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Old 03-02-2009, 01:33 AM   #1
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If you find a thread that has some good info, post it here. I'll add the relevant posts into this thread, and we'll keep a more up to date reference of swaps.
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Not sure if this is what you are looking for but its a real proven series of dyno test of different heads meant for the mild street.
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http://airflowresearch.com/articles/...Part2/A-P1.htm

Good explaination of torque vs horsepower
http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles...que/index.html

All you wanted to know about Tremec (T-5) transmissions.
http://www.moderndriveline.com/Techn...t5_history.htm

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Old 05-24-2009, 05:40 PM   #3
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Good stuff on roller cam/ tappet comparisons and how to convert your tappet to roller
http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2...on/index.shtml
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Very good info on Ford fuel injection:
http://www.fordfuelinjection.com/?p=1

Very good info on Ford 9" specs and models:
http://www.kevinstang.com/Ninecase.htm
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If you need EFI parts or wiring for a V8 convertion look here.
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Exhaust header options:

http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...ghlight=header

I don't think it would be bad to work into the tech article really, there are more options out there than the craptacular Explorer headers/manifolds, 1970's manifolds, and AA headers.
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For 93-94 rbv stock tachometer to v8 conversion - that works

http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...ad.php?t=73807
(will edit if it works with 92 as well) - "Should work" on 89-94 have same instrument cluster with 8cyl post on back of the cluster housing

repost this in the search for previous discussion:
therangerstation.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-73807
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Though id add a lil info. This is from my 351W swap in my 1994 Ranger. Using these headers on a 302 would work so much better

1990 Bronco shorty Flow Tech headers fit nicely. They are a ball flange as well so no gaskets at collectors.

Driverside needs one tube massaged a lil to clear shaft on the 351. Hugs block tight and aims down along C6 tranny with alot of room to easily mount exhaust.

Passenger side angles out above the frame rail. Im going to take a small pie cut to make running exhaust better but it could work without cutting it.

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The '88-92 "aluminum" slave uses the "black" coupler and the line used on all Ranger/Bronco2/Explorers up to the end of 1992.

in 1993 Ford switched to a glass reinforced plastic slave cylinder that
I believe is better than the earlier ones, but this requires a different
clutch line, one that uses a "gold" colored connector (they aren't compatible)

The later gold colored quick connectors are slightly larger than the older black ones. I read a post a while back on TRS where someone in this situation simply filed down the end of the gold quick disconnect to make it fit. I'm not recommending this method,but there it is for your consideration.
http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...ight=connector

http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...54#post1607154
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