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3.8L SC motor and 5spd trans in 4 bangor 90'ish ranger.. questions


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I ran 19x11 with 275/45/19 on the rear of my 3.8 mustang and you cant break it loose except in the rain, lol. 18x8's up front and it handled nice. BUt as far as numbers go anything above a 17 inch rim is just for show. MM&FF did a wheel test couple years ago with 15-20 inch rims, lateral G's stopped improving and stayed the same at 17 inch rims and above. But a set of 10 in wide rims in the back woul def hook wiht a set of 9 inch up front, Nitto 555 series will hold the road in any condition. if you do the 555r extremes then dont drive it in the rain, falken has a couple good sets too.
 


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About the Supercoupe manual transmission.

Most people here are wrong and a few are half right.

The actual designation of the trans in the Thunderbord Supercoupe,
which IS a "Mazda", is "M5R2"

It is not an M5OD-R2, but it is very similar to one.

the big difference is that unlike the truck versions of the transmission
the shifter is mounted in the tailshaft like the T-5 shifter and the trans has a simple top cover in place of the shifter cover use on the truck transmissions.

The one thing I can absolutely assure you of is that the bellhousing on the supercoupe 3.8 engine (mine was a 1989 cougar XR7) is absolutely NOT the same as a 5.0 engine.

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What was different ? I didn't run into any problems at all bolting a super coupe 3.8L AOD to a 5.0L.
 

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I have always been told that a 3.8 doesnt have the same bolt pattern as the 5.0. I would love to see pictures of this.
 

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I've got an '89 Supercoupe w/ 64Kmiles and 5 miles on the engine(rebuilt about 5 years ago.) that could use new syncros. Anyone care to make a bet with me?

Bring $2000. We'll pull the trans and bolt it up to a 5.0l I have on an engine stand. If it doesnt bolt right up, you leave with the car and the cash. If it does, I keep the car and the cash.
 

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Don't know, the AOD from the 3.8L super coupe I used worked fine using 3.8L torque converter and 5.0L flex plate. 3.8L bellhousing bolts are metric, but they bolt into the engine. I can't say anything about the manual, haven't done it. Even the ford bell housing wiki lists RWD 3.8L under windsor w/ 5.0, with exception that the front wheel drive 3.8L engines use the vulcan pattern. If the wiki is wrong, then fix the mistake.
 

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Don't know, the AOD from the 3.8L super coupe I used worked fine using 3.8L torque converter and 5.0L flex plate. 3.8L bellhousing bolts are metric, but they bolt into the engine. I can't say anything about the manual, haven't done it. Even the ford bell housing wiki lists RWD 3.8L under windsor w/ 5.0, with exception that the front wheel drive 3.8L engines use the vulcan pattern. If the wiki is wrong, then fix the mistake.
There is no mistake. The 3.8l SC is a Windsor pattern. I'll bet my Supercoupe on it.
 

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Just saying that people immediately blow that off as a bad source, if the information is wrong, then they are more than welcome to correct it. :)
 

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I am doing a 95 sc into a 96 splash this summer with a T-5. Any pics or info on engine fitting in engine bay would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I'm wanting to do the same with my 2003 "splash". SC bolt in.. from what I'm reading here I can't use my current 5 speed that's behind the 2.3 duratech?

Wish this thread was filled out with the promised pics and detail...
 
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I'm wanting to do the same with my 2003 "splash". SC bolt in.. from what I'm reading here I can't use my current 5 speed that's behind the 2.3 duratech?

Wish this thread was filled out with the promised pics and detail...
Me too ! I have a 4.2L outside with a blow transmission behind it say "Give me a new home"
 

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Hello,

I am going to swap in the SC motor into my '98 Ranger 2.5l truck. Any help, pics or links would be appreciated!

I wish to run a manual behind the motor, does an ECM from an automatic hinder this combination? For instance, if I cannot get a SC with manual, but auto and then install this into the truck with a manual, will this have an impact on the operation? I hope makes some sense...

Regards,
PD
 


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