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3.8 SC swap into 94 Ranger


gishaggs

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My plans are for a 3.8 SC engine For my ranger.

To get started I just wanna know if anyone knows exactly what I need to buy to make the swap. The truck originally has a 3.0 in it.

Im gonna keep the stock AOD and get better friction plates and seals and increase the pressure on the regulator.

What Im most concerned about is the motor mounts and electrical connections.

Also before installation I want to port and polish the heads, and change the internals. Like rod and stroke, possibly a slight bore to the block. Any recomendations in that area would be appreciated.

Lastly is there any good aftermarket websites for body internal and extierior parts.

Thank you.
 


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Psychopete

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Get the engine in factory and get it running good before modifications, so that if something isn't right, you know it isn't because of a modification. If the engine mounts are similar to 5.0, then it should be strait forward. just have to do some research and break a few eggs, this isn't a common swap. Having the Ranger engine out and the new donor engine in the bay makes it a lot clearer. Can't create a solution without seeing the problem.
 

gishaggs

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Ya, Do you think there might be a better year to do the swap with? I might be selling the truck, and getting a slightly newer one that's a step side. Also my brother was telling me about electrical connection kits that I might be able to use.
 


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