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Old 09-19-2011, 12:38 AM   #1
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here it is all bolted in heres a link for video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUNm0...v&feature=uenh
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does it clear your steering linkage fine? What are you doing for exhaust?
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Most that I have heard of doing this kind of swap have had to run the exhaust on the outside of the frame. Wonder what the gas mileage will be but then again I should be worried seeing as Im getting 10mpg with a 2.8.

Like where this is going, but why does everybody run an automatic transmission with these kind of swaps?

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i'm going to make some block hugger headers and then use lots of header wrap so it doesn't burn anything. auto trans are an easyer fit in, such as a C4 witch is very small so there for is an easy setup with a 302, i on the other hand am using a C6, mostly because thats what was bolted to my 351w when i got it.
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I still want to put a non ranger engine in my truck, but being its the only vehicle that I own, I cant just take it off the road to do something like this.
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well its in and all bolted down
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Most that I have heard of doing this kind of swap have had to run the exhaust on the outside of the frame. Wonder what the gas mileage will be but then again I should be worried seeing as Im getting 10mpg with a 2.8.

Like where this is going, but why does everybody run an automatic transmission with these kind of swaps?

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351W swaps are easy to do. Nothing fancy needed just well selected tight manifolds or a trimming of the frame with long tube headers. I boxed my frame from the crossmember toward the rear for about 24" just to make things easier.

Gas mileage.....my 358W pulls 16mpg with a Holley 750 vac adv running about 12.5:1 AFR.

Automatic....the C4 is so light and easy to spin. I know several Mustang guys that swapped from T5's to C4's and only lost a tenth and 2mph in the 1/4 mile. But they gained big in consistency.
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Since that post I have got a 302 and whatnot for an engine swap that I will be doing this year. I have read that guys have been getting easily 20mpg carbed with the 302 in a ranger.
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Its all about power to weight and a light foot for mileage in a v8 in a small rig.

Looking good man on the swap good job
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here is what i came up with for exhaust, i kind of suck at welding so bear with me here
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