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Old 01-23-2009
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ok so i was thinking about swaping a 302 in to my 1993 2wd ranger... first Q carbed or fi? sence i dont have the obll and what not what will be easier? Next i have a 5 speed now. and i would like to keep it a manual. please just give me some tips and pointers. i have searched but no one i found had the same things i want. thanks guys.
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I'd say FI if ur into the wheeling but then again 4x2 and a lower truck a carb might not be a bad idea..
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FI, hands down. Its not that terrible to wire. Also for a manual you can run a T5, pretty tough little trans, and you can use a hydraulic bellhousing off of a newer mustang 4.0 if you want to run hydraulic. If not you can setup a cable clutch pedal put its a pain. Personally, i'm partially to a mustang 302. Parts are common and cheap, and there is a large knowledge base on 5.0 mustangs.
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Carb hands down... t-5.. being you have 4.0L you have an 8.8 so thats set...

some people like EFI... personally i hate it.. call my 100% old school.. i enjoy driving my 1930 Ford with original Updraft carb, and about 15 wires total in the whole car... over my trucks.. I like basics something brakes and you can diagnose with a screwdriver and a pocket knife...


cheaper.. plus you want to change a cam.. or compression or intake just rejet the cab or getting a bigger carb from 600 to a 750 and so on.. (simple explanation)

EFI involves dealing with the computer and reprogramming it.. no thanks..

there are people here that will "out scream" me on this issue... i dont care i know i wont be changed do what YOU feel comfortable with..
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http://rangerpowersports.com/forum/s...d.php?t=172714

http://rangerpowersports.com/forum/f...play.php?f=159

http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga...o_5_0-Swap.htm

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...nversions.html

People have a high tendency to over estimate the difficulty of a EFI swap. If you plan to DD it, EFI is the smartest injection method, if you want simple, high horsepower that can be some-what reliable, carb is the way to roll. If you can wire lights, you can do the majority of the wiring nessesary to complete an EFI swap.

I do respect Redneckstone's old-school carb preferences, depending on what you have grown up around or taught this may be the only way to build a motor.
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just like i respect the EFI guys its something i wouldnt do or try...


I drove a Carbed vehicle as my DD for over 5 years didnt have issues even when it was -15 out... just need to learn how the beast reacts to everything..


something about one day having a ranger with Dual quads in it is something i like to dream about hehe...lol
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Your in Herndon VA, just outside of D.C. Before you ask what type of fuel system you want to use, check to see whats legal in your area first. What we want and whats allowable are sometimes ( unfortunately ) different.
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yeah i know. that was my next thing i was going to concour (sp?). well like what year doner should i use? and also a mustang exploder? what?
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Your in Herndon VA, just outside of D.C. Before you ask what type of fuel system you want to use, check to see whats legal in your area first. What we want and whats allowable are sometimes ( unfortunately ) different.
ya sucks to live in emissions and inspections states...
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any thing?
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