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i am wondering if anyone on here has put a sbc in a ranger i got mine set in this weekend and noticed the exhaust manifolds are not gonna work? I also know i will be making motor and trans mounts not a huge deal at all... so what else will and wont work? any help greatly appreciated....and go ahead and keep all negative comments to yourself
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I read that mid-'80s camaro 305 exhaust manifolds would fit for Ranger install, but no 3rd party headers will work, they would need to be custom made.

The firewall will need to be cut and boxed so distributor will fit, if so equipped.


Why would anyone make negative comments about putting a chevy engine in a Ford?
After all chevy and dodge made Ford trucks #1, Ford would just be a car maker if it wasn't for the competition, can't be a #1 without a #2, #3 and the rest, lol.
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as of right now i dont think ill have to cut the firewall but thanks for the heads up on the exhaust i found this

Small Block Chevy U-Weld-It Tight Fit Header Kit - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop


if i cant find any cheap manifolds
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Can't complain about the price, $55 for the kit.
Might work
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will the headers for a s10 work ?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sn...et?prefilter=1
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i wish it would it make it a lot easier passenger side is not near as tight as the driver side... today i been working on my motor mounts what i had in mind wont work so back to brain storming again on that
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what year truck is this going in ?
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its a 1986
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my motor mounts bolt down to the frame then the motor mounts drop down over that part. you maybe able to set the motor in get it where you want it and then make marks then bolt them to the frame.
this is the one part of my motor mount. there is a U shape with a hole in it that goes over it.

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i fab some today at work that come off the front of the block and go straight out to the frame got to tweek those a little tomorrow... do you think that will be ok with the mount on the front and then the trans support?
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that would be like a motor plate but on a motor plate they use a mid plate. if you do that you run into problems with the convertor
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