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would this 302 fit in my ranger

i got a 98 2wd xlt 3.0 ranger
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Yep, but why in the mans name do you want a World Products man-o-war block and the 8 grand pricetag that goes with it if your NOT planning to lay out over 500+hp to your rear wheels?
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I agree with D., that's way too much cash for a 302...you could build something or find something a lot cheaper for waaaaaayyyyyy less and still have more power.
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Yep, but why in the mans name do you want a World Products man-o-war block and the 8 grand pricetag that goes with it if your NOT planning to lay out over 500+hp to your rear wheels?
im gettin a new truck and im gonna make my ranger a toy, if you know of a cheaper engine that will give me the same results then tell me
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I agree with D., that's way too much cash for a 302...you could build something or find something a lot cheaper for waaaaaayyyyyy less and still have more power.
ok ill look for a cheaper engine
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more HP and TQ for cheaper money:
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...M&autoview=sku

spend a couple more hundred on intake and carb and you are off...
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more HP and TQ for cheaper money:
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...M&autoview=sku

spend a couple more hundred on intake and carb and you are off...
i know this is a stupid question, but that engine isnt gonna have air conditioning is it?
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neither is the one you posted...
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i know that but i was just wondering?
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The advantage of the engine you posted and the one Maurice did.. One is a factory casting , the other is CNC Milled for strength.

A Factory Ford block is good for 500HP/500lbft taking a beating every season. The weakest link being the crank journals and the factory webbing.

The World Products Blocks are designed for full on race applications and can be built to handle 4digit power levels.

I understand your going to be building a ' toy ', but if your going with the engine you were looking at.. Your going to need to Box your frame, have a seriously built tranny , axle , and many suspension modifications..
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The advantage of the engine you posted and the one Maurice did.. One is a factory casting , the other is CNC Milled for strength.

A Factory Ford block is good for 500HP/500lbft taking a beating every season. The weakest link being the crank journals and the factory webbing.

The World Products Blocks are designed for full on race applications and can be built to handle 4digit power levels.

I understand your going to be building a ' toy ', but if your going with the engine you were looking at.. Your going to need to Box your frame, have a seriously built tranny , axle , and many suspension modifications..
well i want something that can take on a grand national!!
but i want something thats still streetable if you get what i mean
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well i want something that can take on a grand national!!
You need 2 things more then raw power. Grip and a diet.

Power is nothing endless it can be put to the pavement. Sticky tires and a suspension that allows the weight to transfer well will do you more benefit then some 8000$ engine.

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Then you don't want the engine you posted. Sure, its called a ' daily driver '. Some people have a Z06 or a Viper for a ' daily driver ' as well. I have a 06 Chevy Malibu car for a daily driver and the ' toy ' ( truck ) will be used for ' entertainment ' purposes.

Find a ' basic ' 302. maybe even a set of GT40 heads or a nice E303 cam. a good intake.. There will be more then enough power to have ' fun '. Such could be had for less then 2 grand if you know how to shop. Another 2 grand and work/effort on your part, it should be running just fine with all the ' kinks ' worked out.

If your truck is a regular cab.. with a ' mild 302 ' in it.. and the suspension is setup to grab the ground.. You should fair quite well against some GNX or T-Types out there.
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You need 2 things more then raw power. Grip and a diet.

Power is nothing endless it can be put to the pavement. Sticky tires and a suspension that allows the weight to transfer well will do you more benefit then some 8000$ engine.
what kind of tire and, what kind of suspension should i have?


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Then you don't want the engine you posted. Sure, its called a ' daily driver '. Some people have a Z06 or a Viper for a ' daily driver ' as well. I have a 06 Chevy Malibu car for a daily driver and the ' toy ' ( truck ) will be used for ' entertainment ' purposes.

Find a ' basic ' 302. maybe even a set of GT40 heads or a nice E303 cam. a good intake.. There will be more then enough power to have ' fun '. Such could be had for less then 2 grand if you know how to shop. Another 2 grand and work/effort on your part, it should be running just fine with all the ' kinks ' worked out.
see the only thing is, i cant ever find any off this stuff around here

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If your truck is a regular cab.. with a ' mild 302 ' in it.. and the suspension is setup to grab the ground.. You should fair quite well against some GNX or T-Types out there.
well im a extended cab, and the reason i wanna be able to hang with a grand national, is my friend has a 87 regal turbo-t and hes dad has a 87 grand national
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with the light weight of a Ranger, a mildly built (GT40 heads, mild cam, intake, exhaust, etc.) will hang with, if no smoke a GTX. Rangers are light. Your biggest problem will be hooking the suspension up.

I think you need more research before thinking about doing a v8 swap. For instance, can you do it, or are you going to have to pay someone to do it? will you be able to complete the wiring job (the main reason 85% of Ranger v8 swaps are abandoned), do you have something else to drive for a couple months while you do the swap? What are you doing for a transmission? what are you doing for a rear end? These are all questions you need to be able to answer before you start.
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with the light weight of a Ranger, a mildly built (GT40 heads, mild cam, intake, exhaust, etc.) will hang with, if no smoke a GTX.
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Rangers are light. Your biggest problem will be hooking the suspension up..
i figured that but i dont know what suspension is good for racing

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I think you need more research before thinking about doing a v8 swap. For instance, can you do it, or are you going to have to pay someone to do it?
i can do it and if i cant my uncle is a mechanic and he'll do it
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will you be able to complete the wiring job (the main reason 85% of Ranger v8 swaps are abandoned).
my brother is a electrician and he said he can do it if he had the diagrams
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do you have something else to drive for a couple months while you do the swap?.
i still live with my parents considering im only 17 and i dont really need a vehicle
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What are you doing for a transmission?
i was goin with a t-5, my uncle is gonna help me install it( i know its "too long") but its been done and i use my sit all the way back
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what are you doing for a rear end?
possibly a 8.8 out of a explorer or 9"
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Is it possible to put a 5.0 Mustang engine in the Ranger ?
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Is it possible to put a 5.0 Mustang engine in the Ranger ?
That's where a lot of 302's in Rangers are from. Them and exploders.
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Is it possible to put a 5.0 Mustang engine in the Ranger ?
That's where mine is from
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