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any have a carbed engine?

does anyone have one in their ranger? if so what size and how hard was it to put in and make everything work right?

the reason i am asking is because i have been tossing around the idea of a swap. it wouldn't be for a while because i only have 32,000 on my engine now but i do have a 69 351w from a ford torino..i was wondering if i could make this work
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You can make anything work. It all depends on your fab skills, tools and money.
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I have seen tons of Carbed Rangers with V8's, by far the easiest way to swap a motor into a ranger. only main problem is dealing with a new fuel delivery being an EFI pump puts out to much volume but theres ways around it...
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yea i figured it would be much easier but my problem is i dont know anything about electrical work. i figured i'm going to need new gauges but what would i need to keep an auto tranny shifting?
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use like a C4 it doesnt use a computer..

gauges just take out the stock gauges put a flat piece of plastic in its place and fill it with Autometer gauges simple solution there..
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awesome..thanks man.
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like i said Carb is the way to go for $$$ savings lol.. your better off with a manual plus it would be more fun..
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yeah im thinkin manual would be fun but puttin in a clutch would be a PITA lol. oh i was also wondering if my 4x4 would still work..i have the electronic shift so would i have to swap my transfer out for a manual? or does that not run through the computer?
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yeah im thinkin manual would be fun but puttin in a clutch would be a PITA lol. oh i was also wondering if my 4x4 would still work..i have the electronic shift so would i have to swap my transfer out for a manual? or does that not run through the computer?
OH you have 4x4 LOL didnt know that... jesus man

your gonna need like a whole f-150 trans T-case set up and some interesting custom fab work for linkages....


thought you where 2wd! you need to put more info in your post or make a Signature would be smart
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yea, maybe you should go with explorer 5.0 swap, there some threads about it on here, i think int3rc3pt3r (i think thats his name) did one and there is someone else but i forgot his name, maybe someone will chime in and tell you. but just search for it.
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haha sounds like a project. i better start saving lol. i'll prob still do it. i mean it wont be for a while cause like i said my truck only has 30000 on it and the 351 i have still needs to be rebuilt and converted for unleaded. but im sure i wanna do it. i have my brother in-law who knows what he's doing to help me out. we'll see how it goes lol
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