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  1. Motor and tranny swap help please!!

    I have a 1998 ranger xlt that has a 3.0 and an automatic in it but the engine has started to take a dump so i went and bought a parts truck with a 3.0 and a 5 speed manual. I want to put the manual in but i have some questions about the swap, i have the whole truck so i have all the computers...
  2. 1989 BII 2.9- 1992 Explorer Wiring Help!

    Well, as the title states, I need help with the wiring and vacuum hoses to complete the swap. I have not seen an 89-92 conversion but has anyone else done this with the same model years, if so, please help!
  3. Best engine for 95 Ranger swap?

    I have a 2.3L, I4 , 5-speed manual 1995 Ford Ranger XLT 2 wheel drive. What is the best engine to swap with it? The main suggestion from the research I have done is a Ford Mustang 5.0L/302 engine. Is this what ya'll would suggest and what year would be best? Is there something easier to put...
  4. 4banger_ranger

    2.5L swap to 2.3L

    right now I have a 2.5 in my truck and I would like to put a 2.3L in it, what will i have to do in order for it to work? and has anyone done it before????
  5. 95ranger2.3

    86 2.3l turbo in 95 obd2 ranger

    i have swapped an 86 2.3l turbo from a thunderbird turbocoupe into my 95 ranger which is obd2. i seem to have everything working besides my no spark issue. i have one spark when i first start cranking and no spark while cranking. the engine has new pick up coil, new rotor button and distrubuter...
  6. cb12991

    Ranger Engine Swap

    Hey everyone, I bought myself a 1998 ranger xlt 4x4 about a year and a half ago. I put 32's on it, a flowmaster 10 single to dual, and a cold air intake, but that's about all. Recently, it started to have very little power while accelerating and then I noticed white smoke coming from the...
  7. Motor swap plates

    I did not find anything about these in my search so I am hoping someone can help me out. I ordered these plates on ebay a couple days ago, they are listed as swap plates to install a SBF into a ranger or explorer using any of the factory motor mounts. I got them, knocked the rust off and...
  8. Crashed and bent the front part of the chassis. Now what?

    I mucked up the whole front end. I need a body and possibly a chassis. I haven't been under and measured to see if it's still straight. Regardless, the supports for the body at the radiator can no longer attach to the chassis due to the ends being bent. What do I do? I'm thinking, because the...
  9. 302 swap in 1988 bronco

    Hi i am swaping out my 2.9 v8 in my1988 bronco 2 and puttin a 302.. looking for some advice.. any info please let me know...
  10. Buying a Bronco II guy says it has a.......

    Buying a Bronco II guy says it has a 3.2l V-6 in it, i am going to drive over and hour this afternoon to check it out and we have been comunicating thru e-mail its a 1985. my question is has anyone ever heard of the 3.2l swap?
  11. Swap vs Swap

    Hello , just registered , been reading these post after purchasing a BII , well actually 2 of them one is an 85 with the usual head problems(hasn't been torn down) ghostly disappearance of coolant . But has an excellent body and almost perfect interior. The second is an 86 in great mechanical...
  12. 2011 4.0 in 86 ranger?

    I have an opportunity to buy really cheap a 2011 ford Ranger sport ext cab that has been rolled but only has 10000 miles on it. It is a complete truck and still drives although the entire body is trashed. It has a 4.0L v-6 and automatic transmission. Can I put that drive train into my 1986...
  13. Engine Swapping

    Hey everybody, My current ranger has a decent amount off rust on the frame and am wanting to purchase another ranger with a good body and a blown engine and swap out the engine of my current ranger. With this I have 3 questions. 1. Can I easily swap the engine into a Mazda B-series? 2. Can I...
  14. jrpdash9

    planing engine swap. want feedback

    im planing a engine swap in my 2000 ranger. i have a 84 Mercedes benz 5 cylinder turbo diesel and auto tranny. i measured it out it should fit under the hood with some minor adjustments. but im not sure how to put the transfer case on the transmission yet. since the engine is all mechanical i...
  15. 1988: Swap 2.9L for 1990 4.0L

    Hello, Well I'm new to the Ranger Station and all and I'm pretty sure I made it to the right place about an engine swap. Anyway to the specifics, I'm thinking about swapping in a 4.0L V6 from an Automatic 1990 Ford Ranger. My current vehicle is a 1988 Ford Ranger, Manual, 2WD, 2.9L V6. I have...
  16. Demersus

    New to Rangers, need some advice

    Hi everyone. I recently bought a 1990 Ranger Super Cab with a blown 2.9L V6 & good 4-auto. Before I go with an idential 2.9L swap, I wanted to get some feedback about whether the wiring harness, computer, etc, would work as-is for either the 2.3 4-cyl or the 4.0 V6. I wanted a 4-cyl, but this...
  17. 94/95 5.0L 302 swap into 08 Ford Ranger

    I have a 2008 ranger built into a prerunner. Im planning(hopefully) to take my rangers stock engine(6cyl 3.0) and swap it with a 94/95 mustang 5.0L 302 engine. Im wondering if this is a good idea, or if anybody has any other suggestions? and what do u suggest i do with the rest of the...
  18. question

    I got an 89, gettin a 4 inch lift with 33 mudders, need more power, got the 2.9, i was told the 5.0 ford engine is the way to go, i dont want to have to change anyting like axles or tranny, just want to bolt and go, any one have any advice or suggestions. Thanks
  19. "2.3L to 4.0L" 2002 Ford Ranger XLT

    i blew the engine in my 2002 ford ranger XLT (2.3L 4cyl) and i want to put in a 4.0L 6cyl. would i have any problems with this? Im worried about the bolt patterns and the wiring harness not matching up. just need some advice from someone with more experienced with this kind of stuff.
  20. 86 ranger 2.9L to a V8 swap!!

    My neighbor has a 86 ranger he is about to sell for a decent price, beautiful body 4x4 works great but the tranny (manual) is about shot and the engine (2.9l V6) is very high mileage. I would like to take the engine and tranny out and replace it with a carbureted smallblock v8 and appropriate...


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