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Old 11-28-2013
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Just curious...I could never afford it...

But has anyone tried to stuff a 351 and C-6 transmission into a ranger?

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Old 11-28-2013
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it will fit with some mods the frame will have to be stiffened to handle the torque. id say go for it if i didn't have emissions it would already be done!
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I'd never be able to afford it...it was just a passing thought through an empty head. May be if I hit the Lotto...

Emissions aren't a problem out where I live...

But I'll bet that would be one serious haul *** machine.
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I've seen it done, its super tight in there with the 351w.
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Old 11-30-2013
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PK9988:

Just out of Idle curiosity, did the modifications listed in the description of your truck make any notable difference in it's performance or fuel economy?
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The 5speed the fan and the muffler probably made the most difference. It seems to rev a lot faster without that crappy lopsided fan hanging off the front and its way smoother at idle I've been at stop lights before and almost couldn't tell it was running and i can tell its a lot nicer to my water pump. I got about 20 more miles to the tank on the last three tanks with the five speed and fan combo the cold air intake is nice in the winter but about the same in the summer but i only paid like 10 for the adapter on ebay so pretty fair gain for the money. The headers give it some torque only really noticeable when i tow though those were mostly for exhaust sound but i can say all together i was averaging about 300 miles a tank before now i usually break about 320 0r 330 per tank. Nothing major but i could probably getter better mileage if i went to the regular 3liter injectors mine are bigger and spray more due to the flex fuel but i can't run ethanol since i tuned out the auto tranny.

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Old 12-06-2013
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Where do I find details about the Tarus Electric Fan modification? I have always thought that the imbalance, faulty clutches, and gyroscopic effects on stock fans was hard on water pumps...

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Old 12-06-2013
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There is a thread here just search taurus e-fan swap. And my advice don't go cheap on the controller either i bought a little one from advanced and it couldn't handle the draw and i got the fan online from ebay it was a TYC replacement for the taurus i think i paid like $50 and it was brand new. And for the controller i used Delta current controls kit or you can make your own. It is a 2 speed so you need good wiring and controls.
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Also to make it easier to mount to the radiator the newer 4 cylinders rangers came from the factory with a electric fan so i used a shroud from that to mount the taurus fan with.
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Thanks for the sage advice...E-bay is a good parts resource, as is Amazon.com, but you have to be very careful and research the item to get a quality product.

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There has been a 6.0 Powerstroke, 7.3 Powerstroke, 5.4L Gasser stuffed in a Ranger, the 351 shouldn't have much issue
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Old 12-07-2013
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Agreed on the research i also picked up a used taurus fan from the junkyard and its stamped TYC as well so i believe that was the factory supplier thats why i went with that brand.
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