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right now im slowly collecting stuff to do my v8 swap on my ranger its an 88 ranger with the 2.9L in it and ive got a 5 speed out of an f250 and a t case out of a bronco which all work together and im just not sure what year of 302 i want and out of what vehicle i just was wonder what my best bet would be for an engine wiring wise and compatibly/clearence wise
 


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what are you looking to do with the truck? Is it already lif\ted? Do you have emissions testing where you're at?

I would highly recommend any 302 out of a mustang that is FI.

wiring is not hard, just get the complete harness when you pull the donor engine :icon_thumby:
 

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i want it to be a fairly good off road truck and its going to get a 3inch body lift before the swap then a suspension lift after the swap depending on the funds and in the dsm iowa i dont have any emissions testing and how good do the engines out of the crown vics and the marquis and the lincoln town cars go for performance and fit
 

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At the least, get a 5.0 from a 94-97 E or F150. Explorer motors are good, as well as the Mountaineer 5.0. Also the 88-up T-Bird/Cougar, Lincoln Mark VII LSC, and the Mustang 5.0's from 87-95. The full size Ford, Merc and Lincoln had a roller 5.0 from 87-91 but it's what Ford called the "Base" 5.0 rated at about 150 hp. It's a good start for a rebuild with aftermarket heads though due to the roller block and hardware, otherwise the cam is the smallest roller and the heads suck.
 


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