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wants to swap out 4cyl. to a V6

hello everyone.
Can anyone tell me what I would have to do to swap out a 4cyl. 2.0L carburated engine with a 5 spd manual transmission.
I would like to put either a 2.8L carb. or a 2.9L carb. if there is such one,cause my little 4banger ain't got enough power for where I live.
Thank you all for the advice.
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gonna wager a guess there alex and say the 2.8 carb wont be enough motor then. my efi 2.9 was too nutless for its own good really and the atrocious mpgs showed it. add to it all the problems associated with the early cologne motor would make it less then ideal to swap.
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why not try to find a 4.0 from a newer crashed ranger?
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my reply to my question

I think the 4.0L would be to big for this truck,plus I really don't want to put a lot of money into it to make it fuel injected.
Carburated is fine with me,maybe a 2.9L would work,they have enough power for what I will be using the truck for.
I anyone has any more advice,just let me know please.
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You ever drove a 2.9? There powerless and have lots of problems, by old 2.3 had more power then my buddys 2.9 did
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Ok.
Do they make a 2.3L 4cyl. carburated?
Cause this ittle 2.0 ain't got no power for me.
I have another Ranger with a 2.3L 4cyl fi with 8 spark plugs,that seems to have a lot of power,but,that truck ain't been runnining in almost 2 years and I would like to get that one back one the road.
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The 2.3 and 2.0 engines are the same block and head the only real diff is the intake.Just unbolt the intake manifold from your 2.0 and bolt it to the 2.3 install 2.3 drive away.
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Ok.
So you are saying that all I need to do is swap intakes & exhaust manifolds?
The reason why I ask,is because,the 2.0 I have now is carburated,and the 2.3 I am looking at maybe EFI. I am just looking for a little more pwer for this plain jane truck.
Thank you for the advice. I can certainly use it,plus,if anyone else has some advice,please let me know.
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Only other thing would be figuring out what makes the coilpack fire so you could still have spark on all 8 plugs.
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Might want to look into putting some Mustang parts into it. i know an older guy that is a friend of my uncles, he had the last year of carb rangers, and he put some mustang engine parts into that truck and it run likes a raped date.
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if your gonna go through the trouble, put a 302/ auto in it....... have some fun! the swap is fairly simple, keep the motor stock and the rear will be ok for everyday driving.. i get close to 20 mpg when i keep my foot out of it!

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