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howdy im tom a diesel fuel injection mech i have a 2001 ford ranger 2wd white im going to put a 1983 olds v6 rwd diesel in it. wold like to stay with my 5 speed manual tran looking for help with adapting eng to trans

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You should probably check Advanced Adapters website.I would bet you will need a custom made adapter and I would bet it would be expensive, there are so many factors to consider when doing this type swap. If memory serves me correctly Ford offered a diesel ranger at one time. it might be easier to go with a different engine than the GM engine. just my 2 cents.
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there is no possible way to adapt a Mazda 5 speed to an Olds diesel engine. There is no adapter sold for that. You will have to use the transmission designed for the engine. Good luck with the swap. Make a project log and keep us informed.
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there is some guys running around with 12V 4BT Cummins Rangers


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may have to use olds auto tranny as well but would like to use trany in truck - this peticular eng was only made 2 years and were crotch rockets
any olds automatic bolt pattern or chey dual automatic trany will bolt right up to this engine

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there is no possible way to adapt a Mazda 5 speed to an Olds diesel engine. There is no adapter sold for that. You will have to use the transmission designed for the engine. Good luck with the swap. Make a project log and keep us informed.
never say never lol
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You should probably check Advanced Adapters website.I would bet you will need a custom made adapter and I would bet it would be expensive, there are so many factors to consider when doing this type swap. If memory serves me correctly Ford offered a diesel ranger at one time. it might be easier to go with a different engine than the GM engine. just my 2 cents.
You are correct. i can't remember what year, but im pretty sure it was early 90's
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I did some research and the first generation Rangers did have an available diesel, one made 59hp and the second one made 86hp. They were discontinued in 1987. They were made for Ford by other companies.
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