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Project ranger SC

Ok so im fixing to jump into a new project soon and im lookin for advice. im new to fords i drive a chevy but really like rangers and had a deal i couldnt pass up. Im fixin to trade for a 96 super coupe tbird im sure you all know wat they are. its a 98% complete car had an electrical short thats why he is gettin rid of it. Im looking to swap out the motor and the 5 speed into a ranger that is blown up havent found which one i want yet though. my questions are how hard would this be? i know the motor and tranny swap wont be to bad some fab work and a little elbow grease. im wondering about wiring. should i try to find a v6 ranger blew up or a straight shift blew up? im not a electrician so im needing some help. i dont want to jus supercharge a 3.0 i want the whole motor swap and i def want the 5 speed. if you can give me any advice or help please let me know ill be pickin up the car soon to disassemble it and get it ready when i get a truck. thanks! cody
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Easiest way would be to get the computer from t-bird and fix the electric short.

It probably going to be hard if not impossible to make a Ranger computer work with a T-Birds.
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The ranger transmission likely wouldn't bolt to the tbird motor. You'd be looking at making a motor/trans swap, locating the transmission shifter (probably wouldn't line up in the cab), and making your own stand-alone engine harness (so all the rest of your stuff on the ranger still works). A daunting task? Probably. Impossible? Definitely not.
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well im going to use the trans from the t bird too. i plan on using the the t bird computer and stuff basically all the tbird stuff in the truck. im sure it can happen jus takes some work. i cant wait to start.
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be careful, my mom had a SC that had an electrical short, she loved that car so we tryed to get it fixed, but the only way at the time wouldve been a new computer because they couldnt find the short.
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i am gettin the comp with the car and hope its ok. i know it was taken out by the owner now and put up for safe keepin. is there a way to test it? or would any sc computer work?
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ok so i have been suggested if the harness for the engine doesnt work with the ranger componets i could use a standalone ECU. is there any suggestions on which brand to use i have been told megasquirt is a good brand lookin for other options. all help is appreiciated thanks again!
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