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350 swap in 88 ranger

i have a 88 ranger xlt reg cab 2.9 automatic efi i was thinking of putting a 350 carbed in it but can it be done im new at this what will i have to change and is there a conversion kit somewhere
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no conversion kit(or i dont think there is one) and you have to do alot of studying.
it is not a 1 day job. check out the ranger station and rps there are quithe a few completed v8 swaps..



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why a 350 in it. Why not use a 351 or a 302. Leave the 350s in the chevys.
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Yeah man you can't put a chevy engine in a Ford. Especially when a 351 Windsor will drop in with a little modification and some elbow grease.
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why a 350 in it. Why not use a 351 or a 302. Leave the 350s in the chevys.
I would guess cause he has it already? I don't know.

But anyway, I would say RPS (Ranger Power Sports) seems to have the most info about V8 swaps and TRS (The Ranger Station) seems to be the best about Gen 1 and 2 Rangers. Most of the guys here seem to have a lot of newer gens.

I would check those two for some research. I'm sure some people here might even be able to point him in a couple good direction.
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why a 350 in it. Why not use a 351 or a 302. Leave the 350s in the chevys.
cause the 5.7 is the ****!!!!

look up the swap questions at TRS and do it!!!
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i have a 88 ranger xlt reg cab 2.9 automatic efi i was thinking of putting a 350 carbed in it but can it be done im new at this what will i have to change and is there a conversion kit somewhere
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As the NEW Starsky said "Just do it, do it, come on, DO IT!"

RPS is down for the count at the moment, there membership ran out or some kinda crap like that, but I know for a FACT that there was/is a detailed thread on the swap into a 94 ................I wrote it!

Hit me up with questions & I'll help as best I can!
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not to dig up an old thread but alot of hot rods and such use chevy engines just for the fact that parts are cheaper. thats why we have a sbc in my 27 ford roadster. pointless post i know just stating that parts are cheaper and i find chevys easier to work on, mabye thats because thats what ive grwn up with i dont know.
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Theres a member here that has done 3 SBC swaps ionto rangers.

The SBC's only drawback is the distributers location. Theres better oilpan clearence and they are MUCH CHEAPER then building a ford.
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