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Old 07-27-2006
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Newbie here with 302 swap questions

I have parted out my 95 mustang gt, i still have the shortblock, trans, bellhousing and the rear end housing, what would it take to make this swap work into an older model ranger say a box style one....


i could use the ecu, the harness, and a bunch of other stuff i have left for the computer side right?


Imput is appreciated, i am seriously thinking of doing this.


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yes it will work... im guessing the engine is a 302? and what year is the ranger?
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I am looking at two, one is a 94, and one is an 87. I have been kinda looking around on here and i haven't seen anyone who has finished the swap completely. Is there a thread with some pics of one completed, and such as that. Both trucks i am looking at are not running so i think i can have either pretty cheap


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There is a forums search function. I recommend searching www.rangerpowersports.com for more info. Since there's a lot of currently swapped engines there. Go to the "V8 section"

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first and second gen. rangers are a piece a cake to swap the v8's in. easy wireing,more space which makes it much easier/faster to drop in
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thanks for the link, here there seems to be people talking about doing it, or in process, but not a lot finished work


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there are a few here done.. but most are over at www.rangerpowersports.com
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You have an older ranger, check out www.therangerstation.com
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No offense but the ranger station is a joke. Well to me atleast. Lots of misguided individual over there.

I have one and it is COMPLETE!
Personally i would go a carb'd setup mainly because wiring would be a nightmare.

Main things you will need asides motor and tranny is the following items.
1. Oil filter relocation kit.
2. new radiator I used a 3 row (v6 ho style i believe it was. universal fit)
3. Engine mounts from rangerpowersports .
4. Might have to modify your transmission crossmember. I did for a c4.
5. alot of wiring and all will be cut and unusued with a carb setup.
6. 302 ranger headers (same as engine mounts)
7. Lots of patience and time.
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