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Mustang 302 Wiring question

So my buddy is selling his 302 out of his 87 fox body to me for 300. i read as much as i could about tranny, motor mounts, efi, pcm, etc. the only thing is that most everything on here is for explorer setups, (and i know i will have to use some explorer parts to make it work easier) but the real question is how do i make the wiring from the 302 work on my 00 3.0 2wd xlt? i have everything set out, and a certified ford technician will be assisting me in the swap, but i need to know more about the wiring in this case.

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go to RPS and look at the V8 forum there. People have laid the whole project out for you.
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So my buddy is selling his 302 out of his 87 fox body to me for 300. i read as much as i could about tranny, motor mounts, efi, pcm, etc. the only thing is that most everything on here is for explorer setups, (and i know i will have to use some explorer parts to make it work easier) but the real question is how do i make the wiring from the 302 work on my 00 3.0 2wd xlt? i have everything set out, and a certified ford technician will be assisting me in the swap, but i need to know more about the wiring in this case.

PS srry everyone.....long time no post. been incommunicado for the past few months.
Well wiring can b a little tricky for swapping a V8 into a Ranger. U using a Carb or fuel injection? ask that question bcause it can make a world of differance when wiring. recomend buying a hotrodding type magazine that has advertisers for wiring like painless, Ron fransis etc. call them up and ask a few questions. some u can wire a whole truck/car in a weekend including power windows and stuff like that. Explorer Motor and tranny Mounts will be what u'll need. It also depends on what size V6 u have. U might need to use a 289 instead of the 302. both use the same firing order, block, pistons etc. the only differences between them are power and the intake manifold. Usually u can get a complete kit that starts at about $250.00 bucks. Here's another option u might want to look at as well. Stroke it. Which is easy to do. u'll be able to keep everything u have but U can stroke it to about 383 C.I.D.. Anymore would be insane (unless ur crazy like me).

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im sorry knightmare1015, i wanted advice from someone who has actually done the swap, instead of someone just bumpin gums. thanks for the input tho.
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im sorry knightmare1015, i wanted advice from someone who has actually done the swap, instead of someone just bumpin gums. thanks for the input tho.
Excuse me! I have done this swap. Don't come to my shop which is East Coast Racing Technologies. We hate people who disrguard any tech advice. Yeah right. I've done this swap god knows how many times. So long ******.
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Why ******? What did I do? lol
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However to say using a 289 vs. a 302 is about as stupid as I've heard.
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