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Old 01-26-2005
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any one looking do to the V8 Swap???

If you are looking for a site that gives you every thing you need? to install or to learn this is the place it's helped me alot and i have ordered most of the stuff needed to drop in my 302
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Give me till may hahahahaha i can't wait
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What the wait...

Hurry and get some pics and maybe some vids....
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Know of any swap kits for the newer models? Theres inly go to 97...
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it should bolt right up i'm gonna e mail them and ask when ni get home from work....but from what the site says it'll bolt right up to the newer models to.. and i'll have pictures as soon as the motors in my hands still working out the deal on it
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Sweet, hope if all works out for you. I may go this route eventually as well, if i'm lucky.

Good luck man
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Interesting, let us know what you find out about 98 and up, I am thinking about a v8 swap this summer.
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well i just e mailed them and the email was sent back...saying that there no longer an e mail adress i'll do some searching and find the addy
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www.rangerpowersports.com and www.harwoodperformance.com are some sites you should search around for the swap.

You SHOULD invest in purchasing the Harwood Performance Ranger V8 swap manual. It covers everything you could think of.
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I 'am in the process of starting a v8 conversion, the project is so fresh that the motor is not even out of the donor car yet LOL.
It will be installed into a 94 splash 4x4, i wounder ....was there a ranger lightning??
I looking for a theme for the truck, you uys have any ideas?
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I 'am in the process of starting a v8 conversion, the project is so fresh that the motor is not even out of the donor car yet LOL.
It will be installed into a 94 splash 4x4, i wounder ....was there a ranger lightning??
I looking for a theme for the truck, you uys have any ideas?
F150 = Lightning
Ranger = Thunder?
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F150 = Lightning
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lol sounds good....
what ever happend to Zero?
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What about a ranger SVT? would that be stupid........
Or mabey the ranger Harley davidson edition, i love the colors , that dont sound to bad
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I 'am in the process of starting a v8 conversion, the project is so fresh that the motor is not even out of the donor car yet LOL.
It will be installed into a 94 splash 4x4, i wounder ....was there a ranger lightning??
I looking for a theme for the truck, you uys have any ideas?
Ranger Thunderbolt
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I would rather have one of these: Ford SVT Lightning Bolt Ranger!

http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/stor...olt/page1.html
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I'd buy one!!
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So I am guessing you guys don't have emission laws in TX? Like the one where the engine has to be out of a same year or newer vehicle or a crate motor. I'd be careful doing this, I am not sure what would happen if your state adopted that law and then you can't drive your truck b/c you can't register it.
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So I am guessing you guys don't have emission laws in TX? Like the one where the engine has to be out of a same year or newer vehicle or a crate motor. I'd be careful doing this, I am not sure what would happen if your state adopted that law and then you can't drive your truck b/c you can't register it.
That...or they'd have to fork over the money for the crate motor...either way, that sucks...we;;, the crate motor would be nice, but more $$$

So whatever happened to the swap...May has come and gone
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Well just to update the peoplz, my 302 H.O. is out of the donor car, i also bought a 81 toyota that had a 351, i got it for the tranny it is an auto, with an aluimin t-case.
Funny thing though, on the top of the bellhousing of the tranny is the number 73 that is casted, does anyone know what it means?.
Lets see.....i checked the compression on the 302.....125 psi
Next, i will need to enter the ranger in the garage and remove the 4.0L then test fit the 302.
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What year ranger is the 302 going into?
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Maybe a 93 Splash I dont know. Yes we have emissions down here but you can get stickers for a price.
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It is a 1994 splash 5 speed, the 302 H.O. is E.F.I, and i got a buddie that said he would do the wiring for me, it dont seem to hard to do but i dont want to mess anything up.
Here is a pic of the donor motor, it will look a lot better once i get it all painted up, the bulk of the work on this project will be done this coming fall and winter.

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I have like 5 complete 5.0 HOs lying around but I want one from an explorer. I've heard the explorer swap is a lot smoother.
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I have like 5 complete 5.0 HOs lying around but I want one from an explorer. I've heard the explorer swap is a lot smoother.
Depends on the year of the truck. 98+ Rangers accept the Explorer 302 with the least hassles. 97-back, like Unique458 has, use a different front suspension and frame and readily accept a variety of properly configured small block Fords. A few companies make adapter parts to make the 97-back installation easier.
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I heard putting the 5.0 explorer 302 makes you hafta make your truck AWD,,? What do I hafta do to have a 4WD 5.0?

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I heard putting the 5.0 explorer 302 makes you hafta make your truck AWD,,? What do I hafta do to have a 4WD 5.0?

Aaron
If you also swap in the 5.0 Explorer's 4R70W automatic and the AWD transfer case, yes, you get AWD. I've heard that you can bolt up the Ranger part-time 4WD T/C to the 4R70W instead. Not sure about that, though.
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