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I ran into some money (WOO) and I'd like to know what size motor I could fit in an 89 ranger 4x4. Currently has the 2.9
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all depends how much fab work you would like to do. 302 is probably the easiest.
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Supercharged 460 please..

I hope you got plenty of money...



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all depends how much fab work you would like to do. 302 is probably the easiest.
How big is a 302 really? Sorry, I'm new to actual engine sizes.
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really not much bigger than a 4.0 v6 just a little wider & a little longer
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How big is a 302 really? Sorry, I'm new to actual engine sizes.
Do you really think you're up to this task OP? Or do you plan on having a shop do the entire swap?



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his 89 wouldnt't be as much of a problem unlike a newer truck. there are a lot of DIYs and info for swaping a 302 into those generation of rangers. the bigger problem would be to do the welding. for that he'd need some help.
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yep when i did my 1st v8 swap in my 85 4x4 ranger in 1996 this was un heard or i had 2 fab all my own stuff & wire everything, but in 2001 when i did my 83 2wd i got everything from james duff & summit it was a walk in the park, im sure the newer rangers would be a little harder but the same principals apply, cause i did it 2 my fuel injected stang when i droped in my 351w & its carbrated
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Then he's got a LOT of reading to do.


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umm, yep lol but if he got any kind of mechanical skill & with a lil help he can do it
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How big is a 302 really? Sorry, I'm new to actual engine sizes.
302 = 5.0L, actually it's a 4.9, but Ford thought 5.0 sounded cooler, and FWIW, a 4.0L is 245 and your 2.9L is 177.
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351W carb, K&N intake, msd igition, flowmaster, 5 spd jasper transsmition, 6 inch lift and 35's now that would be one bad *** truck, if i had money that is what i would do.
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How big is a 302 really? Sorry, I'm new to actual engine sizes.
Oh boy.
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302 = 5.0L, actually it's a 4.9, but Ford thought 5.0 sounded cooler, and FWIW, a 4.0L is 245 and your 2.9L is 177.
That was what I was looking for, haha. I do have... some mechanic know-how but nothing near this major. I'm learning, but yeah as someone said I am having a mechanic do it so as to make sure everything is done right. :P
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i still think the 351 is the best, putting a cummins 4bt would be pretty bad *** as well, its a four cylinder diesel enginge that can easly be tweeked to get all kinds of horse power
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With all of the kits out there for the early Rangers it is an easy do !

In MA you can eliminate the computer too !
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