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Old 05-27-2010
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1986 V8 Ranger ecm or computer?

IM putting in a v8 carbed 351w in my ranger.I was wondering if I need the ecm or computer.It is located on the passenger side inner fender.I guess that is what it is.I already wired my msd ignition.Any help would help great.
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Old 05-28-2010
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For '86, the ECM is located behind the passenger side kick panel inside the cab. On the passenger side fender in the engine compartment is a panel that contains the starter solenoid and other relays . . . some of which you might want to keep (such as in-tank fuel pump relay).

I would suggest obtaining a Hanes manual or something with an electrical schematic covering your year to help you determine what you need to keep and what you can toss.

BTW, I have an '86 Ranger w/351W. It is an extremely tight fit. (Check out some of my pictures in my user album).
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Old 05-29-2010
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Hey thanks a lot!!
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