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Old 11-05-2011
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1988 302 H.O. Swap

Hi there! I have been wanting to put a 302 in my 1999 RegCab. 2WD Ranger for a while. I have seen people put the 302 in 97's and older but not newer. I'm not talking about the under powered Explorer engine. Could some help me answer some questions?

-Motor Mounts? (someone told me you could flip them?)
-Tranny cross-member matching up?
-Do I have to split the engine from the tranny to put it in?
-Wiring harness?
-Stock fuel tank sending unit working?

I believe the tranny is a 3 speed with overdrive. (C4?)
Im also picking up a 8.8 rear end.

Here is a pic of the engine.
http://imgc.classistatic.com/cps/kjc...145h24_20.jpeg
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Old 11-06-2011
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C4 was phased out in the early 80's you should have an AOD with your 88 donor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_AOD_transmission

I have the stuff to do an explorer swap as I have a 4wd, so I am not up to speed on what you need.
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