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  1. 2000 Ranger 3.0 --> 5.0

    So, I've already completed this swap, after taking many months of time to gather resources, do some homework, and jump into the grease pit but it was worth it. My vehicle is a 2000 Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 FFV 2wd (non-edge) I did not make use of a donor vehicle for this swap. Here's the information...
  2. How much hp can the ford 7.5 handle?

    I'm buying a new v8 from blueprint to replace my current worn out v8 (no I'm not going to build the current engine because it's much simpler and less confusing than building an engine with unknown specs) 84 ranger and it makes about 390hp. I plan on pairing it up to my current c4 auto and...
  3. Help on 97 ranger v8 swap with carbureted fuel system

    Hello I have a 97 ranger with 2.3l and the trans is a 83 mustang t5 v8 borge n warner both are manuals. I have got it all tied together with the local mechanic doing it very trustworthy n honest he quoted me $2200 n I got I was wondering what will have to be programmed out of the ecm or pcm once...
  4. Seeking guidance

    Hello, I am in the process of installing a V8 from a 1999 Explorer into my 1998 Ranger, the truck has already been extensively modified for rock crawling with axles from a 78' 1/2 ton and 37" tires. I have installed the complete engine harness and the dash harness from the explorer but I am...
  5. Radiator help!!! Urgent

    1996 Lone Ranger 5.0 efi GT-40 heads Howdy, I’m having some trouble fitting a good fan, I have about 2 inches between water pump and radiator, I’m using the 4.0 double core radiator, Wondering if anyone could find me an electric fan, or an idea on how to Cool this small block
  6. Mbcarter13

    Explorer 5.0 swap custom tune needed

    Can anyone point me in the direction of someone who can write a custom tune for an Explorer ECU? I have swapped an 00 explorer 5.0 Engine, 4R70W trans, Explorer computer and PATS into my 00 Ranger v6 4x4. I have done several engine modifications including EGR delete, deleting rear 02 sensors...
  7. 1st time V8 swap

    This is the first time I’m doing a motor swap of any kind so I’ll need all of the help I can get. Currently I have a 97 ranger 2wd with a 4 banger and a 5 speed manual transmission. I would like to swap it out with a 302 or a 351W and I want to do it the right way. I want to keep it a manual and...
  8. Cobra_CS

    98 ranger 2wd V8 swap, help needed

    Hey everyone. About to start my swap in a month and trying to get everything possible together before I start. Any help or advise would be appreciated. To start I'll let you know what I have, what I'm using for the swap and go from there. The truck: 1998 Ford Ranger ext cab flare side 2wd 4.0l...
  9. 99 v8 swap

    I have a 99 ranger and a 98 mountaineer. I took the motor out of the mountaineer and put it into my ranger but when I try to start it, it wants to turn over but the anti theft light comes on and I don't get any fuel pressure at all. I took all the anti theft modules and everything out of the...
  10. Range98

    1987 Ranger 306 Project Build

    Well here's my second ranger project I'm attempting. Picked up a rust free 1987 ranger with a blown tranny to be the project. Here she is. With the tired 2.9L I picked up an old 68' 302 out of a torino with a set of used E7te-PA heads. Not too pretty but she cleaned up nice. I'm...
  11. 5.0 Swap questions

    Okay, so I've searched around the internet, but haven't found specific answers for these questions. I've got a 2000 Ranger 2wd, and want to put a 5.0 in it, I'm in the midst of putting the engine together, but I have questions about some parts. I've read about some conversion kits online, but...
  12. CoreyTilton

    Electric Fans and Shrouds? anyone?

    hey guys, I have an 83 Ranger with a 5.0 HO swap (injected, want to say its probably an 89) previous PREVIOUS owner did the swap, now im here putting together the pieces. in addition to the mustang's engine, transmission, rear end, and various other parts, the owner put the stock (or stock...
  13. 89 Bronco 2 E.B. 302 swap

    A couple months ago i purchased a ranger with a 302 with a c4/c5 (Do not exactly know which one). Anyway, it was once running and driving so it had the oil filter relocation, motor mounts, etc.. I have already purchased new motor mounts from James duff and plan to get my headers and radiator...
  14. *302 swap transmission swap question*

    I have a 89 bronco 2 that had a automatic overdrive in it originally, i got a either c5 or c4 to put behind the 302 and the one i have now was a column shifter and the v8 transmission is a floor mount. will it adapt to my stock transmission linkage or will i have to put a hole in my floor? Also...
  15. bilzy7

    Looking For Someone To Do V8 Swap

    Hello, so as the title says I am looking for someone in MA/NH area (I'm currently in Haverhill, MA) who has experience or can do the swap? Right now I am talking to Enhances Street Performance and have linked them to some V8 build threads here and discussed what I want out of this. I basically...
  16. '99 xlt 4x4 auto 3.0 v6 to 5.0l v8 swap

    So I've been pondering this swap for the last month or so stalking this forum and looking at readily available info. From what I understand my year of ranger is the easiest to swap if I use the same year of explorer. My question is what do I all have to swap across? I know you have the engine...
  17. jesselee20040

    help... distance between bellhousing and shifter??

    I am considering a drivetrain swap for my bronco II. I have a vortec 5.3 and nv3500 with a np 231c with a standalone harness. Can someone with a fm145/6 or a m50d-r1 out of a vehicle measure the distance between the bellhousing and the shifter? I know on the rangers the distance are all slightly...
  18. betomonroy

    '98-up V8 swap to coil suspension Issue

    I'm currently stuck in the process of putting a V8 in my truck and the only thing holding me back is the fact that the engine mounting plates are not compatible in this truck. There is a huge difference in frame to make this swap possible. The only solution is to buy or have different mounting...
  19. 88 ranger v8 swap

    I want to put a v8 in my 88 ranger but I am not sure what engine I should get an what engine will fit in easily with out much modifying an what transmission should I get with the engine About how much will it cost to rebuild an swap an engine to
  20. Lonewolf613

    Easiest Manual Trans To Use With 302 Engine Swap

    I am just starting my 302 swap and I'm trying to gather up all the major components to do the job. My 90' Ranger cam factory with the 2.9L and 5 speed so i was planing on keeping it a manual with the 302 since the pedals are already there. So I'm just looking for some advise from those who have...


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