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F150 302 in an 02 Ranger?

I know this topic has been discussed a lot, and I know the importance of the search function on all forums. But time is an issue here, an opportunity needs to be jumped on NOW, so I didn't do a whole lot of searching. If you just want to see my main question, scroll to the bottom.

Here's the deal:
My friend has a 2wd 02 ranger edge lifted on 33s with a mostly stock v6. He has been wanting to do a v8 swap for some time now. I have another friend who is selling a freshly rebuilt 302 for $300. Here's his description:
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The block is a "mexico spec" F150 (these are forged)

new rod bolts and berrings,

new valve kit pushrods,valves,seats,springs,cam,ect (oem)

pistson cleaned and with new rings, cyclinders honed

heads are from a 93 mustang and are ported and polished

new MSD ignition (cap,rotor,ect)

elderbrock breather valve and water neck

crank machined and turned

every single gasket and seal on the motor is new as well,(head gaskets,valve

cover gaskets,water neck,exhaust,intake manifold,carb,distributor,oil

pan,water pump, head journals, ect.

this motor can either be carborated or fuel injected as I wasnt sure which route I was going to go so I bought the parts for both

also includes accessory bracket and and accessories(alternator,AC,idler)and stock headers

if you choose to go with fuel injected you will need the fuel rails and injectors(these can be found anywhere for under $100 for everything), if you go with carb'd then you will need the actual carb itself(what bolts to the carb manifold)

The entire motor was dipped,degreased,preped,primed, and painted with VHT high temp engine paint( about $100 in paint alone)

The motor is basically new and will need to be "broken-in" before ran hard (rings need to seat ect. ect.) It will also need spark plugs,wires,and the acc belt.

The engine also come with a brand new engine stand($180) that I literally bought for this project, it is not even a month old!!!!



Now, my friend would love to put this engine in his ranger. Is this something that will fit, and can be done without having to do any welding?

Sorry for a crappy first post, but I'm kind of in a hurry.

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yes it will fit but boring.........


and no you will have to weld


unless you want your motor to drag on the road when driveing


5.0's are played out

tell him to go bigger or go home
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Was this not just sold to a guy on here?
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haha yeah i bought it.. he told me about it at midnight.. then at 6am we left to go get it.. and 5.0s are played out to some, but to me it still an upgrade from the 3.slow haha
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$300 for a freshly built motor is a good deal in my book. And I don't think there will be ANY issue of the motor hitting the ground, considering I can easily crawl around under the truck.
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.... i was talking about welding.. you need to weld the MM it the frame
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.... i was talking about welding.. you need to weld the MM it the frame
Not for a 302. You can use the stock explorer mounts.
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yes it will fit but boring.........

5.0's are played out
lol please. What percent of Rangers on the road are 5.0's? What percent of Rangers on this forum are 5.0's?
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on this fourm oh im not sure i know wheres a few and alot of people talking about doing the swap

but look at fte or rts or rps
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on this fourm oh im not sure i know wheres a few and alot of people talking about doing the swap

but look at fte or rts or rps
Go away, you dont know $hit about these trucks or swaping motors.
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Not for a 302. You can use the stock explorer mounts.
This guy has a lot more posts than the first guy, therefore he wins. Thanks for the answer :D
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It doesnt take a large amount of posts to learn how to not be a retard lol.

If you need some more info, look here

Swapping An Explorer 5.0L In To A 1998-Up Ranger
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It doesnt take a large amount of posts to learn how to not be a retard lol.

If you need some more info, look here

Swapping An Explorer 5.0L In To A 1998-Up Ranger
beautiful, thanks
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