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Old 03-07-2008
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motor swap from mustang

Im planning on doing a 5.0 swap soon to a ranger. i dont have the ranger yet but it will be a mid 90's model. i have a 88 stang with a 5.0 and manual trans and i was wondering if its worth pulling the motor and trans from the stang or just sell the stang and get more money and just buy a explorer 5.0 engine. any input or info would awesome.thanks
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Engines will both be small block fords. If your grab an exploders engine and tranny, you will have an Auto ( they didn't make a stick/v8 ).

If the stang is trashed, snag what you want from it and save some cash. If you sell the stang, you'll have some cash but starting from scratch.

It works either way, I went and built an engine, came from a friends 92GT. Still in the mix of my project. Its a fresh engine whereas if I bough one, I wouldn't know its history/beatings its taken.
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D just let the cat out of the bag??? kinda.
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i already know my stang engine and trans are in good shape so ill pull it from there. i wouldnt want to go through buying another engine and find out its trashed
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D just let the cat out of the bag??? kinda.
Its no secret. I'm just not offering anything till its done and on the road. I've spoken with a few people here about it. Its been in the works for a while now.
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i already know my stang engine and trans are in good shape so ill pull it from there. i wouldnt want to go through buying another engine and find out its trashed
Good choice.

If you have a functioning engine and tranny, use them. You can always pick up the ' odd explorer parts ' from boneyards or dealerships ( ebay.. ).
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how difficult is it to wire a 5.0 in?
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depends on how much you want to work in the ranger when yer done. Like D said, there will be a few explorer parts or stang parts you will need to mod to get the little things workn like gauges, abs if you have it etc
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i had to change a clutch in a 95 exploder with a 302 5 spd and work one day.....
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