor is a 1997 Mountaineer. Neither Monty or Gherkin came with PATS so that isn't an issue.
Some initial pics:
Trailered it to the shop
Found an open bay. Yes that is a cat 3408 on the left as a hydraulic pump.
Previous owner quit while he was behind
Monty, the healthy donor.
Out comes the 2.5 and the tranny
Empty at last