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302 to v6 tranny bellhousing??


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hello, i have a question, im getting a 302 for my 86 4x4 manual trans ranger and i think ghe 302 will work with the stock tranny, the engine in it is 2.9 v6. does anyone know what bellhousing i need to bolt them up?
 


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Welcome to TRS :)

I wouldn't recommend it because of the power differences, pre-1990 V6 tranny was made for about 150HP, and much less torque.

You will need to check which transmission you have

read here: http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/ManualTransmission.shtml


Summit has an adapter for SOME Ranger models, here: https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/add-712541/overview/

You will also need a 302 bell housing

Once you have a price look at the price of a trans and transfer case from an F-150 with 302, which IMO would be money better spent for long term use
 

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Welcome to TRS :)

I wouldn't recommend it because of the power differences, pre-1990 V6 tranny was made for about 150HP, and much less torque.

You will need to check which transmission you have

read here: http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/ManualTransmission.shtml


Summit has an adapter for SOME Ranger models, here: https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/add-712541/overview/

You will also need a 302 bell housing

Once you have a price look at the price of a trans and transfer case from an F-150 with 302, which IMO would be money better spent for long term use
my truck has the fm-145. i found a good deal on a rebuilt 302 shortened to fit in a ranger, would i need to change the tranny and t case to swap it in?
 

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There is no bell housing to bolt an FM145 to a 302. Also, the 302 will DESTROY that transmission without even trying. The 2.9 breaks the FM145, it doesn't stand a chance against a V8.
 

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Yes, better to use a V8 trans and transfer case.
8.8" rear axle would also be something to think about
 

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cut n turned d44 beams an long radius arms on their way. im thinkin ill just do more work to the 2.9, a 302 swaps gonna be over $1000 plus the engine


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^dude that thing looks sick!

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thanks, havent seen alot of 1st gen prerunners


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That does look awesome can you post up moar pics of how the bumper is attached and also are this aftermarket fender?
 

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I have some fiberglass fenders like the ones on his truck....

3" cutout, 3" flair....

Fiberglass unlimited. They have been really decent for me. I havent beat them up in the rocks yet, but they have taken everything I have thrown at them so far.
 

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removed inner fenders an relocated components to make room for the engine cage. ill be getting 14" king coilovers


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