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My uncle (same guys who's the mechanic and helped me put on my lift) got a 4.6L V8 from a police interceptor today at work. As far as I know I think the engine is shot but he took it home and is going to rebuild it and put it in his truck. The process will probably take a few months but when he gets it done it's gonna be awesome. He has a 2000 2wd XLT with manual transmission so I know it's gonna be fun when he gets it done. I will let yall know his progress as I find it out. Wish him luck!

I know you're thinking he won't be able to make it fit but I don't mean to make him sound like the crap but he WILL make it fit lol :)
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Take pics of the progress!
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Greg just beat me to it, but I was gonna say the same: Take pics along the way! And post 'em! :)
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The new exaust

I sure will! I might be going over to his house this weekend and I'll take pics of the motor so we can have something to compare it to later down the road.
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Yall should do a before and after dyno too....that would be a good conversation piece
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The 4.6 is a modular engine, i dont think they will fit in the engine bay, they are alot bigger than the 5.0's


But more power too him.....
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I stopped correcting your grammar due to far too many errors

Yea, the modular motors are massive..
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hey if ford fit the 5.4 then the 4.6 will fit, but that was NOT easy at all!!!
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no shizzle, everything was cut to la la land and the engine was almost on your lap...
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Yep you will have to TOTALLY redo the front suspension. Accessories .. firewall has to move back about 5-6" etc

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Well one of two things will happen:

He will rebuild it and sell the motor to someone..

He will rebuild it and continue with the project.

He's crazy when it comes to engine swaps so if he does go with this then he'll make it fit...somehow. Regardless, I WILL take pics when during the process.
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He should probably start scouring the junkyard for wrecked 4.6L explorers, hes probably going to need the whole front clip out of that to make it work.
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Actually, I think I'd just rebuild it, sell it, and drop a 5.4L in it. I can't remember the forum we got into a discussion on it about, as it was a long time ago, but if I'm remember correctly, the 4.6L is physically larger than the 5.4L. I know it sounds strange, but that's what I'm remembering, so I may be off base.

Regardless, the 4.6L is a damn good motor, very reliable when taken care of. My Crown Vic of the former police vehicle variety had over 120,000 hard driven miles on it when I sold it, and last time I talked to the guy who bought it, it had over 140,000 on it. Makes me miss it even more. :)
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It will fit, you just can't have fenders.
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I know someone whom has tinkered with a few v8 into ranger swaps. He is currently looking to ditch his DSS347 in favor of a mod motor due to emissions and E-check scares running about in Western NY.

He believes it will fit without too many problems. I'll Take his word on it.

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Pro-M MAF 75mm and SSD intake .....

I work with alot of newer mustangs, dont think it would fit fairly easy, they are wide as hell...
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4.6 and 5.4 are identical on the outside.
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Thats ALL I gotta say....

I've seen 347s and 351s in Rangers, but that 4.6L is gonna be a feat.

However, I have seen a 650ci V8 in an '85 and also a '95 Ranger. Both were used in competitions at local tractor pulls. Header clearance wasn't a problem, because they came straight up!
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good pic, shows how wide they are, told ya so....lol
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New Mods

Go to RPS and look up a topic with PEtec, he is currently trying to gather the info to put one in his ranger. He knows whats going on, read his posts. Not as much will have to be rebuilt on the front end as most suspect...
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A SOHC would fit no? The DOHC heads are just to big.
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this again....just go look on rps. no cutting 4.6 fit fine.
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wow, old topic.
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Woooo I was reading old topics and didnt see what page i was on Sorry :(
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A SOHC would fit no? The DOHC heads are just to big.
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