Getting ready for the V8 swap. - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

8-Cylinder Tech If you are one of the few with a V8 engine in your Ranger, or if you dream of a Ranger with a V8 engine, this is the sub-forum for you.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-22-2006
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Meriden, CT
Posts: 12
Getting ready for the V8 swap.

Well I have started to gather parts for the 302 and T-5 swap.

So far I have acquired:

Professional Products Typhoon Intake Manifold
BG400 fuel Pump
MSD Billet Distributor
Moroso Ignition Wires and Coil
T-5 Tranny and bellhousing
Tri-y headers
Energy Suspension Motor Mounts

302 Engine out of my 1989 Mustang w/80K.
Ported/Polished E7 Heads

I am going to have the tranny apart and rebuilt by the end of next week.

Next up will be freshening the engine up with new bearings, oil pump, timing chain, Competition cam, valve springs, ect.

Wish me luck guys, I hope to have this thing running with the 5.0L before the end of fall.

I'm still driving it with the 4.0 Liter that has 180K on it right now. But it's on it's last leg.

I'll post some pictures when I start the swap.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2006
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,308
sounds like fun job to do,good luck with the swap
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2006
Roach2004's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,320
Sounds like your going to be having some fun!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2006
EdGe_wannabe's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Richmond Hill, Georgia
Posts: 4,306
Woo, I wanna see some final vids.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006
Master Urza's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Redlands, CA/San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 234
Sweet, sounds like you're almost ready for the swap. Can't wait to see the pics.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006
tmsoko's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Plymouth, MI
Posts: 247
What year is your truck?
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2006
01xltranger4x4's Avatar
iTrader: (3)
Join Date: May 2005
Location: MI
Posts: 3,200
Sweet, 5.0 is going to be NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2006
KARPE's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Valrico, Fl 33594
Posts: 4,748
his Profile says `94.

are you gonna be doing any cosmetic upgrades to go with your speed machine?
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2006
INT3RC3PTOR's Avatar
Veteran Status Achieved
iTrader: (4)
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesooooota
Posts: 8,203
nice, gonna be really sweet havn some v8 power in the ranger.

i wanna get mine done so bad, but this paying for school **** just gets in the way haha
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting Ready to Lift Fx4BlackRanger General Ford Ranger Discussion 1 02-06-2010 08:10 PM
getting ready for spring tattooguy2308 8-Cylinder Tech 0 01-11-2010 10:07 AM
Getting Heater Ready For Winter!!! RodeoBum09 General Technical & Electrical 22 08-07-2009 01:39 AM
getting ready to prepare to SC the truck... Tys 4x4 FTW Forced Induction & N20 Tech 62 07-05-2009 04:46 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:11 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.