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Lincoln InTec 32V

I was seriously thinking of slapping a 4.6 InTec 32V from the Continental in my engine compartment... Would that work?
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Sure you can make any motor fit with the right amount of work.
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What I mean to ask is... "How hard is it? Will it work?"
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the 4.6 is huge

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the 4.6 is huge

I know! Isnt it pretty?!? lol
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it should you have some room in that gen ranger.

im dropping a 5.4 in mine sometime
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91 XLT SuperCab :D
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I dont think that the wheels would stay still
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Well considering the Continental doesn't use a RWD capable engine, I'd say no.

A.K.A. - It's a FWD engine . . .

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You could use the 4.6 from a Mark VIII to get an inexpensive 32v for a RWD vehicle. Your '91 is going to be more difficult to swap it into than a '98-up Ranger because of the steering box. There are a few 32v Rangers running around, and it can be done on a budget, but you're going to have to put some time and work into it.
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You'll not only have width issues.. but that engine is a FWD application.

IMO what you ought to do is get a RWD 2v 4.6L w/P.I. heads (99 and newer). Have the heads ported and add cams that will work with the stock pistons. Keep the rpms under 6k and you'll have close to 350HP at the crank.

Or.. if you want a lower rpm type of engine.. just get a 99+ 5.4L and call it done.



Tell you what I'd personally do for a DD V8 ranger. I'd find a wrecked 2WD 4.6L explorer / mountianeer and steal all the parts off of it. Engine, tranny, computer, brackets, ect... Then as time and money allowed I'd either boost it with a low psi turbo or do a naturally asperated hi-po rebuild on the engine. (forged bottom end, ported heads, cams, ARP studs)

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Tell you what I'd personally do for a DD V8 ranger. I'd find a wrecked 2WD 4.6L explorer / mountianeer and steal all the parts off of it. Engine, tranny, computer, brackets, ect... Then as time and money allowed I'd either boost it with a low psi turbo or do a naturally asperated hi-po rebuild on the engine. (forged bottom end, ported heads, cams, ARP studs)

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The 4.6L Explorers have absolutely nothing in common with the Rangers. They are completely different and nothing swaps over. Only thing you would gain by using one of those is you'd get a 4.6 sohc with an aluminum block.
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the 4.6 is huge

I love this picture. It's so misleading. Take a picture of a fully dressed 4.6 next to a fully dressed 5.0 and the size difference isn't so great.
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The 4.6L Explorers have absolutely nothing in common with the Rangers. They are completely different and nothing swaps over. Only thing you would gain by using one of those is you'd get a 4.6 sohc with an aluminum block.
Where did he say it had anything in common? A 4.6 form a Contential has even less in common than the one out of the Expo does.
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Where did he say it had anything in common? A 4.6 form a Contential has even less in common than the one out of the Expo does.
I didn't say he said that. Alot of people still think if it comes from an Explorer it'll bolt into a Ranger. I was just pointing out that it's not true with the 4.6 Explorers.
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It'll fit with some work... and a plasma!
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Great tips and ideas guys! I am just wondering if it is possible... anyway... you could turn the InTec into a rear wheel... just turn it 90 degrees... it doesnt have to be sideways...
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From what I've read on the mod motor boards, the FWD Intech V8 can be used in RWD applications but the mounting of the engine is different. There's something about how the block is constructed for the FWD that actually makes it stronger (extra webbing?) than the RWD engines. It's alot more work getting the engine mounted and is usually only used in race applications. When you figure you can pick up Mark VIII Intech V8s for $400 or whole Mark VIIIs for $1000, the extra work really isn't worth it.
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I though I read that the trans bolt pattern on the FWD and RWD engines is different and aren't interchangeable.
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Well considering the Continental doesn't use a RWD capable engine, I'd say no.
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The only exception to this is the Continental engine which is front wheel drive. This block will not work in rear wheel drive vehicles. One of the motor mounts is not drilled, the bell housing is different to allow mating up to the transaxel, the oil filter is located on the opposite side of the block, the front cover and accessories are different. The oil pan has a front sump so
this may help with some swaps that require a front sump. If you get stuck with one of these engines, you can still use all of the internal parts, cylinder heads and intake. These parts will bolt up to an iron or aluminum rear wheel drive block. Be sure to evaluate the time and expense associated with this kind of swap, all of the necessary parts needed to complete this conversion will add up quick.
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RedRanger91XLT,

If you still want to use the Conti. engine, just put the engine and transaxle in the back of your Ranger. You'll really turn some heads when you're doing wheelies.
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RedRanger91XLT,

If you still want to use the Conti. engine, just put the engine and transaxle in the back of your Ranger. You'll really turn some heads when you're doing wheelies.
The first small truck to do wheelies! haha! that would be the ****! lol
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I am in the process of swapping the Mark VIII into my 1991 4x4 Supercab Ranger. The 2 primary issues are the exhaust manifolds come out at the top of the frame rails. Also the heat/air conditioning will need considerable modification. If I were to turn back time I would have gone with the Explorer 5.0 from a late 1990's donor.
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